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Day July 13, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Adopted S.Res.233, honoring the men and women of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Shuttle Program on reaching the historic milestone of the 135th and final flight of the Space Transportation System.

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Eric Cantor’s High School Yearbook Quote

“I want what I want when I want it.” — Eric Cantor’s High School Yearbook Quote “What Cantor wants now is power — and he is prepared to risk the full faith and credit of the United States to get it.” [Washington Post, Milbank Column, 7/13/11] CANTOR’S INSISTENCE ON ALWAYS GETTING HIS WAY IS PREVENTING…

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roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2055

At 11:10 am the Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2055 MilCon Appropriations.  Invoked: 89-11.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00109

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.2055; A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (89-11, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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roll call vote on cloture on S.1323

10:44am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1323, a bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit. Not invoked: 51-49  

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00108

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on S.1323; A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit.Result: Rejected (51-49, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Democrats, Business Leaders Agree Default Is Not An Option

“It Is Absolutely Necessary that Congress Prevent a Disaster that Would Put Our Economy in Grave Danger” Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on Democrats’ efforts to cut the deficit and avert a catastrophic default crisis. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Sometimes it can be hard to…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00109

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.2055; A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (89-11, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Up to 2 votes at approximately 10:40am

At approximately 10:40am, the Senate will conduct up to 2 roll call votes in relation to the following: –          Motion to invoke cloture on S.1323, a bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit –          And if cloture is not invoked on S.1323, on the motion to…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00108

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on S.1323; A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit.Result: Rejected (51-49, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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