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Day June 21, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, June 21, 2010

Adopted S.Res.560, a resolution recognizing the immeasurable contributions of fathers in the healthy development of children, supporting responsible fatherhood, and encouraging greater involvement of fathers in the lives of their families, especially on Father’s Day. Adopted S.Res.561, a resolution designating June 25th, 2010 as National Huntington’s Disease Awareness Day.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00196

On the Nomination: Confirmation Marc T. Treadwell, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of GeorgiaResult: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00195

On the Nomination: Confirmation Mark A. Goldsmith, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of MichiganResult: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00196

On the Nomination: Confirmation Marc T. Treadwell, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of GeorgiaResult: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00195

On the Nomination: Confirmation Mark A. Goldsmith, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of MichiganResult: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, June 21, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 5:15pm with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each and with no motions in order. At 5:15pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive session and debate concurrently until 6pm, with the time equally divided and controlled between…

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Reid: Democrats Fighting To Protect Nevada Businesses And Workers

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks this afternoon on the Senate floor regarding Democratic efforts to pass legislation that would assist out-of-work Americans, help small businesses hire and close outsourcing tax loopholes that threaten American jobs.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “What we do here on this…

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Democrats Fight to Protect Small Businesses From Credit Card Swipe Fees

Americans paid approximately $48 billion in credit card swipe fees in 2008 — triple the amount that credit card companies collected in 2001.  These fees have landed in the laps of consumers and small businesses — and Democrats have taken notice. "Credit and debit cards are quickly replacing cash and checks in today’s economy —…

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