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Day April 21, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Adopted H.Con.Res.222, a concurrent resolution recognizing the leadership and historical contributions of Dr. Hector Garcia to the Hispanic community and his remarkable efforts to combat racial and ethnic discrimination in the United States. Adopted S.Res.483, a resolution congratulating the Republic of Serbia’s application for European Union membership and recognizing Serbia’s active efforts to integrate into…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00122

On the Nomination: Confirmation Thomas I. Vanaskie, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third CircuitResult: Confirmed (77-20, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00122

On the Nomination: Confirmation Thomas I. Vanaskie, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third CircuitResult: Confirmed (77-20, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00121

On the Nomination: Confirmation Christopher H. Schroeder, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Attorney GeneralResult: Confirmed (72-24, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00121

On the Nomination: Confirmation Christopher H. Schroeder, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Attorney GeneralResult: Confirmed (72-24, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Democrats, Small Business Advocates Discuss Small Business Protections In Wall Street Reform Bill

Washington, DC—Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, Senators Jack Reed and Michael Bennet held a press conference this afternoon to discuss how Senate Democrats are committed to standing up for small businesses and holding Wall Street accountable.  They were joined by Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Frank Knapp, President of…

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Reid: Bipartisan Committee Vote Continues Momentum To Hold Wall Street Accountable And Put Consumers Back In Control

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this afternoon after a bipartisan vote in favor of Wall Street accountability legislation in the Senate Agriculture Committee earlier today:    “Nevadans and Americans were forced to pay the price for years of greed and reckless gambling on Wall Street – families lost their homes,…

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Christopher Schroeder — Judiciary Nominee

Christopher Schroeder was first nominated to be the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy on June 4, 2009. His nomination was reported favorably by the Senate Judiciary Committee by voice vote without dissent in July. After he was re-nominated this year, his nomination was reported favorably in February by a vote of 16-3, with…

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Reid Spokesman: As Bipartisan Negotiations Continue, Democrats Defend Against Efforts To Water Down Wall Street Accountability

Washington, DC— Jim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to Republican attempts to take credit for Wall Street reform progress:   “We’re glad that, due to the leadership of Chairman Dodd, bipartisan negotiations on how to hold Wall Street accountable are continuing – just as they have…

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Reid Spokesman: Yet Another Rebuke To McConnell’s False Attacks Emerges As Americans Are Still Waiting For Him To Come Clean About His Secret, Back-Room Meeting With Wall Street

Washington, DC— Jim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today on the latest rebuke to Senator McConnell’s false rhetoric. The independent, non-partisan fact-checker PolitiFact finds that Senator McConnell’s statements are “false” and “seriously overheated rhetoric”:   “It’s now been 13 days since Senators McConnell and Cornyn held a secret, closed-door…

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