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Day December 14, 2011

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Passage of S.J.Res.24, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States introduced by Senator Udall (CO): Not Passed: 21-79 2)      Passage of S.J.Res.10, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States introduced by Senator Hatch): Not Passed: 47-53   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.515,…

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Morning Business until 7:30pm

Morning business has been extended until 7:30pm.

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Republican Objection to House Republican Payroll Tax Bill

Senator Boxer asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of H.R.3630, Republican House Tax Relief bill, that there be two hours of debate, equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to a vote on passage of the bill; that no amendments be in order prior to this vote on passage;…

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Morning Business until 5pm

Following the votes, the Senate turned to a period of morning business until 5pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Senator Durbin then asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of H.R.3630, Republican House Tax Relief bill, that there be two hours of debate, equally divided…

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Roll Call Vote on Hatch Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution

11:39am The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.J.Res.210, a Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States introduced by Senator Hatch; Not Passed: 47-53

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Roll Call Vote on Udall (CO) Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution

At 11:09am The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.J.Res.24, a Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States introduced by Senator Udall (CO): Not Passed: 21-79

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What’s Changed In The Last Twelve Hours?

Moments Ago On The Senate Floor Senator McConnell Objected To A Request To Vote On The House GOP’s Bill… BUT THAT ISN’T WHAT HE SAID YESTERDAY AFTERNOON… McConnell: “So I think the first thing we need to find out is whether there are the votes in the Senate to pass what the House has passed.…

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2 Roll Call Votes At Approximately 11:05AM

There will now be 1 hour of morning business (Majority controls the first 30 minutes and the Republicans control the final 30 minutes). Following morning business, there will be 10 minutes for debate prior to a series of 2 roll call votes in relation to the following items:   –          S.J.Res.24, a Joint resolution proposing…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour 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 the following items, en…

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