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Year 2011

Recess Subject to the Call of the Chair

The Senate is now in recess subject to the call of the Chair.  When the Senate reconvenes, another message will be sent.

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Reid On DOJ’s Findings Of Civil Rights Violations By Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Department

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division issued a report outlining a series of systematic civil rights violations by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona. The department is headed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio: “I commend Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez and the Obama administration…

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Morning Business Extended until 5:00pm

Morning business has been extended until 5:00pm.  This morning, Senator Reid announced Senators should expect roll call votes tomorrow, Saturday, December 17th.  The unofficial transcript of Senators Reid and McConnell’s remarks is below.     10:31:16 NSP} (MR. REID) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT } MR. REID: MR. PRESIDENT, SENATOR McCONNELL AND I HAVE JUST…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Friday, December 16, 2011

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 12:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling the next…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, December 15, 2011

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Adoption of the Conference Report to accompany H.R.1540, the Department of Defense Authorization Act; Adopted: 86-13 2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #337, the nomination of Morgan Christen, of Alaska, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Confirmed: 95-3   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted H.Con.Res.92, a concurrent resolution to correct…

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Cloture Filed on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.3630

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the Reid motion to proceed to H.R.3630, the House Republican Payroll Tax bill.  Unless an agreement is reached, this vote will occur Saturday morning.

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No Further Roll Call Votes

There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session.  The Senate is now in a period of morning business until 7:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Reid Statement On The Passage Of The National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act on a strong bi-partisan vote. “The Defense Authorization Act will give our service members the tools and resources they need to protect our nation overseas and to protect themselves as they work in some of the planet’s…

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Roll Call Vote on Christen Nomination

4:32pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Morgan Christen, of AK, to be United States Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit; Confirmed: 95-3

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Roll Call Vote on Adoption of Conference Report to Accompany H.R.1540

4:05pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of the Conference Report to accompany H.R.1540, the Department of Defense Authorization Act; Adopted: 86-13

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