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Day October 20, 2011

Reid Statement on John Bryson’s Confirmation as U.S. Commerce Secretary

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the confirmation of John Bryson as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. “As an experienced businessman with a track record for thinking outside the box, Secretary Bryson will bring important hands-on experience to the challenge of putting Americans back to work and getting our economy moving again.…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00182

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 810: Sessions S.Amdt.810; To prohibit the use of funds to allow categorical eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.Result: Rejected (41-58, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on Vitter amendment #917

10:47pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Vitter #917 to Menendez #857 (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 41-57, 1 voted present

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00179

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 917: Vitter S.Amdt.917; To reestablish the maximum aggregate amount permitted to be provided by the taxpayers to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Result: Rejected (41-57-1, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00181

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 869: Gillibrand S.Amdt.869; To increase funding for the emergency conservation program and the emergency watershed protection program.Result: Agreed to (58-41, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00178

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1726; A bill to repeal the imposition of withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities.Result: Rejected (57-43, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1726

10:23pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the McConnell motion to proceed to S.1726, Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011. Not Agreed To: 57-43

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00180

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 857: Menendez S.Amdt.857; To extend loan limits for programs of the government-sponsored enterprises, the Federal Housing Administration, and the Veterans Affairs Administration, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (60-38-1, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1723

9:55pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Reid motion to proceed to S.1723, Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011. Not Agreed To: 50-50

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9:55pm series of Roll Call Votes

The Senate will conduct up to 27 votes, with 17 expected roll call votes, in relation to the following shortly:   – cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1723 – cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1726 – Landrieu #781, as modified, with the changes which are at the desk (expected voice vote);…

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