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Month October 2009

Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Morning business for 2 hours with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to H.R.3548, Unemployment Benefits Extension Act of 2009, post-cloture.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, October 27, 2009

S.Res.324, designating November 1, 2009 as “National Hemangioma Treatment Awareness Day” S.Res.325, designating October 25 through October 31, 2009 as “National Hispanic Media Week” in honor of the Latino Media of America

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00329

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.3548; A bill to amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary availability of certain additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (87-13, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00329

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.3548; A bill to amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary availability of certain additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (87-13, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00328

On the Nomination: Confirmation Irene Cornelia Berger of West Virginia to be U.S. District Judge.Result: Confirmed (97-0, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00328

On the Nomination: Confirmation Irene Cornelia Berger of West Virginia to be U.S. District Judge.Result: Confirmed (97-0, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid Spokesman: McConnell’s Logic On Procedural Votes Explains Misplaced Republican Priorities

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader spokesman, Rodell Mollineau, released the following statement in response to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comments on the real meaning of cloture votes: “We are glad that Senator McConnell has made clear his position on cloture votes.  By his logic, Senate Republicans’ vote last week against proceeding to the defense bill means…

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Los Excesos de Wall Street Demuestran Cuan Desconectados Están del Pueblo Estadounidense

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones en el recinto del Senado está tarde. A continuación apartes de su discurso: “La crisis económica ha sido el producto de abusos descarados y conspiraciones elaboradas. Pero cuando llegamos al meollo del asunto, no nos queda más que un simple motivo:…

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Declaración de Reid Sobre Voto de Proyecto de Ley para Extender Beneficios de Desempleo

Washington, D.C. –El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que los republicanos forzaran un voto (en inglés, cloture) para poder debatir un proyecto de ley para extender los beneficios para desempleados. Los republicanos han estado tratando de bloquear el proyecto de ley porque quieren añadirle varias enmiendas…

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Reid: Out-Of-Work Americans Need Help, But Republicans Content To Just Say ‘No’

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this evening regarding Republican obstruction of efforts to extend unemployment benefits to out-of-work Americans. Senator Reid’s remarks as prepared for delivery. The Senate Democratic Web page now features a real-time clock with a running count of how many Americans continue to…

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