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Day July 21, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, July 21, 2011

Passed S.1103, a bill to extend the term of the incumbent Director of the FBI with a Coburn amendment and the committee-reported substitute amendment Discharged Veterans’ Affairs and Passed H.R.1383, the Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011 with a Murray amendment Discharged Judiciary and adopted S.Res.87, a resolution designating the year of 2012 as…

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roll call vote expected around 10:30am on Friday, July 22

At this point, it is likely a roll call vote on the motion to table the motion to proceed to H.R.2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act will occur around 10:30am on Friday, July 22nd. However, this is subject to change. Once a vote is set, another message will be posted.  

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Senate passed S.1103 & entered into consent with respect to Mueller nomination

The Senate has passed S.1103, a bill to extend the term of the incumbent Director of the FBI with a Coburn amendment, which is at the desk and the committee-reported substitute amendment by voice vote and entered into the following consent agreement with respect to the expected nomination of Robert Mueller. If Robert S. Mueller,…

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Senator Reid announces plans to vote Friday, July 22

Please note Senator Reid’s remarks below.   {16:16:44 NSP} (MR. REID) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT } MR. REID: I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW WHO HAS ANY INTEREST IN THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION ON THE FLOOR TODAY THAT THIS IS THE TIME TO COME AND DEBATE IT TO THEIR HEART’S CONTENT. IF THEY WANT TO DEBATE IT LATE…

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In Floor Speech, Schumer Tells House GOP: Norquist Has Given Permission To Let Millionaire Tax Breaks Expire In Debt Deal

In Major Development, Anti-Tax Crusader Says Letting Bush Tax Breaks Lapse Does Not Count As Tax Hike Schumer: This Is A Coded Message From Norquist To GOP Hardliners Who Are Opposing Any Deal That Includes Revenues That They Should Relent In Order To Avert Default WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) today called on…

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Reid: It Is Time For Reasonable Republicans To Compromise For The Good Of The Country

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor about averting a default crisis. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: We have 12 days left before our nation does the unthinkable: forever undermines the full faith and credit of our great country. As members of Congress,…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, July 21, 2011

Convenes: 9:30am Following Leader remarks, Senator Reid will to move to proceed to H.R.2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act.  The time until 2:00pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the Republicans controlling the first…

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