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Day December 1, 2011

Reid On Averted Railroad Work Stoppage

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after several railway unions and the National Carrier’s Conference Committee reached an agreement that averted a work stoppage. Senator Reid worked with both sides to help them reach a compromise: “I applaud all the stakeholders who worked to avert a work stoppage that would have hurt…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for December 1, 2011

SENATE FLOOR WRAP UP FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011   ROLL CALL VOTES Feinstein amendment #1125 (detainees); Not Agreed To: 45-55 Feinstein amendment #1126 (limitation military authority to detain citizens); Not Agreed To: 45-55 Feinstein amendment #1456 (modification of Feinstein amendment #1126); Agreed To: 99-1 Menendez-Kirk amendment #1414 (Central Bank of Iran sanctions); Agreed To:…

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Reid Statement On Payroll Tax Cut Votes

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement tonight, after 51 senators – including Republican Senator Susan Collins – voted in favor of Democrats’ payroll tax cut legislation, while twenty-six Senate Republicans voted against their own alternative: “Republicans proved tonight they are more interested in tax cuts for millionaires than tax cuts…

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Cloture filed on Halligan nomination

This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on the nomination of Caitlin Joan Halligan, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia. By unanimous consent, at 11am on Tuesday, December 6, there will be 1 hour for debate prior to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Halligan nomination.

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Roll Call Vote on McConnell motion to proceed to S.1931, Payroll Tax

8:45pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the McConnell motion to proceed to S.1931, the Temporary Tax Holiday and Government Reduction Act; Not Agreed To: 20-78

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Reid Statement On Passage Of Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after the Senate approved the Defense Authorization Act of 2012 by a vote of 93-7. “Tonight the Senate voted overwhelmingly to support our men and women in uniform, including the more than 1,100 Nevadans serving overseas, as they continue to put their lives on the…

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Roll Call Vote on Reid motion to proceed to S.1917, the Middle Class Tax Cut of 2011

8:27pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Reid motion to proceed to S.1917, the Middle Class Tax Cut of 2011; Not Agreed To: 51-49

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act, as amended

8:02pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act, as amended; Passed: 93-7

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Reid Statement On New Sanctions Against Iran

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today released the following statement on the Menendez-Kirk amendment that would impose new sanctions on Iran as part of the National Defense Authorization Act: “I applaud the passage of this bipartisan amendment that will hold accountable international banks that work with the Central Bank of Iran. Iran’s actions are…

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Roll Call Vote on the Sessions amendment

7:24pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Sessions amendment #1274; Not Agreed to: 41-59

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