Senate Democrats

November 2011
S M T W T F S
« Oct   Dec »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Month November 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act; Invoked: 88-12   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Concurred in the House Message to accompany H.R.394, the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011. Adopted S.Res.341, designating the first full week of December in 2011 as “National Christmas Tree Week” Began the…

More

No further roll call votes today

Following the colloquy between Senators Ayotte, Lieberman, and Graham, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour. Following the morning business, we will resume consideration of the DoD Authorization bill. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.

More

Reid Spokesman Statement On Republican Payroll Tax Cut Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Adam Jentleson, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today. “We are glad Republicans have seen the light and taken up Democrats’ call to pass a middle-class tax cut, just a few days after their leadership indicated they would oppose it. However, Democrats’ proposal would put more money in…

More

GOP: Tax Cuts For Wealthy ‘Never’ Need To Be Offset, But Middle-Class Tax Cuts Do

Shot: “You should never have to offset cost of a deliberate decision to reduce tax rates on Americans” – Senator Jon Kyl, speaking on the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy [Fox News Sunday, 7/11/10]   Chaser: “Boehner backs payroll tax cut extension, but says it must be paid for” [The Hill, 11/30/11]  

More

How It’s Playing: GOP ‘Feels The Heat,’ ‘Set To Self-Destruct’ Over Payroll Tax

Daily Beast: GOP Is Set to Self-Destruct Over Payroll Tax. “Every blessed once in a great while, all artifice is stripped away, rhetoric collapses under the weight of its own absurdity, and we get to see things as they really are. Such will be the case later this week when the Senate tries to vote…

More

Reid: Republicans Should Not Block Tax Cut For Millions Of American Workers And Businesses To Protect Richest Of The Rich

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats’ proposal to cut taxes for 160 million Americans and every U.S. business. Below are his remarks as prepared: Republicans love to talk about taxes. They like them low; we like them high. Or so they would have…

More

Roll Call Vote on Cloture on S.1867

11:15am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1867, National Defense Authorization Act; Invoked: 88-12

More

Cloture Filed on the Motion to Proceed to S.1917

During Wednesday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.1917, a bill to create jobs by providing payroll tax relief for middle class families and businesses and for other purposes. If no agreement is reached, this vote will occur on Friday, December 2nd.

More

Roll Call Vote at 11:00am; 2nd Degree Filing Deadline at 10:30am

At 11:00am today, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act.   The filing deadline for all second degree amendments to S.1867 is 10:30am today.  If your Senator has a germane 2nd degree amendment and would like to preserve his or…

More

Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 10:30am, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1867, the Department…

More