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Day October 17, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, October 17, 2011

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.1721, SSI Benefits Extension (voice vote) Passed S.275, the Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011 with the committee-reported substitute amendment, a Rockefeller amendment and a Paul amendment. Adopted S.Res.294, commemorating the 182nd anniversary of the opening of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Adopted S.Res.295, designating October 26th as “Day of the…

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Cornyn and Murray amendments pending

The Cornyn amendment #775 (Operation Fast and Furious) and the Murray amendment #772 (reconstruction of highway facilities damaged by natural disasters or emergencies) are pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation Appropriations bill.

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Roll Call Vote on Bissoon nomination

5:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Cathy Bissoon to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Confirmed: 82-3

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00166

On the Nomination: Confirmation Cathy Bissoon, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District JudgeResult: Confirmed (82-3, 15 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00166

On the Nomination: Confirmation Cathy Bissoon, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District JudgeResult: Confirmed (82-3, 15 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Webb and Kohl amendments pending to H.R.2112

The Senate is now considering H.R.2112, the Agriculture/Commerce, Justice, Science/Transportation HUD appropriations bill. Senator Reid called up the Inouye substitute amendment #738 (text of the 3 appropriations bills) and the Webb amendment #750 (to establish a National Criminal Justice Commission). Senator Kohl then called up amendment #755 (spending plan).

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Fact Sheet: Teachers And First Responders Back To Work Act

The Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act provides $35 billion to create or protect nearly 400,000 education jobs, while preventing the layoffs of thousands of cops and firefighters. This critical legislation would help states and localities keep their schools strong and their streets safe, without adding a dime to the deficit.   KEY…

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Reid: Democrats Are Committed To Putting Teachers And First Responders Back To Work

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor about putting teachers back to work. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Bart Giamatti, the kind of well-rounded man qualified to serve both as President of Yale and commissioner of Major League Baseball, once called education the…

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Roll Call Vote at 5:30pm today on Bissoon Nomination

At approximately 5:30pm today, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #271, Cathy Bissoon, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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Reid Statement On Passing Of Elouise Cobell

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today made the following statement on the passing of Elouise Cobell, for whom he recently co-sponsored legislation which would bestow upon her the Congressional Gold Medal for her perseverance in pursuit of justice for Native Americans: “I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Elouise Cobell, a true…

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