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Day September 9, 2011

Patent Reform, a Path to Job Creation

The Senate passed patent reform last night by a vote 89-9, marking the first jobs bill to pass this fall.  Its passage came after weeks of Republicans stalling it in the House. The bill, titled the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, is expected to spur innovation and jobs.  By clearing a three-year backlog of patent applications,…


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Friday, September 9, 2011

Passed S.1239, the Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act


cloture filed on motion to proceed to H.J.Res.66

During Friday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid moved to proceed to H.J.Res.66, a joint resolution regarding Burma Sanctions and filed cloture on the motion to proceed. At 5:30pm on Monday, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.66.  


Reid: Challenges We Face As A Nation – Whether Threats To Our National Security Or Economic Security – Must Be Faced Together

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the President’s proposed American Jobs Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I applaud the bipartisan approach taken by the American Jobs Act President Obama described last night. This common-sense plan will cut taxes for middle-class…


Senate Floor Schedule for Friday, September 9, 2011

Convenes: 9:45am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes Friday.  The next roll call vote will be on Monday, September 12, 2011 no earlier than 5:30pm.