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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, October 6, 2011


Passed H.R.2944, the United States Parole Commission Extension Act of 2011 with a Coburn amendment which reduces the extension from 3 years to 2 years.

Discharged Judiciary and Passed S.1639, a bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to authorize the American Legion under its Federal charter to provide guidance and leadership to the individual departments and posts of the American Legion, and for other purposes.

Discharged Judiciary and Adopted S.Res.201, expressing the regret of the Senate for the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Laws with a Brown (MA) amendment.

Adopted S.Res.288, designating the week beginning October 9, 2011, as "National Wildlife Refuge Week".

Adopted S.Res.289, celebrating the life and achievements of Reverend Fred Lee Shuttlesworth and honoring him for his tireless efforts in the fights against segregation and his steadfast commitment to the civil rights of all people.

Adopted S.Res.290, supporting the designation of October 6, 2011, as "Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day".