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Day November 17, 2010

Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 11:00am with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. Of the majority’s time, Senator Harkin will control 15 minutes, Senator Dodd will control 15 minutes, and Senator Mikulski will control 5 minutes. At 11:00am, the Senate…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Passed S.1421, Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act Adopted S.Res.681, a resolution designating the week of November 15 through 19, 2010, as “Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00250

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.510; A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply.Result: Agreed to (74-25, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00249

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.3772; A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (58-41, 1 member not voting,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00250

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.510; A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply.Result: Agreed to (74-25, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00249

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.3772; A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (58-41, 1 member not voting,…

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Reid Anuncia Cambios en el Liderazgo de Su Equipo

Washington, DC — El líder de la mayoría del Senado Harry Reid anunció hoy el nombramiento de su jefe de despacho Gary Myrick como Secretario de la Mayoría para la Bancada Demócrata del Senado. Myrick remplazará a Lula Davis, quien se retira después de haber trabajado 30 años al servicio del Congreso. Adicionalmente, Reid anunció…

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Reid Presentará el Dream Act Como Proyecto Individual

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones anunciando la presentación del DREAM Act como un proyecto de ley individual que será llevado a votación durante esta sesión especial del Senado: “Si hay un proyecto de ley bipartidista que tiene sentido para nuestro país económicamente, para la seguridad…

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Senate Votes to Debate Food Safety Legislation

Recent outbreaks of food-borne illness and nationwide recalls of contaminated food from both U.S. and foreign sources highlight the need to refine and modernize our nation’s food safety system. In response to this need, Democrats and Republicans crafted bipartisan legislation called the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act that will address many of our food safety…

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Vote Today on Wage Equality for Women

Today the Senate will vote at 11 AM ET on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that strengthens elements of the Equal Pay Act and acts as a companion piece to the Lilly Ledbetter Act. While the Equal Pay Act addresses fair pay issues, loopholes remain that allow businesses to come up with reasons for…

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