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  • Adopted S.Res.267, Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States. Discharged Foreign Relations and confirmed the following: Mary B. DeRosa, of DC, to be Alternate...
  • Confirmed: Executive Calendar #128, Mara Rudman to be Assistant Administrator of the US Agency for International Development Adopted S.Res.262, designating the week beginning on September 12, 2011, and ending on September 16, 2011, as "National Health Information Technology Week" to recognize the...
  • Passed S.1239, the Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act
  • Adopted H.Con.Res.67, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Adopted S.Con.Res.28, A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to award the Congressional Gold...
  • Adopted H.Con.Res.74, providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the President Adopted S.Res.219, a resolution designating September 13, 2011, as "National Celiac Disease Awareness Day." Adopted S.Res.258, supporting the designation of National Adult Education and Family...
  • Adopted S.Res.257, a resolution relative to the death of the Honorable Mark O. Hatfield, former US Senator for the State of Oregon
  • Adopted H.Con.Res.70, correcting the enrollment of S.365, which is a title amendment. Passed S.710, Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act Passed S.1302, a bill to authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Tracy, California, to the City of...
  • Passed S.1466 Faster FOIA Act of 2011 Passed H.R.2715, a bill to provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission with greater authority and discretion in enforcing the consumer product safety laws.
  • Adopted S.Res.246, recognizing and commending the 2011 National Veterans Wheelchair Games, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania August 1 through August 6, 2011.
  • Passed H.R.2608, the Small Business Program Extension and Reform Act of 2011 w/ Landrieu substitute amendment
  • Confirmed Executive Calendar  #194, Gary Locke, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People's Republic of China. Confirmed Executive Calendar #196, William J. Burns to be Deputy Secretary of State Discharged Homeland Security and...
  • By unanimous consent, the Senate confirmed Gary Locke, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People's Republic of China.
  • Passed S.846 a bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 80 Lafayette Street in Jefferson City, Missouri, as the Christopher S. Bond United States Courthouse. Discharged EPW and passed S.1406, a bill to designate the United States courthouse under construction at 510 19th Street,...
  • Adopted S.Res.237, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding coming together as a Nation and ceasing all work or other activity for a moment of remembrance beginning at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on September 11, 2011, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks...
  • Passed S.1103, a bill to extend the term of the incumbent Director of the FBI with a Coburn amendment and the committee-reported substitute amendment Discharged Veterans' Affairs and Passed H.R.1383, the Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011 with a Murray amendment Discharged Judiciary and adopted...
  • Adopted S.Con.Res.25, welcoming the independence of the Republic of South Sudan, congratulating the people of South Sudan for freely and peacefully expressing their will through an internationally accepted referendum, and calling on the Governments and people of Sudan and South Sudan to peacefully...
  • Adopted S.Res.233, honoring the men and women of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Shuttle Program on reaching the historic milestone of the 135th and final flight of the Space Transportation System.
  • Adopted S.Res.231, designating September 2011 as National Child Awareness Month.
  • Adopted S.Res.229, recognizing the heroic efforts of firefighters to contain numerous wildfires that have affected thousands of people throughout the United States.
  • Discharged Judiciary and adopted S.Res.165, designating July 23, 2011 as National Day of the American Cowboy. Discharged Commerce and adopted S.Res.170: Honoring Admiral Thad Allen of the U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) for his lifetime of selfless commitment and exemplary service to the United...