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Day June 16, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, June 16, 2011

Adopted S.Res.209, Congratulating the Dallas Mavericks on winning the 2011 National Basketball Association Championship. Adopted S.Res.210, congratulating the Boston Bruins for winning the 2011 Stanley Cup Championship.  

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Agreement with respect to Simon & Panetta nominations and Cloture on S.782 and the motion to proceed to S.679

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #75, S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011.  The Senate then entered into the following unanimous consent agreement. At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider…

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Reid: Time To Move Forward And Help The Private Sector Create Jobs

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor after filing cloture on a bill to reauthorize the Economic Development Administration. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Our staffs have been working diligently for several days to find a path that would allow the Senate to complete action…

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Cloture filed on S.782; motion to proceed to S.679

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on S.782, the Economic Development Act. Senator Reid then made a motion to proceed to Calendar #75, S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act. The Senate is now in morning business with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.  

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Reid: Bill That Cuts Spending, Creates Jobs Should Have Resounding Bipartisan Support

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the Economic Development Administration reauthorization, which will cut the deficit by nearly $1 billion while creating jobs: “This was already a good bill because it creates jobs, but today’s vote makes it even better. Now it cuts the deficit as well. With Republicans…

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No further roll call votes

There will be no further roll call votes this week.

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Roll Call Vote on the McCain amendment

McCain amendment #411 (prohibits Federal funds to construct ethanol blender pumps/storage facilities); Not Agreed to: 41-59

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Roll Call Vote on the Feinstein amendment

Feinstein amendment #476, as modified (to repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit); Agreed to: 73-27

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00091

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 411: McCain Amdt. 411; To prohibit the use of Federal funds to construct ethanol blender pumps or ethanol storage facilities.Result: Rejected (41-59, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Feinstein amendment #476 modified

The Feinstein amendment #476 (to repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit) was modified to correct a drafting error made by legislative counsel.  

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