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Month June 2010

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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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, June 25, 2010

Passed S.3104, Radio Free Asia Adopted S.Res.566, a resoltuion expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the situation in Kyrgystan The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Pistole to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security.

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Stabenow And Brown Call On Republicans To Stop Siding With Special Interests Over The Middle Class

Washington, DC—Senators Debbie Stabenow and Sherrod Brown held a conference call this afternoon to discuss how Republicans continue to protect big corporate special interests at the expense of American communities and small businesses.  Republicans have consistently protected special interests by apologizing to BP because Democrats are holding their feet to the fire, blocking Democrats from…

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Reid Spokesman: It Is Time To Put Action Before Rhetoric To Help American Families

Washington, DC— Jim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to a letter from Senator Olympia Snowe calling for a vote on a stand-alone bill to extend unemployment benefits: “We appreciate Senator Snowe’s concerns, but the fact is that she is sending the letter to the wrong person…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, June 25, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to HR H.R.5297, the Small Business Lending Fund Program. There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session of the Senate.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, June 24, 2010

Adopted S.Res.548, as amended, a resolution to express the sense of the Senate that Israel has an undeniable right to self-defense, and to condemn the recent destabilizing actions by extremists aboard the ship Mavi Marmara.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00200

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.4213, with the Baucus S.Amdt.4386; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (57-41, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00200

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.4213, with the Baucus S.Amdt.4386; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (57-41, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click…

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