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Month November 2010

Senate Roll Call Vote #00252

On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 4715: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Harkin S.Amdt.4715; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (69-26, 5 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00254

On the Motion S.Amdt. 4713: Motion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Baucus S.Amdt.4713, As Modified; To repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (44-53, 3 members not voting, 2/3 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00253

On the Motion S.Amdt. 4702: Motion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Johanns S.Amdt.4702; To repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (61-35, 4 members not voting, 2/3 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00252

On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 4715: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Harkin S.Amdt.4715; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (69-26, 5 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, November 29, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 4pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes. At 4:00pm, the Senate will resume consideration of S.510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, as provided for under the previous order. 5:30pm swearing in of Senator-elect Mark Kirk to…

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ICYMI: The Unemployed Held Hostage, Again

Key Point: “Opponents would have you believe that the nation cannot afford to keep paying unemployment benefits: a yearlong extension would cost about $60 billion. The truth is, we cannot afford not to. The nation has never ended federal benefits when unemployment is as high as it is now, and for good reason: Without jobs,…

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Reid: Republicans Blocked Effort To Ease Burden On Small Businesses

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after Republicans blocked an effort to ease the burden of paperwork on America’s small businesses:   “Republicans blocked us from eliminating burdensome paperwork that is hindering small businesses’ ability to create jobs.  Ignoring the millions of Americans who are out of work…

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ICYMI: WSJ Calls On GOP To Support DREAM – “A Worthy Immigration Bill”

Key points: “… [I]t’s in the interests of the country that Republicans in the next Congress find some room for compromise, and pending legislation aimed at undocumented youths is a good place to start.” “… [T]he Dream Act has enjoyed Republican support in the past from the likes of Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Implementing Health Reform that Works for Middle-Class Americans

Earlier this year, Congress passed and the President signed landmark health insurance reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L. 111-152), and Americans are already experiencing the benefits.  These two laws, together referred to as the Affordable Care Act, put control over health…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, November 19, 2010

Passed H.R.4783, with substitute amendment (“Claims Settlement Act of 2010) House Message to accompany H.R.5566, Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act (concur in the House amendment) House Message to accompany H.R.3689, the Copyright, Clarification and Corrections Act of 2010 (concur in House amendment) Passed S.3650, Gold Star Fathers Passed H.R.6198, Bankruptcy Technical Corrections Act Adopted H.Con.Res.327,…

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