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Day July 18, 2011

Sens. Mikulski, Cardin to Join University Presidents from Across the Country, College Students to Call for Protecting Pell Grants

Monday, July 18, 2011 For Planning Purposes Only CONTACT: Rachel, McKnight, Mikulski, 202-224-8879 Sue Walitsky, Cardin, 202-224-4524 José Dante Parra, Reid/DPCC, 202-224-2939   ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Washington, DC—Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin will join eight university presidents from institutions with significant minority populations to highlight the importance of Pell Grants the nation’s economic prosperity. Also…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, July 18, 2011

Adopted S.Con.Res.25, welcoming the independence of the Republic of South Sudan, congratulating the people of South Sudan for freely and peacefully expressing their will through an internationally accepted referendum, and calling on the Governments and people of Sudan and South Sudan to peacefully resolve outstanding issues including the final status of Abyei.  

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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 confirmation of Oetken nomination

5:32pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of J.Paul Oetken to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; Confirmed: 80-13

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00112

On the Nomination: Confirmation J. Paul Oetken, of New York, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New YorkResult: Confirmed (80-13, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Really? GOP Lawmakers Still Downplaying Consequences Of A Default

Ron Johnson Downplayed the Consequences of Failing to Raise The Debt Limit. Johnson said,  “I am a little bit cynical about the scare mongering and putting America’s back up against this Aug. 2 deadline just to get an increase in the American credit card.”  [Roll Call, 7/18/11] Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) “I Am Not Worried…

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Reid Statement On Nomination Of Richard Cordray As Director Of CFPB

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid today made the following statement on the nomination of Richard Cordray as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: “Richard Cordray has been a fierce advocate for working families throughout his career, and he is a smart choice to be the nation’s top advocate for American consumers. As…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00112

On the Nomination: Confirmation J. Paul Oetken, of New York, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New YorkResult: Confirmed (80-13, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Johnson-Kirk amendment modified

The pending Johnson-Kirk amendment #556 (report on Arlington National Cemetery) to H.R.2055, the Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs and related agencies Appropriations bill has been modified.  The modification provides for additional Senate and House committees to receive the report.  

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Reid: Default Would Be A Plague That Haunts Our Nation For Years To Come

  Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats’ meeting last week with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Senate Democrats sat down with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and he painted a picture of what our world will look…

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