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Month January 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, January 31, 2011

Adopted S.Res.22, a resolution condemning the New Year’s Day attack on the Coptic Christian community in Alexandria, Egypt and urging the Government of Egypt to fully investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of this heinous act. AdoptedS.res. 34, a resolution designating the week of February 7 through 11, 2011, as “National School Counseling Week.” Adopted S.Res.35,…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, January 31, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes during Monday’s session of the Senate. However, the Majority Leader hopes to reach an agreement to begin consideration of S.223, the Federal…

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Reid: Time For Republicans To Stop Trying To Take Benefits Away From Americans, Focus On Helping Democrats Create Jobs

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding a recent federal district court ruling about health care reform law: “This lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt by those who want to raise taxes on small businesses, increase prescription prices for seniors and allow insurance companies to once again deny sick children…

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Senate Democrats: Bill To Modernize America’s Air Travel Will Create Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs

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ICYMI: AP: Republicans Accused of Ignoring Economy

Key point: “Republicans won dozens of elections last fall after claiming Democrats had focused too little on creating jobs. Now GOP lawmakers stand accused of the same charge,using their new House majority to push to repeal the president’s health care law, restrict abortions and highlight other social issues important to their most conservative supporters. At best,…

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Schumer To Republicans: Shutting Down Government “Was A Mistake When Newt Gingrich Did It In 1995, And It Would Be An Even Bigger Mistake Now”

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Charles Schumer, Chairman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center, released the following statement in response to Sen. Mitch McConnell repeatedly refusing to take a government shutdown off the table during his appearance on “Meet the Press” this weekend: “Too many Republicans seem like they are seeking a shutdown of the…

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Reid Spokesman: Republicans Waging Losing War On Health Care While Democrats Focus On Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today: “With today’s GDP numbers showing that our economy is continuing to recover, it’s a shame that Republicans are wasting time with their losing war on health care instead of working with Democrats to create jobs and strengthen the middle…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, January 27, 2011

Adopted S.Res31: a resolution commemorating the 110th anniversary of the United States Army Nurse Corps. Adopted S.Res.32: a resolution designating the month of February 2011 as “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month”. Adopted S.Res.33, a resolution recognizing the 150th anniversary of the admittance of the state of Kansas to the United States as…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00006

On the Resolution: S.Res.21 As Amended; A resolution to amend the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide procedures for extended debate.Result: Rejected (46-49, 5 members not voting, 2/3 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00005

On the Resolution: S.Res.10 As Amended; A resolution to improve the debate and consideration of legislative matters and nominations in the Senate.Result: Rejected (44-51, 5 members not voting, 2/3 threshold)Details: [click here]

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