Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Wrap Up for December 1, 2011

SENATE FLOOR WRAP UP FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011

 

ROLL CALL VOTES

  1. Feinstein amendment #1125 (detainees); Not Agreed To: 45-55
  2. Feinstein amendment #1126 (limitation military authority to detain citizens); Not Agreed To: 45-55
  3. Feinstein amendment #1456 (modification of Feinstein amendment #1126); Agreed To: 99-1
  4. Menendez-Kirk amendment #1414 (Central Bank of Iran sanctions); Agreed To: 100-0
  5. Sessions amendment #1274 (clarification – disposition of detainees by the military); Not Agreed To: 41-59
  6. Passage of S.1867 (DoD Authorization bill, as amended); Passed: 93-7
  7. Motion to proceed to S.1917, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act (Reid; 60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 51-49
  8. Motion to proceed to S.1931, Temporary Tax Holiday and Government Reduction Act (Heller; 60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 20-78

 

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed H.R.2192, the National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act of 2011

Completed the Rule 14 process of S.J.Res.30, Extending the cooling-off period under section 10 of the Railway Labor Act with respect to the dispute referred to in Executive Order No. 13586 of October 6, 2011. (Reid)

Completed the Rule 14 process of S.J.Res.31, Applying certain conditions to the dispute referred to in Executive Order 13586 of October 6, 2011, between the enumerated freight rail carriers, common carriers by rail in interstate commerce, and certain of their employees represented by labor organizations that have not agreed to extend the cooling-off period under section 10 of the Railway Labor Act beyond 12:01 a.m. on December 6, 2011. (Reid)

Completed the Rule 14 process of S.J.Res.32, To provide for the resolution of the outstanding issues in the current railway labor-management dispute. (Enzi)

Completed the Rule 14 process of S.1930, the Earmark Elimination Act of 2011. (Toomey)

Completed the Rule 14 process of S.1931, to provide payroll tax relief, to reduce the Federal Budget deficit and for other purposes (Heller)

Completed the Rule 14 process of S.1932, To require the Secretary of State to act on a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. (Lugar)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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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