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Day November 9, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 9, 2011

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.2447, a bill to grant the congressional gold medal to the Montford Point Marines. Adopted S.Res.318, a resolution to authorize the printing of a revised edition of the Senate Rules and Manual. Adopted S.Res.319, a resolution Honoring the life and legacy of Joe Frazier.   No EXECUTIVE…


The Only Thing You Need To Know About The “GOP Jobs Bill”

Republican Senators are attempting to amend the bipartisan VOW to Hire Heroes Act with their so-called jobs bill—a bill that would actually hurt the economy and cost Americans jobs  Below is the only thing you need to know about the GOP’s effort to weigh down a bipartisan veterans jobs bill with one that kills jobs:…


‘BOOM!’: Grover Brags About Bullying Senate’s No. 2 Republican on Taxes

FYI –  In an interview with Politico today, Grover Norquist can’t help but brag about his strangle-hold on Republicans in Congress. In a striking revelation, he even brags about scolding No. 2 Senate Republican Jon Kyl for suggesting openness to closing tax loopholes – prompting Kyl to perform his penance on the Senate floor. Politico writes:…


Now Debating the Motion to Proceed to S.J.Res.6

The Senate is now considering the McConnell motion to proceed to S.J.Res.6, a joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practices with up to 4 hours of debate equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or their designees. By unanimous consent,…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 70 minutes with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first 40 minutes and the Majority controlling the final 30 minutes. Following morning business, the Republican Leader, or his…