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Day June 22, 2011

Reid Statement On Plan To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today on the President’s announcement regarding troop drawdown from Afghanistan: “The President’s plan to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan is a critical step in the right direction. I commend the many brave members of our Armed Forces who have served there and thank them for their…

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Consent agreement on Cole, Monaco and Seitz nominations

At a time to be determined by the Majority and Republican Leaders, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations, en bloc: Calendar #62 James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney Genera Calendar #145 Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant…

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No roll call votes Wednesday, June 22, 2011

There will be no roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

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Cornyn offers amendment to S.679

Senator Cornyn offered amendment #504 (strike provisions re: Comptroller of the Army, Navy and Air Force) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.

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Portman offers amendment to S.679

Senator Portman offered amendment #509 (Comptrollers of Navy, Army, Air Force; Controller of OMB and department CFOs) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.

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Coburn offers amendment to S.679

Senator Coburn offered his amendment #500 (duplicative Federal programs) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.  

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Vitter offers amendment to S.679

Senator Vitter called up amendment #499 (czars) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment bill.

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DeMint offers 3 amendments to S.679

Senator DeMint called up the following amendments to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act: DeMint amendment #501 (IMF bailouts) DeMint amendment #510 (Bureau of Justice statistics) DeMint amendment #511 (legislative & public affairs)    

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McConnell vs. Cantor On Debt Limit Strategy

YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHO IS SUDDENLY THE VOICE OF REASON POLITICO: “GOP SPLIT OVER DEBT STRATEGY” McConnell Proposes: McConnell Proposed Short Term Debt Ceiling Hike. McConnell said, “The president and the vice president, everybody knows you have to tackle entitlement reform.  If we can’t do that, then we’ll probably end up with a very short-term…

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Consent agreement with respect to S.679

By unanimous consent, the cloture motion with respect to the motion to proceed to Calendar #75, S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act was vitiated, the Senate adopted the motion to proceed to the bill and is now considering S.679.  The Senate then entered into the following consent agreement with respect to S.679.  The…

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