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Month August 2013

Reid Statement On The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. Today marks an important time in American history. On August 28, 1963, when a quarter of a million Americans marched on Washington demanding what Dr. King called, “a joyous…

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Deputy Digital Media Director for Senate Democratic Leadership

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has an immediate opening for a Deputy Digital Media Director. This position would report to the Digital Media Director. The duties required include: -Creation of digital media content, including graphics and videos -Managing content flow on various websites -Coordination with new media counterparts in Senate Democratic offices -Pioneering new developments…

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Reid Statement On July Employment Report

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the July employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 162,000 jobs in July and unemployment dropped to 7.4 percent: “These numbers show our economy continues to grow despite Tea Party road blocks and Republican threats to shut down the government.…

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Agreement to proceed to S.1392, Energy Efficiency

By consent, at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 10th, the motion to proceed to S.1392, A bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes, be agreed to and the Senate proceed to its consideration.

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Monday, September 9th’s votes–Caproni and Broderick

On Monday, September 9, 2013, at 5:00 pm, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   –          Executive Calendar #184, the nomination of Valerie E. Caproni, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; and –          Executive Calendar #185, the nomination of Vernon…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, August 1, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #96, the nomination of Raymond T. Chen, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; Confirmed: 97-0 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and related agencies appropriations bill; Not Invoked: 54-43 3)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar…

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ornyn request to pass HR 2009, Keep the IRS off your Health Care Act/Reid objection

Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent that when the Senate receives H.R.2009, a bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, the Senate take up and pass the bill.   Senator Reid objected.

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McConnell request to pass HR 2668, delay individual mandate/Reid objection

Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent to pass Calendar #145, H.R.2668, To delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate, to delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate, and for other purposes.   Senator Reid objected.

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Rubio object to 18th request to go to conference on Budget resolution

Senator Durbin asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #33, H.Con.Res.25; the amendment at the desk, which is the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; and that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to. Further, that the Senate insist on its amendment, request…

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Senate adopts adjournment resolution

The Senate adopted S.Con.Res.22, a resolution that provides for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and House of Representatives. Under the provisions of the resolution, there would be a pro forma session at 12:00 noon on Monday, August 12. The House would have to adopt the concurrent resolution in order to the Senate…

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