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Day December 19, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Sunday, December 19, 2010

Confirmed by voice vote Carlton W. Reeves, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi. Confirmed Darrell James Bell to be U.S. Marshal (Montana) Confirmed Edwin Sloane to be U.S. Marshal (District of Columbia) Passed H.R.2751, as amended by the text of S.510 (Food Safety) minus the offending blue…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00284

On the Nomination: Confirmation Raymond Joseph Lohier, Jr., of New York, to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (92-0, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00283

On the Amendment: Risch S.Amdt.4839; To amend the preamble to the Treaty to acknowledge the interrelationship between non-strategic and strategic offensive arms.Result: Rejected (32-60, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00284

On the Nomination: Confirmation Raymond Joseph Lohier, Jr., of New York, to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (92-0, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00283

On the Amendment: Risch S.Amdt.4839; To amend the preamble to the Treaty to acknowledge the interrelationship between non-strategic and strategic offensive arms.Result: Rejected (32-60, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Sunday, December 19, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume Executive Session to consider the New START Treaty. There will then be 3 hours of debate with respect to the Risch amendment #4839 with the time divided as follows: one hour under the control of Senator Kerry or his designee and 2 hours under the control of…

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Reid Statement On Passage Of Food Safety Measure

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate passed a measure to update our nation’s food safety system by unanimous consent:   “Our food safety system has not been updated in almost a century. Families in Nevada and across America should never have to worry about whether the food they…

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Reid: Time To Move Forward On Treaty To Keep Nuclear Weapons Out Of The Hands Of Terrorists

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after filing cloture on the New START Treaty:   “After months of consideration and five days of open and robust debate, it is time to move forward on a treaty that will help reverse nuclear proliferation and make it harder for terrorists to get their…

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A Few Things That Happened While Republicans Failed to Read the START Treaty

Here are a few things that happened in the eight months since the New START Treaty was signed on April 8, 2010. One thing that apparently did not happen: Republicans taking the time to actually review the treaty. Chilean Miners trapped and released. Lady Gaga debuted her meat dress. Lindsay Lohan returned to rehab, was…

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