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Day March 14, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, March 14, 2011

Adopted S.Res.100, Designating March 11, 2011, as “World Plumbing Day”. Adopted S.Res.101, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate relating to the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00040

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.493; A bill to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (84-12, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00039

On the Nomination: Confirmation James Emanuel Boasberg, of the District of Columbia, to be U.S. District JudgeResult: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00040

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.493; A bill to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (84-12, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00039

On the Nomination: Confirmation James Emanuel Boasberg, of the District of Columbia, to be U.S. District JudgeResult: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, March 14, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 4:30pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive session to consider the nomination of calendar #10, the nomination of James Boasberg, of the District of Columbia, to be U.S.…

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Schumer Statement On Decision By GOP Conservatives Such As Senator Rubio To Oppose Three-Week Spending Measure

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement today after both Senator Marco Rubio and Rep. Jim Jordan—who heads the conservative House Republican Study Committee—announced their plans to oppose a three-week continuing resolution containing $6 billion in spending cuts that was negotiated by their own party’s leadership: “We agree that running the government…

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To Increase Domestic Production, Oil Companies Should Use The 60 Million Acres They Are Leasing

Oil and gas companies are currently sitting on approximately 60 million acres of oil and gas leases that are going unused. At the same time they are holding back on domestic production, these same oil companies are reaping record profits from high gas prices.  And Republicans are protecting this shell game, at a high cost…

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Reid Spokesman: “Inserting The Word ‘Jobs’ Into Republicans’ Talking Points Won’t Magically Create Them”

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to reports that “GOP leaders have recently begun inserting the word ‘jobs’ into talking points, floor statements and press conferences” in order to “shore up [Republicans’] credibility on job creation”: “Inserting the word ‘jobs’ into Republicans’ talking…

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Reid: With Budget Deadline Looming, Republicans Have Yet To Bring New Ideas, Reasonable Offer To The Table Since Senate Rejected Their Reckless Plan

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today regarding the natural disaster in Japan, an agreement on a three-week Continuing Resolution and Senate Democrats’ third jobs bill, the Small Business Innovation Research Reauthorization. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “My thoughts and those of the entire United States Senate are with…

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