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Day July 25, 2011

Shot/Chaser: Kyl Opposing Deficit Reduction Proposal He Already Voted For

SHOT Kyl Says He Will Block Reid Deficit Proposal Because It Includes War Savings. “Jon Kyl tells me he expects Rs to block Reid plan because of how Iraq/Afghanistan savings are considered. <> ”  [Tweet by Politico’s Manu Raju, 7/25/11 <!/mkraju/status/95592964717424640> ] CHASER Kyl Voted For Ryan Budget That Included Exact Same War Savings.…


Fact Sheet: 100% of Spending Cuts in Reid Debt Reduction Plan Were Supported by GOP

REID PLAN PAST REPUBLICAN SUPPORT $1.2 Trillion in Discretionary Spending Cuts. The $1.2 trillion in discretionary spending cuts include both defense and non-defense spending. Politico: Boehner’s Two-Step Plan Includes $1.2 Trillion in Discretionary Cuts. “The first debt limit increase of between $900 billion to $1 trillion would be accompanied by strict discretionary spending caps designed…


5:30pm roll call vote postponed until 12:15pm Tuesday

By unanimous consent, the previous order with respect to the roll call vote scheduled for 5:30pm today has been vitiated and re-scheduled until 12:15pm on Tuesday. At 12:15pm on Tuesday, July 26th, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations en bloc:   –          Calendar #83  Paul A. Engelmayer, of New…


Reid: If Republicans Oppose Agreement That Meets All Their Demands, They Will Be Putting Politics First And The Economy Last

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the anniversary of the shooting of two Capitol Police officers and on a proposal to break the debt ceiling impasse. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Every day, people from across this great nation and around the…


roll call vote at approx 5:30pm; additional roll call votes possible

At 4:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations en bloc: –          Calendar #83  Paul A. Engelmayer, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York and –          Calendar #84 Ramona Villagomez Manglona, of the Northern Mariana Islands, to be District Judge for…


Reid: Si Los Republicanos Se Oponen A Un Acuerdo Que Satisface Todas Sus Exigencia, Estarán Poniendo A La Politíca Por Delante Del Bienestar Del País

Washington, D.C. El Líder de la Mayoría Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones en el pleno del Senado sobre la propuesta para romper con el impasse del techo de la deuda. A continuación apartes de su discurso tal como fue preparado: “Esta tarde, traeré al pleno del Senado una propuesta que espero pueda romper el…


Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, July 25, 2011

Convenes: 2:00pm The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, July 25, 2011.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 3:40pm, the Senate will observe a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chesnut and…