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Day September 15, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, September 15, 2011

Confirmed Executive Calendar #358 Wendy Ruth Sherman – to be an Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs). Adopted S.Res.268, relative to the death of Senator Malcolm Wallop Adopted S.Res.269, designating the week beginning September 19, 2011, as “National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week”.

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Reid: We Can Accomplish Much When We Work Together — Now House Should Take Up the Senate’s Bipartisan Bill to Provide Relief to Victims of Natural Disaster

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved an extension of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and surface transportation programs, in addition to a bill to fully fund the Federal Emergency Management Agency: “We can accomplish so much when we work together. Today, Democrats and Republicans voted overwhelmingly to…

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Reid Hosts Twitter Town Hall, Takes Questions on Job Creation

Nevada Senator Harry Reid held his first Twitter Town Hall yesterday, giving Nevadans and Americans across the country an opportunity to get their questions about job-creation measures answered directly by him.  Reid is the first Democratic Senate leader to hold a forum like this, according to Twitter.   The town hall followed a week in…

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of H.R.2887

6:08pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of H.R.2887, the Surface and Air Transportation Programs Extension Act of 2011; Passed 92-6.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00138

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.2887; A bill to provide an extension of surface and air transportation programs, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (92-6, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on Paul amendment to H.R.2887

5:51pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Paul amendment to H.R.2887 (regarding FAA funding levels) (60 vote threshold); Not agreed to: 36-61.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00137

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 622: Paul S.Amdt.622; To decrease the authorizations of appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration to fiscal year 2008 levels.Result: Rejected (36-61, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on the Paul amendment to H.R.2887

5:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Paul Amendment to H.R.2887 (regarding limitation on highway trust funds) (60-vote threshold); Not agreed to: 14-84.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00136

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 621: Paul S.Amdt.621; To limit the amount authorized to be expended from the Highway Trust Fund in any fiscal year to the amount anticipated to be deposited into the Highway Trust Fund in that fiscal year.Result: Rejected (14-84, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00138

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.2887; A bill to provide an extension of surface and air transportation programs, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (92-6, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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