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Day January 31, 2012

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…


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…


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.…


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…


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,…