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Day October 20, 2011

Senate Roll Call Vote #00177

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1723; A bill to provide for teacher and first responder stabilization.Result: Rejected (50-50, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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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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Series of Roll Call Votes expected around 10:00pm

We are close to reaching an agreement to begin a long series of roll call votes shortly—in the next 5-10 minutes or so. The first votes will be on the following:   –         Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1723, Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011   –         Cloture on…

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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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Senate Roll Call Vote #00177

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1723; A bill to provide for teacher and first responder stabilization.Result: Rejected (50-50, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of Bryson nomination

7:23pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of John Edgar Bryson to be Secretary of Commerce; Confirmed: 74-26

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00176

On the Nomination: Confirmation John Edgar Bryson, of California, to be Secretary of CommerceResult: Confirmed (74-26, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00176

On the Nomination: Confirmation John Edgar Bryson, of California, to be Secretary of CommerceResult: Confirmed (74-26, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Consideration of Bryson nomination

The Senate is now in Executive Session and is considering Calendar #410, the nomination of John Bryson to be Commerce Secretary.   Senator Reid announced that we expect debate time to be yielded back and a vote on confirmation of the Bryson nomination between 6:30pm and 7:30pm tonight.  When a roll call vote is set, another…

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Roll Call Vote on Grassley amendment #860

2:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Grassley amendment #860 (DOJ Federal Grants) (60-vote threshold) Not Agreed To: 46-54

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