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Day October 11, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, October 11, 2011

No LEGISLATIVE ITEMS   EXECUTIVE ITEMS   Confirmed Executive Calendar #290 Brian T. Baenig – to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

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Reid Statement on Republican Obstruction of the American Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after Republicans unanimously blocked the Senate from opening debate on the American Jobs Act, which would have created nearly two million jobs: “Republicans unanimously voted against our nation’s economic health to advance their narrow political interests. Republicans blocked a bill that would put…

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Reid Statement on Passage of China Currency Bill

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved a bipartisan bill that will pressure China to stop manipulating its currency: “For too long China has been using underhanded tactics to manipulate its currency at the expense of American workers and businesses. They deserve a level playing field. This…

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to End Currency Manipulation, Save American Jobs

The bipartisan bill to end China’s unfair trade practice of currency manipulation passed in the Senate tonight by a vote of 63 to 35, with 15 Republicans joining Democrats to support it. The legislation, called the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act, provides tools to impose consequences on countries that manipulate their currency and consequently, cost…

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Roll Call Vote on motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1660

6:35pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1660, the American Jobs Act; Not Invoked: 50-49

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00160

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1660; A bill to provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs.Result: Rejected (50-49, 1 member not…

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of S.1619

6:05pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.1619, the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act; Passed: 63-35

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00159

On Passage of the Bill: S.1619; A bill to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (63-35, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of Executive Calendar #250

5:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #250, Jane Margaret Triche-Milazzo, of Louisiana, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Confirmed: 98-0

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00158

On the Nomination: Confirmation Jane Margaret Triche-Milazzo, of Louisiana, to be U.S. District Judge.Result: Confirmed (98-0, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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