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Month July 2011

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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Senate Floor Schedule for Saturday, July 30, 2011

Convenes: 1:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.627, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit increase. The time from 1:30pm until 7:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority and the…

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Reid: Filibusterismo Republicano Unico Obstáculo Entre Una Solución y un Incumplimiento Con la Deuda

Washington, D.C. – El  Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones después de que los republicanos declararan que obstruirían a través del filibusterismo una solución para evitar un incumplimiento con la deuda y para reducir el déficit:   “Estamos viendo algo que ocurre demasiadas veces en el Senado: otro…

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Reid: Republican Filibuster Standing In The Way Of A Solution

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans filibustered a bipartisan solution to cut the deficit and avoid default: “We are seeing something we have seen far too many times in the Senate: another filibuster. But this is the worst possible time to hold a filibuster. Our economy hangs…

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