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Day December 8, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, December 8, 2011

WRAP UP FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011 ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Richard Cordray, of OH, to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Not Invoked: 53-41-1(present) 2)      Reid motion to proceed to S.1944, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011; Not Agreed to: 50-48 (60-vote…

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Cloture Filed on Eisen and Aponte Nominations

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the following nominations, in the following order: #360 Norman L. Eisen – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Czech Republic #501 Mari Carmen Aponte – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America…

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Reid Statement On Payroll Tax Cut Votes And House Republican Plan

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted against giving a tax cut to middle-class families and asking millionaires to pay their fair share: “Republicans showed yet again that they are more interested in passing tax cuts for millionaires than tax cuts for the middle class. Senate Republicans…

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Last vote of the week

Following the vote on the McConnell motion to proceed to S.1931, there will be no further roll call votes this week.

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Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Proceed to S.1931

3:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the McConnell motion to proceed to S.1931, Temporary Tax Holiday and Government Reduction Act; Not Agreed to: 22-76 (60-vote threshold)

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Roll Call Vote on Motion to Proceed to S.1944

2:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Reid motion to proceed to S.1944, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011; Not Agreed to: 50-48 (60-vote threshold)

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Pay Roll Tax Cut votes at 2:30pm today

By unanimous consent, at 2:30pm today there will be 2 roll call votes in relation to the following motions: –         Reid motion to proceed to S.1944, Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011 (Casey) –         McConnell motion to proceed to S.1931, Temporary Tax Holiday and Government Reduction Act (Heller) Each motion is subject to a…

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Reid Statement On Republican Obstruction Of Richard Cordray

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the confirmation of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “This was not a vote against Mr. Cordray. Today, Republicans voted against Main Street just to protect Wall Street. Republicans blocked an eminently qualified nominee to lead an agency charged with…

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Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Cordray Nomination

10:30am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Not Invoked: 53-45, 1 voting present

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Cloture Vote on Cordray Nomination at 10:30am

At approximately 10:30am today, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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