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Day December 22, 2010

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Passed H.R.6523, the DoD Authorization bill, with Levin-McCain amendment. Passed S.4053, the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act. Passed H.R.6398, a bill to require the Federal deposit Insurance Corporation to fully insure Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts. Passed H.R.847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, with Gillibrand-Schumer amendment Passed S.4058, a bill to extend…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00299

On the Nomination: Confirmation Mary Helen Murgia, of Arizona to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00298

On the Resolution of Ratification: Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification As Amended (Treaty Doc. 111-5); Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, signed in Prague on April 8, 2010, with ProtocolResult: Agreed to (71-26, 3 members not…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00299

On the Nomination: Confirmation Mary Helen Murgia, of Arizona to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00298

On the Resolution of Ratification: Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification As Amended (Treaty Doc. 111-5); Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, signed in Prague on April 8, 2010, with ProtocolResult: Agreed to (71-26, 3 members not…

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Playbook: “The Big Idea/If You Only Read One Story”

Playbook:THE BIG IDEA / PUNDIT PREP / IF YOU READ ONLY ONE STORY — Bloomberg’s Lisa Lerer and Laura Litvan:"The 111th Congress made more law affecting more Americans since the ‘Great Society’ legislation of the 1960s. For the first time since President Theodore Roosevelt began the quest for a national health-care system more than 100…

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Reid: 111th Congress Did More To Support Middle Class Families And Promote Equality Than Any In History

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this evening regarding the accomplishments of the 111th Congress.  See below for his remarks as prepared for delivery: “When we convened this Congress in January 2009, 700,000 Americans were losing their jobs every month.  “Soon after this Congress began, an auto industry…

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Under Reid’s Leadership The ‘Do-Something Congress’ Continues Successes In Lame Duck

Graham: “Harry Reid Has Eaten Our Lunch.” The press has noted that this lame duck session has been "anything but lame," a fitting end to a Congress that "accomplished more, legislatively, than any other Congress since the 1960s." In the past few weeks, Senate Democrats have continued our work to cut taxes for middle class…

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Which Headline Do Republicans Want To See?

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Reid: Bipartisan Ratification Of New START Treaty Keeps America Safe

Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today following Senate ratification of the New START Treaty:   “This broadly bipartisan ratification sends a clear message to the world: America’s leadership on nuclear nonproliferation is strong and unwavering.  I thank Chairman Kerry and Ranking Member Lugar for leading the open, honest and…

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