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Day October 3, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, October 3, 2011

No LEGISLATIVE ITEMS EXECUTIVE ITEMS Confirmed Executive Calendar #359, Robert Stephen Ford to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Syrian Arab Republic.

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Senate Takes Up Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation

The Senate has voted 79 to 19, to move to a bipartisan bill that curbs currency manipulation from countries such as China. Both Democrats and Republicans co-sponsored the legislation. Called the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011, the legislation provides tools that impose consequences on countries that manipulate their currencies. The legislation is particularly…

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Udall Anuncia “Conversación vía Twitter” para Discutir Trabajos y Oportunidades para las Comunidades Hispanas

Washington – En reconocimiento del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, el Senador Tom Udall (D-NM) “twitió” que participará en una “conversación vía Twitter”, sobre la generación de empleos y oportunidades económicas en las comunidades hispanas, el 5 de octubre a las 2:30 pm EDT. El Sen. Udall realizará esta conversación auspiciada por Univisión, el Center for…

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roll call vote on cloture on motion to proceed to S.1619

6:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1619, the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act; Invoked: 79-19

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00155

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.1619.; A bill to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (79-19, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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roll call vote on confirmation of Floyd

5:33pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Henry Floyd, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Fourth Circuit; Confirmed: 96-0

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00154

On the Nomination: Confirmation Henry F. Floyd, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth CircuitResult: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00155

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.1619.; A bill to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (79-19, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00154

On the Nomination: Confirmation Henry F. Floyd, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth CircuitResult: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Republicans Must Stop Rooting For Our Economy To Fail, Help Democrats Put Americans Back To Work By Ending China’s Currency Manipulation

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding legislation to curb China’s unfair currency manipulation. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Today the Senate begins another very busy work period. I am confident it will be productive. Tonight, the Senate will vote to begin…

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