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Day June 28, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, June 28, 2010

Adopted S.Res.567, electing Senator Inouye as President Pro Tempore. Adopted S.Res.568, Notifying the House of Representatives of the election of Senator Inouye as President Pro Tempore. Adopted S.Res.569, Notifying the President of the election of Senator Inouye as President Pro Tempore. Passed H.R.3429, a bill to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00201

On the Nomination: Confirmation Gary Scott Feinerman, of Illinois, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern DistrictResult: Confirmed (80-0, 19 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00201

On the Nomination: Confirmation Gary Scott Feinerman, of Illinois, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern DistrictResult: Confirmed (80-0, 19 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, June 28, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 5:00pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Gary Feinerman, of Illinois, to be United States District judge for the Northern District of…

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Reid Statement On U.S. Supreme Court 2nd Amendment Ruling

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today made the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the case of McDonald v. Chicago:   “With today’s ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has helped ensure that the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans will be protected in all corners of our country.  The right to…

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Reid Statement On Senator Byrd

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today following the death of West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd:   “Robert Byrd’s was one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen.  From his graduation as valedictorian of his high school class at the age of 16 to his chairmanship of the Senate…

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Reid Spokesman: Contrary To Desperate Republican Spin, Thurgood Marshall Not ‘Out Of The Mainstream’

Washington, DC— Jim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to the comments of Senators Kyl and Cornyn at the Supreme Court nomination hearing of Solicitor General Elena Kagan.  Republicans attacked the judicial philosophy of Justice Thurgood Marshall as “out of the mainstream”:   “Standing up for the…

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Correcting the Record: Judicial Experience Is Not A Prerequisite For Serving on The Supreme Court

From The Senate Judiciary Committee Majority Staff RHETORIC:  Republicans have suggested that Solicitor General Kagan is not qualified for the Supreme Court because she has not been a judge and has insufficient legal experience to merit a seat on the Supreme Court.   FACT:  Elena Kagan’s background is similar to that of many of our…

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Reid Remarks On The Passing Of West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon about the late Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia. Senator Byrd passed away earlier this morning.  Below are Senator Reid’s remarks as prepared for delivery:   “Our Senate family grieves today alongside the Byrd family over the loss of…

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