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Capitol Briefing Archive: Votes

Senate clears way for passage of spending bill

By Paul Kane In a surprisingly suspenseful vote Saturday, the Senate cleared a key parliamentary hurdle on a massive spending bill for almost half the federal government, which will provide tens of billions of dollars in increased funding for a host of federal agencies and the District of Columbia. On...

By Paul Kane  |  December 12, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Senate , Today on the Hill , Votes  
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School Lunch Funds Get a Boost

By Jane Black The debate over health care has largely eclipsed talk of school lunch reform. But there's good news for advocates of healthful school food in the House Agriculture Appropriations conference report: $135 million worth, to be precise. The bill, which passed 263 to 162 late Wednesday, provides, among...

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 7, 2009; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Votes  
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Labor Nominee Still Faces GOP Hold

By Ed O'Keefe A Senate panel voted along party lines Wednesday to approve President Obama's nominee for the third-ranking post at the Labor Department. Despite the vote, Republicans say they will place a hold on the nomination and once again raise their concerns on the Senate floor before a full...

By Kendra Nichols  |  October 7, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate , Votes  
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Sen. Alexander Becomes Highest-Ranking Republican to Back Sotomayor

By Perry Bacon Jr. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the No. 3 Republican in the party's Senate leadership, announced on Thursday that he will vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court, making him the highest-ranking member of the party to endorse her. The decision was a bit of...

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  July 30, 2009; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Senate , Supreme Court , Votes  
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Committee Prepares to Vote on Sotomayor

President Obama's pick to become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice will likely move a step closer to confirmation when the Senate Judiciary Committee meets for a vote on Monday morning. Appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor is expected to win the support of a majority of the committee -- but only one of its Republican members.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  July 28, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Senate , Supreme Court , Today on the Hill , Votes  
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Follow the Votes: Tied Up With TARP

The Senate took up three noteworthy pieces of legislation yesterday. • S.J. Res. 5 was defeated by vote of 42-52, resulting in the release of the remaining $350 billion of TARP funds for President-elect Barack Obama to inject in the economy. The resolution would have blocked the second half of...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 16, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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