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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 16, 2011

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the HELP committee and adopted S.Res.302, a resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging the people of the United States…


No Roll Call Votes; Begin Consideration of S.1867, DoD Auth Thursday morning

Following morning business on Thursday, November 16, 2011, the Senate will begin consideration of S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act.  The Senate is now in a period of morning business.  There will be no roll call votes today.   Senator Reid expressed his intention to return to the consideration of H.R.2354, the Energy and…


Grover: Toomey Offer On Revenues ‘Merely A Ploy’

FYI – Grover Norquist let slip what everyone already suspected: the Toomey offer to the Super Committee was “merely a ploy,” and Republicans really aren’t serious about including revenues in any agreement. The Washington Post reported:  “In an interview, Norquist said that Republicans have no intention of raising taxes, and that their decision to show…


CBO: Democratic Jobs Plan Will Work Republican One Won’t

Yesterday, CBO released its evaluation of different approaches to creating jobs and promoting economic growth, illustrated in the chart below.  The CBO concludes that measures that would reduce the cost of hiring (employer payroll tax cut) or put money in the pocket of those who would spend it (unemployment insurance, payroll tax cut, middle class…


Reid: Republicans Should Work With Democrats To Create Jobs, Not Attack Safeguards That Protect American Lives

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Republican-propagated myth of “job-killing regulations.” Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much these days. But we do agree that Congress must do something about this nation’s unemployment crisis. With…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2354,…