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Day July 5, 2011

roll call vote on motion to instruct

5:03 pm the Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to instruct the Sergeant At Arms to request the presence of absent Senators; Agreed to: 83-8

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00105

On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sergeant at Arms to Request Absent Senators; A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit.Result: Agreed to (83-8, 9 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Primer Audiencia Sobre El DREAM Act Demuestra Rechazo Republicano

5 de Julio, 2011 Washington, D.C.— La semana pasada el Senador Dick Durbin celebró la primera audiencia sobre el DREAM Act, demostrando una vez más los beneficios que este proyecto de ley ofrece. El DREAM Act, un proyecto de ley que daría un estatus legal a jóvenes quienes llegaron antes de los 16 años, han…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00105

On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sergeant at Arms to Request Absent Senators; A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit.Result: Agreed to (83-8, 9 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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cloture vitiated on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.20

By unanimous consent, the cloture motion with respect the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.20, the Kerry-McCain resolution regarding Libya was vitiated and the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.20 was withdrawn. Senator Reid announced there will be a roll call vote at 5pm on the motion to instruct Sergeant Arms to request the presence of absent…

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Reid: With Only Days To Avert Disaster, Republicans Must Stop Risking Economy To Protect Richest One Percent

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Republicans’ willingness to risk our economy to protect tax breaks for oil companies and corporate jets. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: T.S. Eliot wrote in a poem “hurry up please it’s time.” He could have been writing…

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Cloture filed on the motion to proceed to S.1323

During Tuesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1323, to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit. Unless an agreement is reached, a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.1323 will occur during Thursday’s session of the Senate.

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Vote reminder: roll call vote at approximately 5pm

At approximately 5:00pm, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.20, the Kerry-McCain resolution regarding Libya.  Senator Reid announced this vote will be longer than usual to accommodate Senators who are returning from the holiday yesterday.

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McConnell, After Venturing Onto Limb With Grover Norquist, Becomes Further Isolated In Debt Talks

Over Weekend, Two More Senate Republicans Distanced Selves From GOP Leader, Showing Willingness To Get Rid Of Tax Loopholes Plus, Conservative Columnist Brooks Warns ‘No Revenues’ Absolutism Makes GOP Look Like ‘No Longer A Normal Party’—Says McConnell Stance Would Cause Independents To Blame ‘GOP Fanaticism for Causing Default’ WHILE MCCONNELL CONTINUES TO DIG IN AGAINST…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Senate will convene at 11:30am on Friday, July 1st for a pro-forma session only, with no business conducted. The Senate will re-convene at 2pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #88, S.J.Res.20, the Kerry-McCain resolution regarding Libya. The first…

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