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Day July 27, 2011

Reid: Senate Democratic Caucus Stands United Against Boehner’s Short-Term Debt Plan

In Letter, 51 Senate Democrats and Two Independents Pledge To Oppose House Speaker’s Plan Should It Advance To Senate In Closed-Door Meeting Earlier Today, Boehner Told House GOP Caucus Senate Would “Fold” And Accede To His Debt Plan Boehner Plan Not Only Puts America’s Credit Rating at Risk, But Would Empower House GOP To Hold…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, July 27, 2011

Confirmed Executive Calendar  #194, Gary Locke, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People’s Republic of China. Confirmed Executive Calendar #196, William J. Burns to be Deputy Secretary of State Discharged Homeland Security and Passed S.1188, a bill to require the purchase of domestically made flags…

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morning business until 6:30pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 6:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Senator Coburn will be recognized at 5:30pm for up to 30 minutes and Senator Boxer will be recognized following Senator Coburn for up to 20 minutes.  

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Es Oficial: El Plan Del Senado Recorta El Deficit Por $1,3 Billones Más Que El Plan De Boehner

Politico: ‘En la Batalla de análisis presupuestarios, el plan del Senado es el ganador indiscutible’ El plan del Senado recibió un espaldarazo importantísimo hoy cuando la entidad oficial del Congreso encargada de hacer los análisis financieros de los proyectos legislativos, confirmó que el primer borrador de la propuesta del Senado reduce el déficit por mucho…

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roll call vote on confirmation of Mueller

4:03pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Robert Mueller to be Director of the FBI; confirmed: 100-0

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00118

On the Nomination: Confirmation Robert S. Mueller, III, of California, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of InvestigationResult: Confirmed (100-0, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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objections to FAA

Senator Rockefeller asked unanimous consent the Senate pass H.R.2533 with a Rockefeller-Hutchison amendment, which is at the desk and is a clean extension of the Federal Aviation Administration.  Senator Hatch objected to Senator Rockefeller’s request. Senator Hatch then asked unanimous consent the Senate pass H.R.2533, as passed by the House, which includes policy riders.  Senator…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00118

On the Nomination: Confirmation Robert S. Mueller, III, of California, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of InvestigationResult: Confirmed (100-0, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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House GOP Finds Rallying Cry In Violent Affleck Flick: ‘Let’s Hurt Some People’

At Closed-Door Meeting Yesterday, GOP Leaders Play Scene From Grisly Movie To Rally The Troops On Debt Plan VIEW THE CLIP HERE:   Washington Post: House GOP Leadership Showed Violent Scene From “The Town” Tuesday To Entire Caucus for Inspiration “House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the party’s vote counter, began his talk by showing…

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roll call vote at approximately 4:00pm

At 2:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to debate Calendar #276, Robert S. Mueller III, of California, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations for up to two hours equally divided and controlled in the usual form. Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 4:00pm), there will be…

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