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Day September 7, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Adopted H.Con.Res.74, providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the President Adopted S.Res.219, a resolution designating September 13, 2011, as “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day.” Adopted S.Res.258, supporting the designation of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.  


consent agreement for H.R.1249

The Senate has entered into a unanimous consent agreement providing for up to 4 roll call votes at approximately 4:00pm during Thursday’s session of the Senate including passage of H.R.1249, the America Invents Act, as amended, if amended and an additional roll call vote following the Joint Session on Thursday. The details of the agreement…


debate only time extended until 6:30pm

The Senate is considering H.R.1249, the America Invents Act with the time until 6:30pm for debate only.


now considering H.R.1249; debate only until 5pm

By unanimous consent, all remaining post-cloture time on the motion to proceed to H.R.1249, the America Invents Act was yielded back and the motion to proceed to the bill was agreed to. The Senate is now considering H.R.1249 with the time until 5:00pm for debate only.  


Inhofe Joins “Won’t Take Yes For An Answer” Caucus – Republicans Oppose Their Own Ideas Once Democrats Support Them

Sen. Inhofe Doesn’t Want Obama To Roll Back Regulations If It Would Help Obama “Be Reelected”. “Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) the ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said Tuesday that he hopes Obama will continue to pull back on other controversial rules…However, he said, ‘I wouldn’t want him to do that to…


Reid: Republicans Have Held Up Work Of Congress, Our Economic Recovery With Partisan Politics

Time for Republicans to Reach Across the Aisle for the Sake of American Jobs Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Republicans’ obstruction of job-creation efforts. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Yesterday morning a gunman entered an IHOP restaurant in Carson City,…


Reid Announces Twitter Town Hall To Discuss Democrats’ Commitment To Creating Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced this morning on Twitter that he will hold his first Twitter Town Hall to discuss how Democrats are working to create jobs and get our economy moving. The half-hour forum will take place on September 14 at 4:00 p.m. EST. The Twitter Town Hall will give Americans…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final…