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Month February 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, February 28, 2011

Confirmed Amy Totenberg, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, by Adopted S.Res.78, relative to the death of former U.S. Senator James McClure. Adopted S.Res.8, Women in the US Armed Forces

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00026

On the Nomination: Confirmation Steve C. Jones, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of GeorgiaResult: Confirmed (90-0, 10 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00026

On the Nomination: Confirmation Steve C. Jones, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of GeorgiaResult: Confirmed (90-0, 10 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, February 28, 2011

Following the prayer and pledge, Senator Isakson will deliver Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the address, there will be a period of morning business until 3:30pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 3:30pm, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.23, the Patent Reform Act of 2011. The…

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S. 23, America Invents Act of 2011

CENTRAL POINTS: In order to win the future, America must out-innovate and out-build the rest of the world.  Yet the U.S. patent system lags woefully behind.  Over 750,000 patent applications have yet to be approved due to inefficiencies in the approval process. The America Invents Act will create jobs and promote innovation by reforming the…

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Legislative Bulletin: America Invents Act of 2011 – S. 23

CENTRAL POINTS: In order to win the future, America must out-innovate and out-build the rest of the world.  Yet the U.S. patent system lags woefully behind.  Over 750,000 patent applications have yet to be approved due to inefficiencies in the approval process. The America Invents Act will create jobs and promote innovation by reforming the…

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ICYMI: Zandi: GOP Spending Plan Would Cost 700K Jobs

Key point: “A Republican plan to sharply cut federal spending this year would destroy 700,000 jobs through 2012, according to an independent economic analysis set for release Monday.” GOP spending plan would cost 700,000 jobs, new report says By Lori Montgomery?Washington Post Staff Writer?Monday, February 28, 2011; 11:15 AM A Republican plan to sharply cut federal spending this…

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Reid Spokesman: Encouraged To See Republicans Abandoning Calls For Extreme Measures That Would Cut Jobs And Hurt Our Economy — And Moving Toward Democrats’ Calls For Smart Cuts To Government Spending

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to reports that Republican leaders are considering a two-week Continuing Resolution that closely resembles the kind of responsible cuts Democrats have been calling for: “When Republican leaders have to hold an entire press conference to try to convince people…

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Durbin: New House Republican Proposal More Of The Same

Plan Ignores Recovery, Makes Irresponsible Cuts to Vital Programs (WASHINGTON, D.C.)–Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin of Illinois released the following statement regarding the House Republican bill to cut investments by $4 billion over two weeks: “Less than a week after passing a job-killing continuing resolution, House Republicans are doubling down, proposing a ‘compromise’ spending…

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House GOP Spending Measure Would Cut U.S. Economic Growth By As Much as 2%, Nonpartisan Economic Analysis Finds

Schumer Responds: Analysis Proves House GOP Proposal is ‘Recipe for Double-Dip Recession’ Washington, DC—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Wednesday after Goldman Sachs issued an independent economic analysis finding that the House Republicans’ funding measure would reduce U.S. economic growth by 1.5 to 2 percentage points in the second and third quarters…

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