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Day July 11, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, July 11, 2011

Adopted S.Res.231, designating September 2011 as National Child Awareness Month.

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cloture filed on S.1323 and the motion to proceed to H.R.2055, MilCon Approps

During Monday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on S.1323, a bill to express the sense of the Senate regarding shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit. Senator Reid then filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2055, the Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs and related agencies Appropriations bill.  

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no further roll call votes

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

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roll call vote on motion to proceed to S.1323

5:35pm the Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.1323, a bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit; Agreed to: 69-27

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00107

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to Consider S.1323; A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit.Result: Agreed to (69-27, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00107

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to Consider S.1323; A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit.Result: Agreed to (69-27, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00107

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to Consider S.1323; A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit.Result: Agreed to (69-27, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Vote reminder: roll call vote at approx 5:30pm

At approximately 5:30pm today, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.1323, a bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit.  

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Still Waiting for That Adult Moment…

The Year in Headlines on GOP’s Failure to Lead on Debt Reduction: ‘Boehner Retreats’ …  ‘Cantor Bails’ … ‘Coburn Drops Out’ … Paul Ryan ‘Phones in No Vote’ July 2011: Boehner Blinks on Grand Bargain Proposed by President Washington Post: Boehner Abandons Efforts to Reach Comprehensive Debt-Reduction Deal Bloomberg: Boehner Retreats from $4 Trillion Deficit…

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Reid Statement on Deficit Talks

“I am disappointed that Republicans are unable to work with us to take a historic step forward that would have dramatically reduced our long-term deficit. We asked Republicans to consider a balanced approach that would have required shared sacrifice, but they would not. We still need to make sure we avert the economic catastrophe that…

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