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Day May 17, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Adopted S.Res.186, honoring the 100th anniversary of the School of Fire for the Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Adopted S.Res.187, supporting national minority health awareness in order to bring attention to the severe disparities faced by minority populations such as American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians, Blacks, or Africans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00072

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S.940; A bill to reduce the Federal budget deficit by closing big oil tax loopholes, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (52-48, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00072

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S.940; A bill to reduce the Federal budget deficit by closing big oil tax loopholes, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (52-48, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Los Republicanos Votan Para Seguirles Dando Miles De Millones A Las Grandes Petroleras En Subsidios Pagados Por Los Contribuyentes; Demuestran De Que Lado Estan

17 de mayo de 2011 Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones después de que los republicanos obstruyeran una medida para quitarles los subsidios publicos a las mismas grandes petroleras que hoy están obteniendo ganancias astronómicas: “A los republicanos no les tiembla la mano recortar becas para los estudiantes universitarios, ni recortar fondos…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00071

On the Nomination: Confirmation Susan L. Carney, of Connecticut, to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (71-28, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00071

On the Nomination: Confirmation Susan L. Carney, of Connecticut, to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (71-28, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Will Republicans Who Supported Ending Taxpayer- Funded Oil Subsidies In The Past Vote Against Ending Them Today?

NEW VIDEO Shows Leading Republicans Expressing Support For Repealing Subsidies For Oil Companies Snowe: Subsidies Are “Unnecessary” And “Reckless” Thune: “If In Fact They Are Making Such Enormous Profit, Perhaps They Don’t Need The Support Of The Tax Incentives That Are Given To Them By The American Taxpayer” Collins: We Should Not “Continue to Subsidize…

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Will Republicans Who Supported Ending Taxpayer- Funded Oil Subsidies In The Past Vote Against Ending Them Today?

NEW VIDEO Shows Leading Republicans Expressing Support For Repealing Subsidies For Oil Companies Snowe: Subsidies Are “Unnecessary” And “Reckless” Thune: “If In Fact They Are Making Such Enormous Profit, Perhaps They Don’t Need The Support Of The Tax Incentives That Are Given To Them By The American Taxpayer” Collins: We Should Not “Continue to Subsidize…

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Reid: Republicans Side With Big Oil, Block Vote To End Billions In Giveaways To Wealthy Oil Companies

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Republicans blocked a vote on repeal of taxpayer-funded subsidies for oil companies making record profits: “Republicans would rather cut college scholarships, slash cancer research and end Medicare than take away taxpayer-funded giveaways to oil companies that are raking in billions in profits. That tells you…

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McCaskill, Senate Democratic Leadership Call For Investigation Into Gasoline Price Fixing By U.S. Refiners

Senators Send Letter To Federal Regulators Expressing Concern Over Signs of Refiners Stockpiling Oil To Keep Prices High Refiners’ Output Has Dropped 900K Barrels Per Day Since Last Year, But Profit Margins Have More Than Doubled In That Span Washington, D.C.—With new reports suggesting that refiners are cutting back on U.S. gasoline stockpiles in order…

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