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Month June 2011

Senate Floor Wrap up for Thursday, June 30, 2011

Discharged Judiciary and adopted S.Res.165, designating July 23, 2011 as National Day of the American Cowboy. Discharged Commerce and adopted S.Res.170: Honoring Admiral Thad Allen of the U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) for his lifetime of selfless commitment and exemplary service to the United States. Adopted S.Res.224, congratulating the Soil Science Society of America on its…

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cloture filed on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.20

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #88, S.J.Res.20, regarding Libya, and filed cloture on the motion to proceed.  At 5:00pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.20.  Senator Reid…

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Video: Democrats Preview the Week Ahead in Congress

Senate Democratic leaders have invited President Obama and Vice President Biden to Capitol Hill next week to move deficit-reduction talks forward. Progress will depend on Republicans’ willingness to end tax breaks for the wealthy. “The main obstacle to finding common ground is Republicans’ stubborn insistence on protecting taxpayer-funded giveaways to corporations and individuals who don’t…

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Reid Statement On Confirmation Of Petraeus As CIA Director

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to confirmation of Gen. David Petraeus as Director of the CIA: “General David Petraeus is one of this country’s finest public servants, and will retire from the United States military with a far-reaching and unparalleled legacy. This man could leave public service to make…

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Reid Sobre La Confirmación De Petraeus Como Director De La CIA

30 de junio, 2011   Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que el Gen. David Petraeus fuera confirmado como director de la Agencia Central de Inteligencia (CIA):   “El General David Petraeus es uno de los más grandes servidores que tiene nuestro país, y se…

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No further roll call votes this week

There will be no further roll call votes this week.  The next roll call vote is expected to occur on Tuesday, July 5th at approximately 5:30pm.

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Senator McConnell objects to permission for Finance committee to meet

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to allow the Finance committee to meet today to review and make recommendations on proposed legislation implementing the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, the US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, as well as the proposed Statements of Administrative Action .  Senator McConnell then objected to the request.

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Roll call vote on confirmation of Petraeus

2:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of David H. Petraeus to be Director of the CIA

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00104

On the Nomination: Confirmation David H. Petraeus, of New Hampshire, to be Director of the Central Intelligence AgencyResult: Confirmed (94-0, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00104

On the Nomination: Confirmation David H. Petraeus, of New Hampshire, to be Director of the Central Intelligence AgencyResult: Confirmed (94-0, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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