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Day April 12, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Confirmed Executive Calendar #45, the nomination of Vincent Briccetti, of New York, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. S.Res.142, congratulating the Lady Aggies of Texas A&M University on winning the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship S.Res.143, supporting the goals and ideals of National Safe Digging Month.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00058

On the Nomination: Confirmation John A. Kronstadt, of California, to be United States District JudgeResult: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00058

On the Nomination: Confirmation John A. Kronstadt, of California, to be United States District JudgeResult: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid, Mikulski, DeLauro Mark Equal Pay Day By Introducing Bill To Close Pay Gap For Women

Paycheck Fairness Act Strengthens Federal Pay Equity Laws Washington, D.C. – In honor of Equal Pay Day, Nevada Senator Harry Reid joined Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today in introducing the Paycheck Fairness Act to strengthen federal pay equity laws and ensure equal pay for equal work. Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced the bill in the House of Representatives.…

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Schumer, In Senate Floor Speech, Urges Rep. Ryan To Go Back To Drawing Board On Budget That Cuts Medicare To Pay For Millionaire Tax Breaks

Ryan Proposal Would Take Savings From Medicare Cuts To Bring Millionaires’ Tax Rates To Lowest Level Since Herbert Hoover Schumer: When It Comes To Tackling Rising Medicare Costs, President Did It First—And Did It Better—In Healthcare Law Senator Says President’s Speech on Deficit Reduction Will Draw Important Contrast with House GOP Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Senator…

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Reid Statement On 150th Anniversary Of The First Battle Of The Civil War

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement on the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War: “On this day 150 years ago, the first shots of the Civil War were fired in South Carolina, marking the beginning of four dark years when our nation seemed irreparably divided. Today…

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It’s All About Priorities

Democrats Fighting for Programs that Reflect Our Values: Strengthening Middle Class, Protecting Seniors, Women, Children Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today on the budget. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “I’m always moved to hear the Pledge of Allegiance that marks the beginning of a new legislative…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11am, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final…

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