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Day July 20, 2011

morning business

The Senate is in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.

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roll call vote on passage of H.R.2055

5:23pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of H.R.2055, the Military Construction Appropriations bill, as amended; Passed: 97-2

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00115

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.2055 as Amended; 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: Passed (97-2, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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roll call vote on motion to table the Coburn amendment

4:52pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to table the Coburn amendment #564 (Agent Orange); tabled: 69-30

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00114

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 564: Motion to Table Coburn S.Amdt.564; To require evidence of causal relationships for presumptions by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents.Result: Agreed to (69-30, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Up to 4 roll call votes at approximately 4:40pm

The Senate has entered into a unanimous consent agreement with respect to H.R.2055, the Military Construction Appropriations bill.  As a result of this agreement, there will be up to 4 roll call votes at approximately 4:45pm in relation to the following: -          Ayotte amendment #575 (next-generation prosthetics) (possible voice vote) -          Boxer amendment #577 (DoDEA…

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additional amendments pending to H.R.2055

The Ayotte amendment #575 (next-generation technologies), the Boxer amendment #577 (funding for DoDEA school), Hutchison amendment #562 (US Africa Command headquarters) and Hutchison amendment #563 (milcon project in Germany) are pending to H.R.2055, the Military Construction Appropriations bill.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00115

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.2055 as Amended; 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: Passed (97-2, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00114

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 564: Motion to Table Coburn S.Amdt.564; To require evidence of causal relationships for presumptions by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents.Result: Agreed to (69-30, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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There They Go Again: GOP Lawmakers, Ignoring Reagan, Still Downplay Consequences Of A Default

Nearly 25 Years After Gipper Warned Against Playing Politics With Debt Limit, House Conservatives Still Ignore Dire Warnings   REAGAN KNEW BETTER THAN TO RISK A DEFAULT … Reagan Called Extending the Debt Limit “Necessary and Unavoidable” “This is an action that we just take to prevent the Government from defaulting on its obligations, and…

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