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Day April 20, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Confirmed Executive Calendar #333, Stuart Gordon Nash, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Adopted S.Res.492, a resolution honoring the life and achievements of Dr. Dorothy I. Height. Adopted S.Res.493, a resolution designating April 23-25 as “Global Youth Service Days”. Adopted S.REs.494, a…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00120

On the Nomination: Confirmation Marisa J. Demeo, of D.C., to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of D.C.Result: Confirmed (66-32, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00120

On the Nomination: Confirmation Marisa J. Demeo, of D.C., to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of D.C.Result: Confirmed (66-32, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00119

On the Nomination: Confirmation Lael Brainard, of D.C., to be an Under Secretary of the TreasuryResult: Confirmed (78-19, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00119

On the Nomination: Confirmation Lael Brainard, of D.C., to be an Under Secretary of the TreasuryResult: Confirmed (78-19, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Bipartisan Bill Holds Wall Street Accountable And Protects Nevadans

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this morning regarding efforts to hold Wall Street accountable.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “Wall Street reform is a complex subject.  Few of us are experts in derivatives trading or credit default swaps or the intricacies of…

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Reid Spokesman: Growing Evidence That Senator McConnell Is Willfully Misleading The Public About Wall Street Reform

Washington, DC— Jim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today to highlight Senator Corker’s rebuttal of Senator McConnell’s false claims about bipartisan work on Wall Street reform.  Senator Corker took to the Senate floor yesterday and said that the provision in the bill to help liquidate failed banks in an…

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Reid Statement On The Death Of Dorothy Height

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this morning in reaction to the death of former National Council of Negro Women President Dorothy Height, who passed away earlier today at age 98:   “America lost a civil rights icon today.  Dorothy Height helped put the issue of equality for women and African-Americans on…

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Marisa Demeo — Judiciary Nominee

During the Bush presidency, Senate Republicans contended that filibusters of judicial nominations were "unconstitutional." Now that President Obama is in the White House, Senate Republicans have filibustered countless nominees, including Judge David Hamilton and Judge Barbara Keenan, who were later confirmed unanimously. The same Republican Senators who recently threatened to blow up the Senate unless…

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Reid And Dodd, In Letter, Call On McConnell To Stop Protecting Wall Street And Start Supporting Wall Street Accountability

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Banking Committee Chair Chris Dodd sent a written response to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell today, responding to a recent letter from the Senate Republican Caucus outlining Republicans’ intent to protect Wall Street and keep the same rules in place that brought America’s economy to…

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