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Day October 19, 2011

Consent agreement to Consider Bryson Nomination

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #410, John Edgar Bryson to be Secretary of Commerce with 4 hours for debate equally divided between Senators Rockefeller and Hutchison or their designees. Upon the use or yielding…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 19, 2011

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed Calendar #125, S.894, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011 Adopted S.Res.299, designating October 2011 as “National Work and Family Month”. Adopted S.Res.300, supporting the goals and ideals of Red Ribbon Week.   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Cloture filed on substitute amendment and H.R.2112

During Wednesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the Inouye substitute amendment #738 and on H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill.

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3 roll call votes at approx 12pm Thursday; 4 roll call votes at approx 2pm

At approximately 12:00pm on Thursday, October 20th, the Senate will conduct up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the following: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #78, the nomination of Heather A. Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget Vitter amendment #769, as modified (drug…

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No further roll call votes; cloture filed on the motions to proceed to S.1723 and S.1726

During Wednesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #204, S.1723, the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act. Senator McConnell then filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #205, S.1726, the Withholding Tax Relief Act. Additionally, Senator Reid announced there will be no…

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Grassley, Menendez, Sessions amendments and Lee motion pending

The following amendments and motion are now pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill: Grassley amendment #860 (DOJ Federal Grants) Menendez amendment #857 (extend loans limits for FHA, VA and others) Lee motion to recommit the bill (FY2011 levels) Sessions amendment #810 (prohibit funds to allow categorical eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance…

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Moran and Bingaman amendments pending

The Moran amendment #815 (Watershed Protection and Flood Protection Act) and the Bingaman amendment #771, as modified with the changes at the desk (funds to investigate trade violations) are now pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill.  

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Ayotte, Crapo and Merkley amendments pending; Vitter amendment modified

The Ayotte amendment #753 (prohibit funds for prosecutions of enemy combatants in Article III Courts), the Crapo amendment #814 (implementation of title VII of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform) and the Merkley amendment #879 (limit appropriations for freight and rail transportation unless products used are manufactured in US) are now pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS…

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Agreement on next amendments in order to HR 2112, Ag/CJS/THUD appropriation bill

The Senate has reached an agreement that the next first degree amendments in order to be called up and made pending to H.R.2112 and the substitute amendment #738 be the following: – Ayotte #753 (prohibit funds for coastal and marine spatial planning); – Crapo #814 (implementation of provisions of title VII of Dodd-Frank Wall Street…

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Senator Paul objects to HELP Committee meeting Today

Senator Harkin asked unanimous consent the HELP Committee be authorized to meet in Executive Session today for the consideration of a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  Senator Paul then objected to Senator Harkin’s request.

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