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Day June 23, 2011

Roll call vote on the DeMint amendment

2:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the DeMint amendment #510 (Burueau of Justice Statistics) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act; Not Agreed to: 41-57

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Toomey offers amendment #514 (IMF Nominees)

Senator Toomey offered his amendment #514 (strikes the provision relating to the Governors and alternate governors of the IMF and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development)

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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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Roll call vote on the Vitter amendment

12:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Vitter amendment #499 (czars) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act (60-vote threshold); Not agreed to: 47-51.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00095

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 499: Vitter S.Amdt.499; To end the appointments of presidential Czars who have not been subject to the advice and consent of the Senate and to prohibit funds for any salaries and expenses for appointed Czars.Result: Rejected (47-51, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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VOTE UPDATE: 1 roll call vote @ 12:30pm; 1 roll call vote @ 2pm

The previous order with respect to the votes in relation to the Vitter and DeMint amendments was modified. At approximately 12:30pm, there will be one roll call vote in relation to the Vitter amendment #499 regarding czars (60-vote threshold). At approximately 2pm, there will be an additional roll call vote in relation to the DeMint…

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Reid Statement On Release Of Oil From U.S. Petroleum Reserve

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today on the President’s decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to offset oil supply disruptions in the Middle East: “I commend the President and Secretary Chu for their decision to tap this country’s strategic oil reserves in coordination with…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00095

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 499: Vitter S.Amdt.499; To end the appointments of presidential Czars who have not been subject to the advice and consent of the Senate and to prohibit funds for any salaries and expenses for appointed Czars.Result: Rejected (47-51, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Republicans Love Polls…They Should Listen to Them

IF REPUBLICANS LOVE POLLS SO MUCH… Senator Inhofe: “And the American people have caught on. Just look at the polls.” [Press Release, 12/17/09] Senator McConnell:“You’ve seen the polls. They’re unanimous.” [Press Conference, 11/17/09] Senator McConnell: “If you look at the poll data, all of these published polls, going back over the last few weeks, the…

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2 roll call votes at approximately 12pm on Thursday, June 23

At 11:30am on Thursday, June 23rd, the Senate will resume consideration of S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act with the Vitter amendment #499 regarding czars and the DeMint amendment #510 regarding Bureau of Justice Statistics debated concurrently with up to 30 minutes of debate, with Senators Vitter, DeMint, Reid, and McConnell, or their…

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