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Day February 28, 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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