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Day May 11, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Adopted S.Res.511, a resolution commemorating and acknowledging the dedication and sacrifices made by the Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00140

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3839: McCain S.Amdt.3839; To provide for enhanced regulation of, and to establish a term certain for the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to provide conditions for continued operation of such enterprises, to provide for the wind down of such operations and the dissolution of such enterprises, and to address…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00139

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3938: Dodd S.Amdt.3938; To require the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct a study on ending the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and reforming the housing finance system.Result: Agreed to (63-36, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00140

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3839: McCain S.Amdt.3839; To provide for enhanced regulation of, and to establish a term certain for the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to provide conditions for continued operation of such enterprises, to provide for the wind down of such operations and the dissolution of such enterprises, and to address…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00139

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3938: Dodd S.Amdt.3938; To require the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct a study on ending the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and reforming the housing finance system.Result: Agreed to (63-36, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00138

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3760: Vitter S.Amdt.3760; To address availability of information concerning the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (37-62, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00137

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3738: Sanders S.Amdt.3738 as Modified; To require the non-partisan Government Accountability Office to conduct an independent audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System that does not interfere with monetary policy, to let the American people know the names of the recipients of over $2,000,000,000,000 in taxpayer assistance…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00138

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3760: Vitter S.Amdt.3760; To address availability of information concerning the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (37-62, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00137

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3738: Sanders S.Amdt.3738 as Modified; To require the non-partisan Government Accountability Office to conduct an independent audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System that does not interfere with monetary policy, to let the American people know the names of the recipients of over $2,000,000,000,000 in taxpayer assistance…

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Democrats Fight To Create A More Transparent Financial System

The Senate voted today to pass an amendment sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ that will require a review of the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending activities. The amendment passed 96-0.   During the 2008 financial crisis, "large financial institutions received tillions of dollars in zero or near-zero interest loans," said Sanders. "Who received those loans and under what terms? It…

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