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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 16, 2011




Discharged the HELP committee and adopted S.Res.302, a resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging the people of the United States to secure safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.

Discharged the Armed Services committee and adopted S.Res.303, a resolution honoring the life, service, and sacrifice of Captain Colin P. Kelly, Jr., United States Army with a Nelson FL amendment to the preamble

Discharged the Environment and Public Works Committee and adopted S.Res.251, expressing support for improvement in the collection, processing, and consumption of recycled materials throughout the United States.

Adopted S.Res.324, a resolution commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the United States-Australia alliance.

Adopted S.Res.296, a resolution commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Adopted S.Res.326, A resolution designating Thursday, November 17, 2011, as "Feed America Day".

Adopted S.Res.327, supporting the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month.

Adopted S.Res.328, designating the week of November 14 through 20, 2011, as "Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA".

Adopted S.Res.329, recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States.

Adopted S.Res.330, Designating January 27, 2012, as a national day of remembrance for Americans who, during the Cold War, worked and lived downwind from nuclear testing sites and were adversely affected by the radiation exposure generated by the above ground nuclear weapons testing.