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Day June 23, 2011

Reid on Debt Talks: ‘Terribly Disappointed’ in Cantor & Kyl

Video: Senator Harry Reid expressed his frustration this afternoon with Republican Reps. Eric Cantor and Jon Kyl for their decision to drop out of debt-ceiling talks, led by Vice President Biden.  

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Senate Floor Wrap up for Thursday, June 23, 2011

Adopted S.Res.215, designating the month of June 2011 as “National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month.”

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Roll call vote at approx 12pm Tuesday, June 28

The Senate previously entered into a consent agreement with respect to the Cole, Monaco and Seitz nominations and has now determined a time to begin debate on the nominations. At 10am on Tuesday, June 28th, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations, en bloc: Calendar #62 James Michael Cole, of…

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2 Paul amendments pending to S.679

Senator Paul’s amendments #502 (Treasurer of the United States) and #503 (Director of the Mint) are now pending to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.

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Akaka amendment pending to S.679

The Akaka amendment #512 (Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans) is now pending to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act

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McCain amendment pending to S.679

The McCain amendment #493 (Navajo and Hopi Relocation office) is now pending to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.  

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Coburn amendment withdrawn; to be offered to S.Res.116

By unanimous consent, the pending Coburn amendment #500 was withdrawn.  When the Senate considers S.Res.116, it will be in order for Senator Coburn to offer his amendment regarding duplicative programs to the resolution with up to one hour of debate on the amendment equally divided between Senator Coburn and the Majority Leader, or their designees…

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Offering deadline for all amendments to S.679; no further roll call votes

All first degree amendments to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act, must be offered by end of today’s session of the Senate.  If your Senator has a relevant first degree amendment he or she would like to offer, he or she should come to the floor to call up the amendment as soon…

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Carper offers amendment to S.679

Senator Carper offered his amendment #517 (GAO report) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act. 

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00096

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 510: DeMint S.Amdt.510; To strike the provision relating to the Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics.Result: Rejected (41-57, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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