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Day November 1, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, November 1, 2011

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.308, designating November 27, 2011 as “Drive Safer Sunday”. EXECUTIVE ITEMS Confirmed the following:   EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES   #412 Patricia M. Loui – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2015  …

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Cloture Filed on the Motion to Proceed to S.1769

During Tuesday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.1769, the Rebuild America Jobs Act. Unless an agreement is reached, this vote will occur Thursday morning.

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New Bill in the Senate Would Create Jobs, Make Our Roads Safer

Nevada Senator Harry Reid has introduced a bil that would repair our national infrastructure and put construction workers back on the job. Senators Amy Klobuchar (MN), Joe Manchin (WV), Barbara Boxer (CA), Chris Coons (DE), Bill Nelson (FL), Richard Blumenthal (CN), Diane Feinstein (CA), Carl Levin (MI), Robert Menendez (NJ) and Sherrod Brown (OH) are…

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2012 Senate Schedule

  2012 Calendar – 112th Congress, Second Session Convene – January 23, 2012 (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday January 16) 4 weeks February 20 – 24 State Work Period (Presidents’ Day February 20) 5 weeks March 5- NO VOTE (Monday) March 12 – NO VOTE (Monday) March 19 – NO VOTE (Monday) April 2 –…

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Recess from 3:30-4:30pm

The Senate will recess from 3:30-4:30pm for a members only briefing on national security issues.

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Morning Business until 4:30pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 4:30pm.

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Amendments to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation Approps bills

The following amendments have been considered  to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill: Cornyn amendment #775, as modified (Operation Fast and Furious); Agreed to: 99-0 McCain amendment #740 (eliminate TAA funding for firms); Not Agreed to: 44-55 Collins amendment #804 (vegetables in school meal programs); Agreed to by Voice Vote McCain amendment #739…

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of HR 2112

12:00 noon The Senate began a Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.2112, as amended (Agriculture/Commerce, Justice, Science/Transportation-HUD) Passed: 69-30

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00194

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.2112 as Amended; An act making consolidated appropriations for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (69-30, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Roll Call Vote on Lee motion to recommit

11:45am The Senate began a Roll Call Vote on the Lee motion to recommit (FY11 levels) Not Agreed To: 39-60

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