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Day April 19, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, April 19, 2010

Adopted S.Res.489, a resolution honoring the life and achievements of Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks. Adopted H.Con.Res.243, a concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a June 6, 2010 event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha. Passed H.R.4360, a bill to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs blind…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00118

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Lael Brainard, to be an Under Secretary of the TreasuryResult: Agreed to (84-10, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00118

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Lael Brainard, to be an Under Secretary of the TreasuryResult: Agreed to (84-10, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, April 19, 2010

Morning Business until 3:00pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to debate the nomination of Lael Brainard to be Under Secretary of the Treasury. At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to roll call vote on the motion to invoke…

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Lael Brainard — Treasury Department Nominee

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture on five nominations including:   Lael Brainard, of the District of Columbia, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury Marisa Demeo, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Christopher Schroeder, of North Carolina,…

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Reid: Wall Street Refrom Needed To Protect Nevada Taxpayers

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon on Wall Street reform.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “Holding big banks accountable for the enormous economic crisis of recent years is about more than dollars and cents.  It is about fairness and justice.  It’s…

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Reid Spokesman: McConnell and Cornyn Should Reveal What They Discussed In Backroom Meeting With Bank Executives

Washington, DC—Spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Jim Manley, released the following statement today calling on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and NRSC Chair Jon Cornyn to reveal what they discussed with bank executives in secret, backroom meetings related to Wall Street reform: “Senators McConnell and Cornyn should immediately reveal what they discussed earlier this…

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