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Day September 8, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, September 8, 2011

Adopted H.Con.Res.67, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Adopted S.Con.Res.28, A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to award the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team,…

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Reid: President Obama Lays Out Bold, Bipartisan Jobs Plan, Will Be Litmus Test For Republicans

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress and proposed a series of bold steps to end America’s employment crisis. “President Barack Obama laid out a set of bipartisan ideas to create jobs whose size and scope reflects the urgent need to put…

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roll call vote on motion to proceed to S.J.Res.25

7:50pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.25, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit (McConnell and others); Not Agreed to: 45-52

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00130

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S.J.Res.25; A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit, as submitted under section 3101A of title 31, United States Code, on August 2, 2011.Result: Rejected (45-52, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00130

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S.J.Res.25; A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit, as submitted under section 3101A of title 31, United States Code, on August 2, 2011.Result: Rejected (45-52, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click…

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roll call vote following the Joint Session

Following the Joint Session, the Senate will stand in recess subject to the call of the Chair to allow Senators to return to the chamber.  When the Senate reconvenes, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.25, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of…

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roll call vote on passage of H.R.1249, the America Invents Act

5:29 pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of H.R.1249, the America Invents Act; passed: 89-9

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00129

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1249; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.Result: Passed (89-9, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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roll call vote on the motion to table the Coburn amendment #599

4:59pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to table the Coburn amendment #599 (PTO public enterprise fund); Tabled: 50-48

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00128

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 599: Motion to Table Coburn S.Amdt.599 as Modified; To amend the provision relating to funding the Patent and Trademark Office by establishing a United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (50-48, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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