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Month October 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, October 31, 2011

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.1637, Appeal Time Clarification Act of 2011 Passed H.R.368, Removal Clarification Act of 2011 Passed H.R.394, Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 with committee-reported amendments EXECUTIVE ITEMS Confirmed the following: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE #103 Eric L. Hirschhorn – to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration DEPARTMENT OF…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Higginson nomination

5:33pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Stephen A. Higginson, of Louisiana, to be a United States Circuit Judge for the 5th Circuit; Confirmed: 88-0

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00188

On the Nomination: Confirmation Stephen A. Higginson, of Louisiana, to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (88-0, 12 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00188

On the Nomination: Confirmation Stephen A. Higginson, of Louisiana, to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (88-0, 12 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Democrats Fighting to Create Jobs Building Roadways, Runways and Railways, While Republicans Root for Economy to Fail

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Rebuild America Jobs Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Today I join millions of Nevadans in commemorating the day, 147 years ago, that our great state joined the Union. Granted statehood during the bitter…

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No vote day – Monday, November 14, 2011

There will be no roll call votes on Monday, November 14, 2011.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, October 31, 2011

Convenes: 3pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #249, Stephen A. Higginson, of LA, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 5th…

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Reid Statement On The President’s Announcement Of Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after President Obama announced full troop withdrawal from Iraq by the end of the year. “I commend the President for his announcement today and I fully support his decision to remove all American troops from Iraq by the end of this year. This is the…

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Fact Sheet: Rebuild America Jobs Act

KEY PROVISIONS Immediately Invests in Our Roads, Rails and Airports ($50 Billion):  The Senate bill provides $50 billion in immediate investments for highways, transit, rail and aviation, helping to modernize an infrastructure that now receives a grade of “D” from the American Society of Civil Engineers and putting hundreds of thousands of construction workers back…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, October 31, 2011

The Senate will convene on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 3:45pm and on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 11am for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted.   Following the pro forma session on Thursday, October 27th, the Senate will adjourn until 3:00pm on Monday, October 31, 2011.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate…

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