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Month November 2011

La Vuelta Olimpica De Grover: En Un Tour De Medios, Norquist Le Recuerda A Ee.Uu. Quien Verdaderamente Maneja El Partido Republicano

El cabildero republicano, Grover Norquist, no ha escatimado palabras para dejar bien claro quién toma las decisiones en el Partido Republicano en el tema de los impuestos. Ha estado ejerciendo su influencia detrás de las escenas desde el comienzo del proceso del Super Comité, empuñando las riendas de los republicanos con firmeza e impidiéndoles forjar…

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Alabama’s Ill-Conceived Law: The Wrong Approach to Immigration, Explains Sen. Reid

Nevada Senator Harry Reid commends House colleagues for planning a field hearing on Alabama’s immigration law. Any law that stigmatizes a group based on skin color, accent, or any other characteristic, should have no place among our nation laws. Learn more via video:

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Grover’s Victory Lap: On National Media Tour, Norquist Reminds America Who Really Runs The Republican Party

Republican lobbyist Grover Norquist hasn’t been shy about making it abundantly clear just who pulls the Republican Party’s strings on taxes. He’s been exerting his influence behind the scenes from the beginning of the Super Committee process, keeping his reins tight on Republicans and preventing them from forging the balanced deficit reduction the American people…

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Reid Statement On Joint Select Committee

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today. “The American people are tired of their elected leaders listening to the extreme voices in their party instead of the voices of reason. I am disappointed that Republicans never found the courage to ignore Tea Party extremists and millionaire lobbyists like Grover Norquist,…

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consent agreement on judicial nominations

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, but not prior to December 5, 2011, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations: #363 Edgardo Ramos – to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York #364 Andrew L.…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Friday, November 18, 2011

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary Committee and Passed S.1541, a bill to revise the Federal charter for the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. to reflect a change in eligibility requirements for membership. Adopted S.Res.335, honoring the life and legacy of Evelyn H. Lauder. Adopted S.Res.336, to permit the collection…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Friday, November 18, 2011

Convenes: 9:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act. Senators are encouraged to offer their amendments during Friday’s session. There will be no roll call votes on Friday.  The next roll call vote will be at approximately 5:30pm on Monday, November 28, 2011.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, November 17, 2011

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation Appropriations bill; Adopted: 70-30   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.2059, a bill to protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other…

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Reid Co-Sponsors Bill to Ban Law Enforcement Use of Racial Profiling

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced he is co-sponsoring a bill by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) to ban law enforcement from using racial profiling in Nevada and around the country. The End Racial Profiling Act of 2011(ERPA) is designed to enforce the constitutional right of equal protection under the law by eliminating…

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Roll Call Vote on Adoption of Conference Report to Accompany H.R.2112

6:41pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation Appropriations bill. Adopted: 70-30

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