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Day September 23, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, September 23, 2010

H.R.4853, Airport and Airway Extension Act (w/ substitute amendment – extends existing authorities until 12/31/10) S.Res.583, World Veterinary Year S.Res.640, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United States engagement with ASEAN and its member-states S.Res.641, a resolution observing the 5th anniversary of the date on which Hurricane Rita devastated the coasts of…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00240

On the Cloture Motion: Upon Reconsideration, Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.3628; A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00240

On the Cloture Motion: Upon Reconsideration, Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.3628; A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00239

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S.J.Res.30; A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Mediation Board relating to representation election procedures.Result: Rejected (43-56, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00239

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S.J.Res.30; A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Mediation Board relating to representation election procedures.Result: Rejected (43-56, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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S.J. Res. 30, Providing for Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Submitted by the National Mediation Board Relating to Representation Election Procedures

On May 11, 2010, Senate Republicans introduced a resolution (S.J.Res.30) that would disapprove and nullify a new rule submitted by the National Mediation Board to allow a majority of ballots cast to determine union representation.  The new rule that Senate Republicans oppose is consistent with statute, was considered in an open and transparent process, and…

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Vocero de Reid Sobre el Bloqueo Republicano de los Recortes Tributarios a la Clase Media

Washington, DC – Jim Manley, vocero del Senador por Nevada Harry Reid, hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy sobre el plan demócrata para extender los recortes tributarios para la clase media para finales del año en curso: “Los demócratas creemos que debemos extender de manera permanente los recortes tributarios para la clase media antes de que…

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Reid: Republicanos Bloquean Debate Sobre Medidas Sensatas Para Prevenir que los Intereses Especiales Callen la Voz de los Votantes

Washington, DC –El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy después de que los republicanos del Senado bloquearan un voto para abrir debate sobre el DISCLOSE Act, el cual previene que las grandes corporaciones y los intereses especiales dejen de decidir las elecciones estadounidenses: “Hemos escuchado a todos los republicanos hablar de…

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Schumer, Brown, Merkley Discuss Democrats’ Efforts To Prevent Corporations And Special Interests From Buying Our Elections

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Chuck Schumer and Senators Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley held a press conference earlier today to discuss Democrats’ efforts to prevent corporations, foreign governments, and secretive special interests from buying our elections. The Citizens United Supreme Court decision opened the door for more than $400 million in…

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Harkin, Dodd, Cantwell Join Sebelius To Discuss Cost-Saving, Abuse-Ending Benefits Of Health Reform That Start Today

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