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what’s going on in Congress -the Senate debates&votes today! S.3454…dream &dadt


The Senate Convenes: 10:00amET September 21, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 11:00am. The Majority will control the first 30 minutes and the Republicans will control the final 30 minutes.

At 11:00am, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to S.3454, the Department of Defense Authorization bill, with the time until 12:30pm equally divided and controlled between Senators Levin and McCain or their designees.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:15pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3454, the Department of Defense Authorization bill. That will be the first vote of the day

Votes:
238: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.3454, Department of Defense Authorization;
Not Invoked: 56-43 (Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote)

Unanimous Consent:
Passed S.3717, a bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide for certain disclosures under section 552 of title 5, United States Code, (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes.

Passed S.3814, a bill to extend the National Flood Insurance Program until September 30, 2011.

Adopted S.Res.593, a resolution expressing support for disignation of October 7, 2010, as “Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Day”.

Adopted S.Res.362, a resolution honoring the work of the United Service Organizations (USO) and congratulating the USO on the sending of their two millionth troop care package.

Adopted S.Res.363, a resolution designating September 23, 2010, as “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day” to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of falls among older adults.

Adopted S.Res.364, a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the St. Louis Zoo.

Adopted S.Res.365, a resolution designating the week beginning September 19, 2010, as “National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week”

Wednesday after all the morn business … The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3454, the Department of Defense Authorization bill.

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The next meeting in the House is scheduled for 2:00amET September 22, 2010

When Republicans Attack


42 Days Until the Election

Election Day is just 42 days from today and everything you and I care about is on the line.

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Wesley Clark
General, U.S. Army (ret.)

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*Map includes absentee voting.