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Day January 23, 2012

A New Year, a New Tone

As the Senate convened for the first time in 2012, Nevada Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) took to the floor calling on Democrats and Republicans to set a new congressional collegial tone: “Every matter that Congress takes up shouldn’t be a fight.” Gridlock and obstructionism must be a marker of the past. With the new year…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, January 23, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of John M. Gerrard, of NE, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska; Confirmed: 74-16   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and passed H.R.3237, the SOAR Technical Corrections Act. Passed S.1134, the St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act with a…

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Roll Call Vote on Gerrard Nomination

5:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of John Gerrard, of NE, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska

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Cloture on MTP to S.968 vitiated; Roll Call Vote at 5:30pm

By unanimous consent, the cloture motion with respect to the motion to proceed to S.968, Protect IP Act, was vitiated. As a reminder, at 5:30pm today, Monday, January 23 the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of John Gerard, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for…

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Republicans And Democrats Must Seek Common Ground To Improve Economy, Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding economic growth. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I was saddened to hear that Senator Mark Kirk suffered a stroke over the weekend. He had surgery this morning, and doctors say he will recover. Senator Kirk is…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, January 23, 2012

Convenes: 2pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #438, John M. Gerrard, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the District…

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