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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 31, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.359, commending Alan S. Frumin on his service to the U.S. Senate. Discharged the Judiciary Committee and adopted S.Res.286, recognizing May 16, 2012, as Hereditary Angioedema Awareness Day and expressing the sense of the Senate that more research and treatments are needed for Hereditary Angioedema with an…

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Polls Show GOP’s ‘My Way Or The Highway’ Approach Leading Them To Historic Levels Of Unpopularity

As GOP Continues to Wage Prolonged, Partisan Battles, American People are Turning Away From Republican Party  Republicans Would Do Well to Listen to American People and Work With Democrats to Get Things Done GOP Poll “House Republican Poll Ratings Have Plunged Over The Past Year”:   “Long, drawn-out skirmishes over the debt ceiling, the supercommittee…

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Conrad Statement on CBO January 2012 Budget and Economic Outlook

(Senate Budget Committee release – Sen. Kent Conrad, Chairman) “While CBO’s report shows a lower deficit in 2012, it also demonstrates that we must do much more to put the nation’s long-term budget outlook on a sustainable path. The deficit reduction included in last summer’s Budget Control Act cannot be the end of the story.…

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Reid Remarks On Retirement Of Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin, Welcoming New Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the retirement of Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin. Senator Reid also welcomed new Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, who will be the first woman to serve in the role. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: For a few weeks in…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:30am 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 begin consideration of Calendar #301,…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, January 30, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2038, the STOCK Act; Invoked: 93-2   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.1236, the Border Tunnel Prevention Act. Adopted S.Res.357, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs (January 19, 1862). Adopted S.Res.358, expressing support for the designation of January 28,…

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No more votes today

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.

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Cloture Vote on motion to proceed to S.2038

5:30pm the Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.2038, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act. Invoked: 93-2

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Senate Democrats Urge Support For Legislation Barring Insider Trading By Members Of Congress

The STOCK Act Strengthens Disclosure Laws, Increases Transparency and Ensures that Members of Congress Play By The Same Rules as Everyone Else Legislation Set to Receive Key Vote This Evening in U.S. Senate   Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Jon Tester (D-MT) urged support for the STOCK Act, which…

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Senate GOP Divided Over Whether To Prolong Losing Battle Against Popular Consumer Watchdog

As Lee, Wicker Plan Reprisals, GOP Senators Shun Fight as ‘Not Effective Strategy’, ‘Not Astute Thing To Do’ Top Senate Republicans Worried Potential Boycott of Cordray Hearing Will ‘Reflect Badly On Them’ GOP DIVIDED OVER PLANS BY LEE, WICKER TO CONTINUE BATTLING CORDRAY NOMINATION SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): “The caucus is still divided on what…

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