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Year 2011

Roll Call Vote on Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2055, Omnibus Appropriations

10:44am The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2055, Omnibus Appropriations; Adopted: 67-32

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Roll Call Vote on Adoption of H.Con.Res.94, offsets for emergency funding

10:21am The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of H.Con.Res.94, a correcting resolution to provide offsets for the emergency disaster funding; Not Adopted: 43-56

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CBO Scores Payroll Tax Cut Extension Package

The Congressional Budgetary Office announced this morning that the payroll tax cut extension package that passed in the Senate, by a vote of 89-10, reduces the deficit by approximately $3 billion.  Read the CBO report here.    

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of H.R.3672, Emergency Disaster Funding

10:02am The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of H.R.3672, Emergency Disaster Funding; Passed: 72-27

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Roll Call Vote on the Reid-McConnell substitute amendment to H.R.3630

9:21am The Senate began a roll call vote on the Reid-McConnell substitute amendment #1465 (2-month extension of the payroll tax reduction) to H.R.3630, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act; Agreed to: 89-10

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Series of 4 roll call votes at 9am

At approximately 9am, there will be a series of 4 roll call votes in relation to the following items: -          Reid substitute amendment to H.R.3630, 2 month extension of the payroll tax reduction, doc fix, and unemployment insurance (60-vote threshold);  ((up to 15 minutes for debate)) -          Passage of H.R.3672, emergency disaster funding (60-vote threshold);…

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Statement By Senator Harry Reid

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement. “Democrats have worked tirelessly to prevent a thousand-dollar tax increase on middle-class families, but my Republican colleagues wouldn’t agree to long-term tax relief unless Democrats agreed to cut Medicare benefits for seniors. Tomorrow, the Senate will take up and pass a two-month extension of the middle…

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Schedule for Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Senate will convene at 9am on Saturday, December 17. Following any Leader remarks, there will be a series of 4 roll call votes in relation to the following items: -          Reid substitute amendment to H.R.3630, 2 month extension of the payroll tax reduction, doc fix, and unemployment insurance (60-vote threshold);  ((up to 15 minutes…

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Senate Floor Wrap up for Friday, December 16, 2011

Completed the Rule 14 process of H.R.3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act. Passed S.2009, the Insular Areas Act of 2011 Passed H.J.Res.94, 1 day CR

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Agreement on Payroll Tax and Omnibus Appropriations

The Senate has reached an agreement with respect to the 2 month extension of payroll tax, UI, SGR, and other tax extenders, disaster aid funding, and the Omnibus Appropriations conference report,.   As a result of this agreement, senators should expect a series of up to 4 roll call votes at approximately 9:00am tomorrow in…

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