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Day September 15, 2011

Senate Roll Call Vote #00134

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 613: Paul S.Amdt.613; To offset the disaster relief appropriations by rescinding amounts for foreign assistance programs.Result: Rejected (20-78, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00133

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 610: Coburn S.Amdt.610; To save at least $7,000,000,000 by consolidating some duplicative and overlapping Government programs.Result: Rejected (54-45, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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objections to consents on H.R.2887, FAA and Highway extensions

Senator Coburn just asked the following three consent requests which Reid objected to: 1)      Proceed to House passed bill, H.R.2887, Surface and Air Transportation Extension bill, agree to a Coburn substitute amendment (4 month FAA extension) and pass the bill, as amended; 2)      Proceed to House passed bill, H.R.2887, Surface and Air Transportation Extension bill,…

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Coburn Threatens Shutdown Of FAA, Putting Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs At Risk Nationwide

AS FRIDAY DEADLINE LOOMS TO PREVENT FURLOUGHS, COBURN INSISTS ON ADDING PET PROVISION TO FAA EXTENSION WITH NO HEARINGS AND NO VOTE LOCAL NEWS IN OKLAHOMA REPORTING ON COBURN’S OBSTRUCTION—160 WORKERS IN HIS OWN STATE WOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE JOB IF COBURN FORCES FAA SHUTDOWN Coburn Blocking FAA/Highway Bill In Order to Get Pet…

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3 roll call votes at approximately 4:00pm

The Senate has reached an agreement to complete action on H.J.Res.66.  At approximately 4:00pm, the Senate will conduct 3 roll call votes in relation to the following: Coburn #610 (offset re: duplicative programs) (60-vote threshold) Paul #613 (offset re: Foreign Aid)(60-vote threshold) and Reid substitute amendment #602, as amended, if amended (text of Burma language…

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Reid: One Senator’s Obstruction Threatens To Furlough 80,000 Americans

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on Hispanic Heritage Month and Republican obstructionism threatening the jobs of 80,000 aviation and construction workers. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming, died yesterday at the age of 78. I served with…

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1st degree filing deadline 1:00pm Thursday

The filing deadline for all first degree amendments to the Reid substitute amendment #602 and to H.J.Res.66, a joint resolution regarding Burma Sanctions and the legislative vehicle for additional FEMA funds is 1:00pm today. If your Senator has a germane first degree amendment and would like to preserve his or her right to offer, please…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, September 15, 2011

Convenes: 9:30am Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.66, a…

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