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Month October 2011

Senate Roll Call Vote #00183

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 791: Coburn S.Amdt.791; To prohibit the use of funds to provide direct payments to persons or legal entities with an average adjusted gross income in excess of $1,000,000.Result: Agreed to (84-15, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid Statement on the Republican Obstruction of the Teachers Jobs Bill

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after Republicans unanimously blocked the ‘Teachers, First Responders Back to Work Act,’ a bill that would create or save approximately 400,000 jobs for teachers, cops and first responders. The bill would have been fully paid for with a 0.5% surtax on taxpayers making more than…

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Roll Call Vote on Menendez amendment #857

11:06pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Menendez amendment #857 (60-vote threshold) Invoked: 60-37 (1 voted present)

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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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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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