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Day June 16, 2011

Senate Roll Call Vote #00090

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 476: Feinstein S.Amdt.476 As Modified; To repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit.Result: Agreed to (73-27, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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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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Senate Roll Call Vote #00090

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 476: Feinstein S.Amdt.476 As Modified; To repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit.Result: Agreed to (73-27, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Democrats To McConnell: To Find Savings In Medicare, Build On Delivery System Reforms And Leave Seniors’ Benefits Alone

The Affordable Care Act Provided Important Tools That Have Already Shown Massive Potential For Savings, Without Cutting Seniors’ Benefits ‘Delivery System Reforms’ Save Money by Improving the Quality of Care and Reducing Readmissions, Reducing Administrative and Medical Errors, And Increasing Coordination Across Care Providers Fully Implementing Reforms and Expanding Existing Pilot Programs Could Save Hundreds…

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Pending Amendments to S.782, the Economic Development Act

The following amendments are pending to S.782, the Economic Development Act: DeMint amendment #394 (to repeal Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) Paul amendment #414 (to increase debt limit by $2.406 trillion) Cardin amendment #407 (prohibition on interest charges for on-time principal payments) Merkley amendment #428 (mortgage servicing) Kohl amendment #389 (NOPEC) Hutchison amendment…

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Reid: If Republicans Are Serious About Reducing Spending, Ending Handouts To Oil Companies Should Be An Easy Decision

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the Republican plan to end Medicare and slash Medicaid instead of reducing handouts to oil companies. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I am happy to see Republicans opening up to what Democrats have being saying all along:…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, June 16, 2011

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.782, the Economic Development Act.  The Feinstein amendment #476 and McCain amendment #411 will be debated concurrently with up to 4 hours of debate with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. Upon the use or yielding…

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