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Day July 20, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Passed S.3250, the Federal Building Personnel Training Act of 2010. Adopted S.Res.584, a resolution commemorating the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games. Adopted S.Re.S588, a resolution recognizing the economic and environmental impacts of the British Petroleum oil spill on the people of the Gulf Coast.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00209

On the Cloture Motion: Upon Reconsideration Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to Senate Amdt. to H.R.4213 with Amdt. 4425; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (60-40, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00209

On the Cloture Motion: Upon Reconsideration Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to Senate Amdt. to H.R.4213 with Amdt. 4425; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (60-40, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid On GOP Delay Of Unemployment Safety Net: “Republicans Better Be Ready Tomorrow To Defend Their Position”

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this evening regarding Republican delay of a final vote on unemployment benefits extension.  Earlier today, Senate Democrats won a key cloture vote to move forward on this legislation that millions of unemployed Americans are depending on:   “I want everyone watching the…

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Reid: Democrats Continue Fight To Give Unemployed Nevadans The Safety Net They Deserve

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks at a press conference today following a cloture vote in the Senate to extend unemployment benefits to millions of Americans.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “You’ve heard us talk for weeks about the importance of extending unemployment insurance for millions of out-of-work…

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Today’s Vote on Unemployment Insurance

Today the Senate will hold it’s eighth vote to extend unemployment insurance for millions of out-of-work Americans. The debate surrounding the moral and economic case for helping those most in need has been going on for so long because Republicans have been standing in the way for so long. On seven previous votes the majority…

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The Unemployment Crisis

The debate on long-term unemployment insurance has revealed just how out-of-touch some Republicans are with the lives of everyday Americans. Long-term unemployment continues to persist because of the cruel reality of this economic crisis, not because jobless benefits have made the unemployed less motivated to look for work. According to the Center for American Progress,…

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Reid Statement On Judiciary Committee Vote Regarding The Nomination Of Elena Kagan For The U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to report the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court to the full Senate:   “Elena Kagan has proven that she will be a Supreme Court Justice who will not favor big corporations that…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business with the time until 12:30pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The Majority will control the first 30 minutes and the Republicans will control the next 30 minutes. Senators are permitted to speak therein for up to 10…

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