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Day November 17, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, November 17, 2011

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation Appropriations bill; Adopted: 70-30   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.2059, a bill to protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other…

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Reid Co-Sponsors Bill to Ban Law Enforcement Use of Racial Profiling

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced he is co-sponsoring a bill by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) to ban law enforcement from using racial profiling in Nevada and around the country. The End Racial Profiling Act of 2011(ERPA) is designed to enforce the constitutional right of equal protection under the law by eliminating…

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Roll Call Vote on Adoption of Conference Report to Accompany H.R.2112

6:41pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation Appropriations bill. Adopted: 70-30

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Now Debating the Conference Report to Accompany HR2112; Addtl Amdts pending to S.1867

The Senate is now debating the conference report to accompany H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation Appropriations bill, which includes the continuing resolution momentarily.  There will be up to two hours of debate equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.  However, we expect to yield back some debate time and vote…

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A Polite Reminder for Speaker Boehner

FYI – At a news conference today, Speaker Boehner sought to claim that Democrats had failed to offer a deficit reduction proposal: “There’s been exactly one proposal on the table, in the committee, and that came from the six Republican members,’ Boehner said, dismissing Murray’s counter offer as merely one from members’ ‘individual’ discussions. ‘It…

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Republican Objection to EPA Nomination

During Thursday’s session, Senator Cardin asked unanimous consent that the Senate confirm Executive Calendar #403, Kenneth J. Kopocis, of VA, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.   Senator Barrasso then objected to Senators Cardin’s request.

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Levin amendment pending; Ayotte amendment agreed to

The Levin-McCain amendment #1092 (counterfeit electronic parts) is pending to S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act.  The Ayotte amendment #1065 (force structure for strategic airlift aircraft) was agreed to by unanimous consent.

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DoD Authorization is pending

The Senate is considering S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization bill. Senator McConnell has called up amendment #1084 (Iran Sanctions). By consent, the next amendment offered will be by Senators Levin and McCain and the Levin-McCain amendment will be considered as being the first amendment offered.

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Reid: Rather Than Clinging To Failed, Ideological Proposals, Republicans Should Work With Democrats To Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis showing Democratic jobs proposals would create jobs, while Republican proposals could dampen economic growth. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This week the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed what Democrats have…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, November 17, 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 Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will begin consideration of S.1867,…

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