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Day November 28, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, November 28, 2011

ROLL CALL VOTES: 1) Nomination of Christopher Droney, of CT, to be US Circuit Judge for the 2nd Circuit; Confirmed: 88-0 LEGISLATIVE ACTION The Senate began the Rule 14 process on S.1917, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011 (Casey) No EXECUTIVE ACTION  


Iran Sanctions amendments/Leahy amendment (National Guard)

By unanimous consent, the McConnell for Kirk amendment #1084 (Iran Sanctions) and the Menendez amendment #1292 (Iran Sanctions) were withdrawn and the Menendez-Kirk amendment #1414 (Iran Sanctions) was called up. Further, notwithstanding cloture being invoked, if invoked, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, and prior…


Reid to Republicans: Don’t Let Tax Hike Hit Middle Class

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced this afternoon that the Senate will take up a bill, drafted by Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.), to put money back in the pockets of workers and small businesses by extending and expanding the payroll tax cut.  If the bill passes, one hundred million families would keep an average of $1,500…


Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of Droney nomination

5:33pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Christopher Droney, of CT, to be US Circuit Judge for the 2nd Circuit; Confirmed: 88-0


Senate Democrats Announce Plan To Vote On Casey Bill To Stop Huge Tax Hike From Hitting Middle Class

Unless Congress Acts, Payroll Tax Cut Worth $1K For Working Families Is Set To Expire At End Of December Democrats’ Legislation Would Extend Tax Break For Workers, and Also Expand It To Include Employers; Vote Expected Later This Week Leading GOP Lawmakers, After Demanding Massive Tax Cuts For Wealthy in Debt Reduction Talks, Are Suddenly…


Reid: Republicans Should Join Democrats To Cut Taxes For Middle-Class Families Instead Of Millionaires And Billionaires

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the payroll tax legislation. Below are his remarks as prepared: I trust you had a safe and happy holiday. And I hope everyone is well rested, because we have a difficult work period ahead of us. We have…


S.1867, Department of Defense Authorization

Following Leader remarks this afternoon, Senator Reid filed cloture on S.1867, Department of Defense Authorization. The Senate is now considering the DoD Authorization bill for debate only until 5:00pm. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Christopher Droney, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the…


Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, November 28, 2011 (and pro formas)

The Senate will convene at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted and at 10:30am on Friday, November 25, 2011 for a pro forma session, with no business conducted. The Senate will convene at 1:00pm on Monday, November 28, 2011.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate…