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Month September 2011

Reid Statement In Celebration Of Rosh Hashanah

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the first of the Jewish High Holidays. “Today, my family and I join the millions of Jewish families throughout Nevada and our nation as they gather to welcome the New Year, and pause to reflect on the events of the past…

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VIDEO: Senate Passes Bipartisanship Deal to Fund FEMA, Avoid Government Shutdown

Last night, the Senate forged a bipartisan agreement to fund FEMA, save 45,000 jobs, and prevent an unnecessary government shutdown. The bill received bipartisan support, with twenty-six Republicans joining Democrats to approve funding through November 18th for the agency tasked with helping thousands of Americans recover from earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, September 26, 2011

Passed H.R.2005, the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2001 Passed S.1280, Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of 2011 with a substitute amendment and a committee-reported amendment. Discharged Judiciary and Adopted S.J.Res.22, A joint resolution to grant the consent of Congress to an amendment to the compact between the States of Missouri and Illinois…

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cloture filed on the motion to proceed to S.1619

During Monday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #183, S.1619, the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act and filed cloture on the motion to proceed.

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Reid Statement on Bipartisan Agreement to Fund Disaster Relief, Avoid Unnecessary Shutdown

Washington, D.C. –Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after an agreement was reached with Republicans that will keep the government running until November 18th, and gives FEMA the funds necessary to provide disaster relief in hundreds of communities throughout the country: “Tonight, we rejected the idea that we should be forced to choose…

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no further roll call votes this week

The Reid motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.2608 with the Reid amendment #665 (clean 6-week continuing resolution) was agreed to by a vote of 79-12. There will be no further roll call votes this week.  The next roll call vote is expected on Monday, October 3rd.

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roll call vote on the Reid motion to concur

6:55pm  The Senate began a roll call vote on the Reid motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.2608 with an amendment (clean 6-week continuing resolution); Agreed to: 79-12

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00153

On the Motion: Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. with an S.Amdt.665; An Act making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (79-12, 9 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00153

On the Motion: Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. with an S.Amdt.665; Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (79-12, 9 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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cloture vote on Reid motion to concur

6:17pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Reid motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.2608 with the Reid amendment #656; Not invoked: 54-35.

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