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Day October 21, 2011

Reid Statement On The President’s Announcement Of Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after President Obama announced full troop withdrawal from Iraq by the end of the year. “I commend the President for his announcement today and I fully support his decision to remove all American troops from Iraq by the end of this year. This is the…

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Fact Sheet: Rebuild America Jobs Act

KEY PROVISIONS Immediately Invests in Our Roads, Rails and Airports ($50 Billion):  The Senate bill provides $50 billion in immediate investments for highways, transit, rail and aviation, helping to modernize an infrastructure that now receives a grade of “D” from the American Society of Civil Engineers and putting hundreds of thousands of construction workers back…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, October 31, 2011

The Senate will convene on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 3:45pm and on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 11am for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted.   Following the pro forma session on Thursday, October 27th, the Senate will adjourn until 3:00pm on Monday, October 31, 2011.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, October 20, 2011 and Friday, October 21, 2011

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed Cal. #206, S.1412- To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 462 Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts, as the “Officer John Maguire Post Office”. Passed Cal. #207, H.R.1843- To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 489 Army Drive in Barrigada, Guam, as the “John…

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Next Roll Call Vote on Monday, October 31st

The next roll call vote is expected to occur on Monday, October 31st in relation to a nomination.  The details of the amended consent agreement with respect to H.R.2112 is below.   Cloture having been invoked on the Inouye substitute amendment #738, the substitute amendment is agreed to and it is now considered original text…

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Roll Call Vote on Cloture on Inouye substitute amendment

1:19am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Inouye substitute amendment #738 to H.R.2112; Invoked: 83-16

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00187

On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 738: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Inouye S.Amdt.738; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (82-16, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on Ayotte amendment

1:04am The Senate began a roll call vote on the Ayotte amendment #753 (Article III courts) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed to: 47-52

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00186

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 753: Ayotte S.Amdt.753; To prohibit the use of funds for the prosecution of enemy combatants in Article III courts of the United States.Result: Rejected (47-52, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on the Coburn amendment #796

12:46am The Senate began a roll call vote on the Coburn amendment #796 (end lending schemes) (60-vote threshold); Agreed to: 72-27

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