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Month February 2012

Senate Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WRAP UP FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 No ROLL CALL VOTES  LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.382, designating March 2, 2012, as “Read Across America Day”. Adopted S.Res.383, designating February 29, 2012, as “Rare Disease Day”.

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Top Republicans Blast Senate GOP Bid To Restrict Contraception

Party Divisions Sparked By Blunt Amendment That Would Ban Contraceptive Coverage For Any Woman Whose Boss Has Personal Objection Snowe: ‘Much Broader Than I Could Support’ … Murkowksi: ‘Don’t Know Where We Are Going With This Issue’ Sen. Olympia Snowe: “With Respect To The Blunt Amendment, It’s Much Broader Than I Could Support.” [MSNBC, 2/29/12]…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1813,…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 28, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.381, authorizing the taking of the official photograph of the Senate in the 112th Congress on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 2:15pm in the Chamber of the U.S. Senate. Completed the Rule 14 process of H.R.1173, an act to repeal the CLASS program.   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Blunt amendment pending to S.1813

The Senate has resumed consideration of S.1813, the Surface Infrastructure bill. The Senate has reached an agreement that it be in order for the Blunt amendment #1520 (contraception) to be called up. Further, at a time to be determined on Thursday, March 1, the Senate will proceed to a vote in relation to the Blunt…

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Extreme Blunt Amendment Could Put At Risk Preventive Care For Over 20M Women – Including Access To Contraception, Mammograms And Prenatal Screenings

An Estimated 20.4 Million Women Are Currently Benefiting From Preventive Health Services Guaranteed Under Affordable Care Act Blunt Amendment Is So Far Reaching It Would Allow Any Corporation or Health Plan to Deny Women and Their Families Access to These Services For Virtually Any Reason Amendment Set to Receive Senate Vote As Early As This…

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Reid: Senate Will Move Forward With Small Business Jobs Bill

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor outlining Senate plans to move forward with legislation to spur job creation among America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Last night a bipartisan group of senators, led by Senator Pryor and Senator Alexander,…

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Senate Floor Schedule for February 28, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 12:30pm. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. The Senate may resume consideration of S.1813, the Surface Infrastructure bill, during Tuesday’s session.

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Wrap up for Monday, February 27, 2012

WRAP UP FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012 ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Calendar #409, the nomination of Margo Kitsy Brodie, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York; Confirmed: 86-2 No LEGISLATIVE ITEMS No EXECUTIVE ITEMS  Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.1173, CLASS Act, to…

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Roll Call Vote on Brodie nomination

5:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Margo Brodie, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York; Confirmed: 86-2

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