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Day May 19, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Brigadier General Michael J. Walsh to be Major General. Passed S.920, the Information Technology (IT) Oversight and Waste Prevention Act (with a Carper-Collins amendment). Adopted S.Res.534, a resolution designating May 1, 2010, as “Silver STar SErvice Banner Day”. Adopted S.Res.535, a resolution honoring the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00159

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3746: Whitehouse S.Amdt.3746 As Modified Further; To restore to the States the right to protect consumers from usurious lenders.Result: Rejected (35-60, 5 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00159

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3746: Whitehouse S.Amdt.3746 As Modified Further; To restore to the States the right to protect consumers from usurious lenders.Result: Rejected (35-60, 5 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00158

On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 3739: Motion to Invoke Cloture On Dodd S.Amdt.3739; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Rejected (57-42, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00158

On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 3739: Motion to Invoke Cloture On Dodd S.Amdt.3739; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Rejected (57-42, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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On Your Side: Senate Democrats Support a Swift and Fair Confirmation Process for Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

“While we can’t presume to replace Justice Stevens’ wisdom or experience, I have selected a nominee who I believe embodies that same excellence, independence, integrity, and passion for the law — and who can ultimately provide that same kind of leadership on the Court:  our Solicitor General, and my friend, Elena Kagan.” -          President Obama,…

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The Obama Administration Is Leading a Tough, Smart Fight to Confront Global Terrorist Threats and Keep America Safe

The Obama Administration, in partnership with Congress, has put in place comprehensive counterterrorism strategy to keep America safe and confront al Qaeda and other global terrorist threats.  Through a strong interagency approach at home and a more aggressive, multilateral approach around the world, the Administration has disrupted numerous terrorist plots against our homeland, brought dozens…

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On Your Side: Democrats Continue to Push for Energy and Climate Legislation

Energy and climate change issues are some of the most formidable problems facing this generation, but Democrats understand, and our nation’s history demonstrates, that America can meet them.  The challenges posed by U.S. energy policies will require that America create an energy policy that prioritizes energy independence, cleaner air, and job creation, and puts America…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Implementing Health Reform that Works for Middle-Class Americans

Earlier this year, Congress passed and the President signed landmark health insurance reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L. 111-152), and Americans are already experiencing the benefits.  Senate Democrats are committed to implementing health reform that brings down the cost of coverage,…

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Reid: Democrats Working, Over Republican Objections, To Protect Nevadans From High-Risk Wall Street Trading

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid entered the following remarks into the Congressional Record last night regarding Republican efforts to block the Levin-Merkley amendment to Wall Street reform.  The amendment would strengthen the “Volcker Rule” in the underlying bill by further restricting high-risk trading on Wall Street:   “Months ago, one of the most respected…

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