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Day October 18, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.270, La Pine Land Conveyance Passed S.292, Salmon Lake Conveyance Passed S.333, Little Wood River Ranch hydro license Passed S.334, American Falls Reservoir hydro license Passed S.404, a bill to modify a land grant patent issued by the Secretary of the Interior Passed H.R.489, C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir Passed H.R.470, Hoover…

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Additional Amendments pending; Collins amendment Agreed to

The Landrieu amendment #781 (farmer program loans), the Vitter amendment #769 (drug reimportation), the Sanders amendment #816 (energy efficiency programs for small businesses), the Coburn amendment #791 (prohibit funds for direct payments to individuals with income over $1M) and the Coburn amendment #792 (end payments to slumlords) are now pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS,…

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Roll Call Vote on McCain amendment #740

5:03pm: The Senate began a roll call vote on McCain amendment #740 (Funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for firms). Not Agreed To: 44-55

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00168

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 740: McCain S.Amdt.740; To eliminate funding for the trade adjustment assistance for firms program.Result: Rejected (44-55, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on Cornyn amendment #775, as modified

4:35pm: The Senate began a roll call vote on the Cornyn amendment #775, as modified (Fast and Furious Operation). Agreed To: 99-0

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00167

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 775: Cornyn S.Amdt.775, As Modified; To prohibit funding for Operation Fast and Furious or similar “gun walking” programs.Result: Agreed to (99-0, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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2 Roll Call Votes at 4:35pm; Additional Amendments to be made Pending

The Cornyn amendment #775 was modified with changes at the desk. At approximately 4:35pm, there will be up to 4 roll call votes in relation to the following amendments to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation Appropriations bill: Cornyn amendment #775, as modified (Operation Fast and Furious) McCain amendment #740 (eliminate TAA funding for firms)…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00168

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 740: McCain S.Amdt.740; To eliminate funding for the trade adjustment assistance for firms program.Result: Rejected (44-55, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00167

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 775: Cornyn S.Amdt.775, As Modified; To prohibit funding for Operation Fast and Furious or similar “gun walking” programs.Result: Agreed to (99-0, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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McCain amendments pending to H.R.2112

The Senate has resumed consideration of H.R.2112, Agriculture/CJS/THUD appropriations bill. Senator McCain has offered the following amendments: McCain #739 (Critical surface transportation) McCain #740 (Eliminate funding for TAA for firms program) McCain #741 (Ethanol blender pumps/storage facilities)

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