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Day June 29, 2011

Agreement on Petraeus nomination

At 12:00pm on Thursday, June 30, 2011, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar # 197, David H. Petraeus, of New Hampshire, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, with two hours for debate equally divided in the usual form. Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 2pm),…

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Senate Floor Wrap up for Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Adopted S.Res.220, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the June 30, 2011, opening of the Tom Lantos Institute in Budapest, Hungary. Adopted S.Res.221, congratulating Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity on reaching the historic milestone of 100 years. Adopted S.Res.222, recognizing the American Revolution Center for its role in telling the story of the American Revolution…

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No further roll call votes today

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

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Roll call vote on adoption of S.Res.116

6:36pm the Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of S.Res.116, to provide for expedited Senate procedure for certain nominations, as amended; Adopted: 89-8

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00103

On the Resolution: S.Res.116 as Amended; A resolution to provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations subject to advice and consent.Result: Agreed to (89-8, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll call vote on Coburn amendment

6:11pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Coburn amendment #521 (duplicative Federal programs) (67 vote threshold) Not agreed to; 63-34

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00102

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 521: Coburn S.Amdt.521; To prevent the creation of duplicative and overlapping Federal programs.Result: Rejected (63-34, 3 members not voting, 2/3 threshold)Details: [click here]

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2 roll call votes at approx 6:10pm

At approximately 6:10pm, the Senate will conduct 2 roll call votes in relation to the following: Coburn amendment #521 (duplicative Federal programs) (67-vote threshold) Adoption of S.Res.116, to provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations, as amended (majority threshold)  

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McConnell Urged to Include Ethanol Subsidies in Debt Talk

Video: Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Barbara Mikulski, Robert Menendez, Ben Cardin, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Richard Blumenthal called on Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to to erase his line in the sand on including revenues in debt deal.  

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00103

On the Resolution: S.Res.116 as Amended; A resolution to provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations subject to advice and consent.Result: Agreed to (89-8, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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