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Day July 22, 2011

Reid Statement On Deficit Negotiations

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement tonight on the need to prevent the United States from defaulting on our obligations: “Republicans have once again proven unable to overcome their ideological opposition to ending taxpayer-funded giveaways for millionaires, corporate jet owners and oil companies. I applaud President Obama for insisting that…

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Reid Applauds Panetta’s Certification of the Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta certified that the military is ready to implement the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: “I congratulate Secretary Panetta and the leadership of our nation’s Armed Forces for ending a policy that prevented thousands of outstanding, qualified…

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Objections to FAA extensions

Prior to adjournment on Friday, at the request of Senator Rockefeller, Senator Durbin asked unanimous consent that the Senate pass H.R.2553, the FAA extension with a Rockefeller-Hutchison substitute amendment (which is a clean extension of the program).  Senator Hatch then objected to the request. Senator Hatch then asked unanimous consent the Senate pass H.R.2553 (as…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Friday, July 22, 2011

Adopted S.Res.237, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding coming together as a Nation and ceasing all work or other activity for a moment of remembrance beginning at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on September 11, 2011, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks committed against the United States on…

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morning business; next roll call vote at approximately 5:30pm on Monday, July 25

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 2:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.  Senator Reid announced next roll call vote is expected at approximately 5:30pm on Monday, July 25, 2011.  

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roll call vote on motion to table the motion to proceed to H.R.2560

10:05am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to table on the motion to proceed to H.R.2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act; Tabled: 51-46

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00116

On the Motion to Table: Motion to Table the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.2560; A bill to cut, cap, and balance the Federal budget.Result: Agreed to (51-46, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll call vote at approximately 10:00am

At 10:00am, Senator Reid will make a motion to table the motion to proceed to H.R.2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act.  Therefore, Senators should expect a roll call vote at approximately 10:00am.  

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00116

On the Motion to Table: Motion to Table the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.2560; A bill to cut, cap, and balance the Federal budget.Result: Agreed to (51-46, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule for Friday, July 22, 2011

Convenes: 9:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act with the time until 10:00am equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 10:00am, the Majority Leader will be recognized.  At this time, Senator Reid is expected…

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