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Day May 19, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, May 19, 2011

Passed Calendar #51, S.990, Small Business Extension w/Landrieu-Snowe substitute amendment (1yr extension through May 31, 2012) Discharged Judiciary and adopted S.Res.184, recognizing the life of Hubert Humphrey w/ a Sessions amendment Adopted S.Res.192, designating May 21, 2011, as “National Kids to Parks Day” Adopted S.Res.193, honoring the bicentennial of the City of Astoria.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00074

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Goodwin Liu, of California, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitResult: Rejected (52-43-1, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00074

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Goodwin Liu, of California, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitResult: Rejected (52-43-1, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Upping Ante In Bid To End Medicare, House GOP Plays Down Potential Default Catastrophe As No Big Deal

Leader Cantor Becomes Highest-Ranking GOPer So Far To Join Default-Crisis Deniers, Says GOP Not ‘Fooled’ by August 2 Deadline WASHINGTON, DC—House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday became the latest and highest-ranking Republican so far to dismiss the looming threat of a U.S. default as no big deal, joining a chorus of Republicans who continue…

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Reid: Will Republicans Who Vowed ‘Never’ To Deny A Judicial Nominee An Up-Or-Down Vote Deny Judicial Nominee An Up-Or-Down Vote?

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to a vote to invoke cloture on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Two days ago I came to the floor to talk…

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Secretary Sebelius, Senate Dems Reveal: Despite False Republican Claims, Extreme House Budget Would Force Seniors Currently Enrolled In Medicare To Pay More For Health Care And Prescription Drugs On Day One

GOP Has Defended Medicare Plan By Wrongly Claiming It Would Not Affect Anyone 55 and Over—In Fact, Out-of-Pocket Costs For Rx Drugs and Preventative Care Would Immediately Increase Under GOP Budget Millions of Seniors In “Donut-Hole” Would Pay over $9,300 more for Rx Drugs by 2020 Senate Dems Release New National And State-by-State Report on Increased Cost Current…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 19, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 11am with Senators permitted 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 half. Following morning business,…

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