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Day July 30, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap up for Saturday, July 30, 2011

Adopted S.Res.246, recognizing and commending the 2011 National Veterans Wheelchair Games, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania August 1 through August 6, 2011.  

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next roll call vote at approx 1:00PM on Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.627 with the Reid amendment at 1:00PM (tomorrow afternoon) on Sunday, July 31, 2011.  

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La Bancada Demócrata le Pide a Republicanos que Cesen de Obstruir la Ultima Opcion Viable para Evitar una Crisis Económica

VIDEO: LOS REPUBLICANOS OBSTRUYEN EL PLAN PARA RESOLVER EL IMPASSE DE LA DEUDA PUBLICA     WASHINGTON, DC— Hoy la Bancada Demócrata del Senado celebró una rueda de prensa, pidiéndole a los republicanos que cesen de obstruir la última opción viable para evitar una crisis económica. Después de negarse a negociar con los demócratas ayer,…

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Senator McConnell objects to up or down vote on Reid amendment

Senator Reid asked consent that an up-or-down vote occur on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.627 with the Reid amendment #589. Senator McConnell objected. Senator McConnell asked consent that the cloture vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.627 with the Reid amendment #589 occur immediately.  Senator…

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roll call vote on motion to instruct

5:339pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to instruct the Sergeant At Arms to request the presence of absent Senators; Agreed to: 75-20

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00121

On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sgt. At Arms to Request Absent Senators; A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays.Result: Agreed to (75-20, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00121

On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sgt. At Arms to Request Absent Senators; A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays.Result: Agreed to (75-20, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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live quorum/motion to instruct now expected around 5:30pm

The Senate is now expecting a live quorum and a motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent Senators around 5:30pm.  

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Senator Paul objects to up or down vote on Reid amendment

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent that the cloture vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.627 with the Reid amendment #589 occur immediately or as early as 5:00pm today. Senator Durbin asked to modify Senator Paul’s request so that it would be a vote on the amendment with a Majority threshold.…

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Reid: Republicans Must Work With Democrats On The Only Option Left To Avert Default, Save Our Economy

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the only viable debt ceiling compromise to avert a default. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Republicans leaders in the House of Representatives wasted this week pursuing a right-wing proposal they knew from the start could…

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