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Day June 28, 2011

Consent agreement on S.679

The Senate has reached the following agreement with respect to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.  As a result of this agreement, Senators should expect a series of up to 5 roll call votes (but more likely 3 roll call votes)  beginning at approximately 11am on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.  The following pending…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Discharged Foreign Relations and Adopted S.Res.185, a resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

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Live quorum/roll call vote on motion to instruct

6:04pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Reid motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent Senators; Agreed to: 44-40

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00098

On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sgt At Arms to Request the Presence of Absentee Senators; A bill to reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation.Result: Agreed to (44-40, 16 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid Spokesman: Cornyn Earns His “Biggest Hypocrite On Immigration” Award

Washington, D.C. – José Dante Parra, spokesman for Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, issued the following statement after Republican Sen. John Cornyn mischaracterized Sen. Reid’s support for comprehensive immigration reform during a hearing on the DREAM Act, while overlooking his own opposition to these measures. Cornyn remains one of the leading obstacles to the enactment…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00098

On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sgt At Arms to Request the Presence of Absentee Senators; A bill to reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation.Result: Agreed to (44-40, 16 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Vocero de Reid: Muy Merecido el Premio de “El Gran Hipocrita en Temas de Inmigracion” Que se Gano el Sen. Cornyn

CONTACTO: José Dante Parra/ Nathaly Arriola (202) 224-2939 Washington D.C.– José Dante Parra vocero del Líder de la Mayoría Harry Reid, hizo las siguientes declaraciones después que durante una audiencia sobre el DREAM Act, el Senador republicano John Cornyn caracterizó erróneamente al compromiso y apoyo del Senador Reid a la reforma migratoria integral — mientras…

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Reid Felicita a Durbin por Celebrar la Primera Audiencia en el Senado Sobre el DREAM Act

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguiente declaración después que el Senador Dick Durbin celebrara la primera audiencia en el Senado sobre el DREAM Act. El DREAM Act brinda beneficios a estudiantes quienes fueron traídos por sus padres –sin estos muchachos tener voz ni voto– antes de los 16…

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Monaco and Seitz nominations confirmed by voice vote

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote on Tuesday, June 28, 2011: Calendar #145 Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General Calendar #110 Virginia A. Seitz, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00097

On the Nomination: Confirmation James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney GeneralResult: Confirmed (55-42, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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