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Day December 1, 2011

Up to 8 (4 expected) Roll Call Votes This Evening

The Senate has reached an agreement to have additional votes regarding the Majority and Republican versions of the payroll tax bills.  Below is order of the remaining votes this evening.  There are 2 minutes prior to each vote and all votes will be 10 minutes in duration.   #1209 Nelson (FL) (Survivor Benefit plan) (expect…

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Roll Call Vote on the Menendez-Kirk amendment

6:54pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Menendez-Kirk amendment #1414 (Iran Sanctions); Agreed to: 100-0

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Roll Call Vote on the Feinstein amendment #1456

6:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Feinstein amendment #1456 (detainees); Agreed to: 99-1

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Roll Call Vote on Feinstein amendment #1126

6:08pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Feinstein amendment #1126; Not Agreed to: 45-55

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6pm votes in relation to DoD Authorization amendments

By unanimous consent at 6pm, all post-cloture debate time on S.1867 will expire. At 6pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on the following amendments:   #1126 Feinstein (limitation military authority to detain citizens); and #1456 Feinstein (modification of Feinstein amendment #1126).   The amendments listed below are still pending and are germane. We anticipate…

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Roll Call Vote on Feinstein #1125

2:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Feinstein amendment #1125 (detainees); Not Agreed To: 45-55

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2:00pm Vote in relation to Feinstein amendment #1125

There will now be up to 30 minutes for debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form on the Feinstein amendment #1125 (applicability requirements for detainees) prior to a vote. Senators should expect a roll call vote at approximately 2pm in relation to the Feinstein amendment #1125.

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Reid: Republican Plan Is A Backdoor Attempt To Protect The Rich While Shortchanging The Middle Class

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Republican plan to pay for a payroll tax extension by killing jobs and attacking the middle class. Below are his remarks as prepared: Yesterday on the Senate floor my friend, the Republican Leader, said he supports an…

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Amendments to S.1867, DoD Authorization

The following amendments to S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act have been considered: Ayotte amendment #1065 (force structure for strategic airlift aircraft) agreed to by unanimous consent Cardin amendment #1188 (expand Operation Hero Miles); agreed to by voice vote McCain amendment #1071 (evolved expendable launch vehicle program); agreed to by unanimous consent Roberts amendment #1086 (Captain…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, December 1, 2011

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am 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 S.1867, the…

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