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Day March 9, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Adopted S.Res.63 is a resolution designating the first week of April 2011 as “National Asbestos Awareness Week”. Adopted S.Res.97, a resolution affirming the importance of exercise and physical activity as key components of a healthy lifestyle, including in combating obesity, reducing chronic disease, and lowering health care costs.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00037

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 149: Inouye S.Amdt.149; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Rejected (42-58, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00036

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1; A bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (44-56, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00037

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 149: Inouye S.Amdt.149; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Rejected (42-58, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00036

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1; A bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (44-56, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Following Senators’ Request, DHS Secretary Agrees To Deploy Military-Grade Radar To Combat Increased Airborne Drug Smuggling Across Us-Canada Border

Recent Reports Show Incidents of Drug Smuggling Along Northern Border Increasing – Federal Investigation Says Small, Low-Flying Planes Commonly Used Washington State-Based Pilot Program Showed Radar to Be Effective in Identifying and Catching Drug Smugglers – Senators Asked DHS To Resume and Expand Program In Response To Question At DHS Oversight Hearing, Secretary Napolitano Agrees…

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Schumer: Cantor “Flat Out Wrong” For Wanting To Cut Social Security Benefits

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer issued the following statement today in response to Majority Leader Cantor’s statement that “It is very difficult to balance the budget in the next 10 years without cutting seniors’ benefits now”: “Rep. Cantor’s claim that we need to cut seniors’ Social Security checks today to balance the…

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Reid: Time For Republicans To Join Us At The Table With A Responsible Proposal That Looks At Every Aspect Of The Budget

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding today’s defeat of HR1, Republicans’ reckless budget plan: “We have said from day one that Republicans’ reckless spending plan is a non-starter because it would destroy 700,000 American jobs, weaken our border security and slash housing for homeless veterans. Now that it has been defeated,…

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New Compilation Of Local TV News Coverage Shows Coast To Coast Outcry Against Republicans’ “Extreme And Reckless” Spending Bill – Outside The Beltway Coverage Highlights Real, Devastating Impact On People And Communities

Senate Democrats Release New Video Compilation Of  Communities Reacting To The Real, Harsh Cuts From HR1 “I Can’t Imagine A Country Like Us Doing This To Our Veterans,” Says A Local Veteran In Youngstown, Ohio, In One Clip; “That Trickles Down To 35 Kids Here… Getting Kicked Out Of School Next Week,” Reports A Correspondent In Miami,…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Morning business until 10:40am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each equally divided and controlled with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. At 10:40am, the Senate will recess until 12:00pm for a Joint Meeting of Congress with the Honorable Julia Gillard, Prime Minister…

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