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Day September 6, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Adopted S.Res.257, a resolution relative to the death of the Honorable Mark O. Hatfield, former US Senator for the State of Oregon  

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no further roll call votes

There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

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roll call vote on motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to H.R.1249

6:05pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.1249, the Patent Reform bill; Invoked: 93-5

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00125

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.1249; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.Result: Agreed to (93-5, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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roll call vote on confirmation of the Donald nomination

5:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Bernice Bouie Donald to be United States Circuit Judge for the 6th Circuit; Confirmed: 96-0

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00124

On the Nomination: Confirmation Bernice Bouie Donald, of Tennessee, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth CircuitResult: Confirmed (96-2, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00125

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.1249; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.Result: Agreed to (93-5, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00124

On the Nomination: Confirmation Bernice Bouie Donald, of Tennessee, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth CircuitResult: Confirmed (96-2, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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2 roll call votes at approximately 5:30pm

At approximately 5:30pm today, the Senate will conduct two roll call votes on the following: –          Confirmation of Calendar #109, the nomination of Bernice Bouie Donald, of Tennessee, to be US Circuit Judge for the 6th Circuit –          Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.1249, the Patent Reform bill    …

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Reid: Republicans Must Join Democrats In Putting Jobs First

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the need to end partisan games and focus on job creation. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Democrats believe job creation should be Congress’ number one priority – and Americans agree. But this year, Republicans have…

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