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Month June 2011

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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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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Bennet Urges DOJ To Review Voter ID Laws

Restrictive Voter ID Laws Could Disenfranchise Thousands of Eligible Voters Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) today requested that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) carefully review highly restrictive photo identification voter requirements that are under consideration or recently signed into law in several states that could potentially disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters.…

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Coburn amendment pending to S.Res.116

The Coburn amendment #521 (duplicative Federal programs) is now pending to S.Res.116, to provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations.  

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Reid: Passage Of Cardin-Collins Resolution Reaffirms U.S. Dedication To Israel

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today following passage of the Cardin-Collins resolution: “I am pleased that the Senate unanimously passed Senators Cardin and Collins’ resolution, supported by 88 bipartisan cosponsors, which says a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should come through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.  If peace talks are to…

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Roll call vote on Passage of S.679

11:55am The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act; Passed: 79-20

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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]

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Roll call vote on DeMint amendment #511

11:35am the Senate began a roll call vote on the DeMint amendment #511 (legislative and public affairs) Not agreed to; 25-74

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