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Day June 29, 2011

Senate Roll Call Vote #00101

On Passage of the Bill: S.679 as Amended; A bill to reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation.Result: Passed (79-20, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]


Senate Roll Call Vote #00100

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 511: DeMint S.Amdt.511; To enhance accountability and transparency among various Executive agencies.Result: Rejected (25-74, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]


Senate Roll Call Vote #00099

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 501: DeMint S.Amdt.501; To repeal the authority to provide certain loans to the International Monetary Fund, the increase in the United States quota to the Fund, and certain other related authorities, and to rescind related appropriated amounts.Result: Rejected (44-55, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]


Reid: Medicine Has Changed, Need For Medicare Has Not

Republicans Would Trade Seniors’ Sense of Security for Tax Breaks for Corporate Jets Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on Medicare. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Often very good ideas – no matter how important – take time to ripen. And even when they…


McConnell Out On A Limb on Revenue

MCCONNELL WALKED OUT ON A LIMB IN OPPOSING REVENUES OF ANY KIND… McConnell Said No to All Forms of Revenue. “President Barack Obama stepped back into deficit-reduction talks Monday, only to be greeted by a double-barrel blast from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who peremptorily rejected any deal that would include the added revenues Obama…


Vote Reminder: up to 5 roll call votes at approx 11am

At approximately 11:00am today, the Senate will conduct up to 5 roll call votes in relation to the following: DeMint #501 (IMF bailouts)(60-vote threshold); Portman-Udall(NM)-Cornyn #509, as modified with the changes that are at the desk (Comptrollers of Navy, Army, Air Force; Controller of OMB and department CFOs)(expected voice vote); DeMint #511 (legislative & public…


Amendments to S.679, Presidential Appointments

The following amendments to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act have been considered: Vitter amendment #499 (czars); Not Agreed to: 47-51 DeMint amendment #510 (Bureau of Justice Statistics); Not Agreed to: 41-57 Coburn amendment #500 (duplicative Federal programs); withdrawn Akaka amendment #512, as modified (Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans); Agreed to by unanimous…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority…