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Senate Roll Call Vote #00264

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2301: Kyl S.Amdt.2301 As Modified; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Rejected (40-57, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00263

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2300: Motion to Table Harkin S.Amdt.2300; To limit the provision of vouchers to individuals with adjusted gross incomes of less than $50,000 or joint filers with adjusted gross incomes of less than $75,000.Result: Agreed to (65-32, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00262

On the Nomination: Confirmation Sonia Sotomayor, of New York, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme CourtResult: Confirmed (68-31, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00262

On the Nomination: Confirmation Sonia Sotomayor, of New York, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme CourtResult: Confirmed (68-31, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: With Cash For Clunkers, Both Consumers And Business Win

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this evening upon the passage of additional funding for the Cash for Clunkers program:   “Cash for Clunkers is an extraordinarily popular program that is a good example of a public-private partnership where both consumers and business win, and one that contributes to Americans’ confidence…

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Reid: La Jueza Sotomayor Es La Prueba Concreta De Lo Que Se Puede Alcanzar En Este País

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo el siguiente discurso en el pleno del Senado antes del voto de confirmación de Sonia Sotomayor como Jueza de la Corte Suprema de Justicia. El Senado aprobó la nominación de Sonia Sotomayor con un voto de 68-31. “El 17 de mayo de 1954,…

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H.R. 3435, Making Supplemental Appropriations for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program

Summary and Background In June, Congress passed and the President signed H.R.2346, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009 (P.L. 111-32), which established and appropriated $1 billion for a program within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration known as the “Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program” (CARS) (commonly referred to as the “Cash for Clunkers” program). …

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Reid: Sotomayor Confirmation A Testament To The American Dream

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today after the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as our first Latina U.S. Supreme Court Justice: “The confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States is an inspiration to not only millions of young women and Hispanic Americans, but our…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, August 06, 2009

Morning Business until 10:00am, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. H.R.3435, a bill making supplemental appropriations…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Passed S.713, FEMA Accountability Act of 2009 Passed H.R.1275, Utah Recreational Land Exchange Act of 2009 Passed H.R.2938, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project Adopted H.Con.Res.171, use of Capitol grounds Adopted S.Res.226, Gospel Music Heritage Month Adopted S.Res.244, commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Wilderness Act S.1547, Zero Tolerance…

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