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Day February 2, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, February 2, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Paul amendment #1484 (non-trading certification); Not Agreed To: 37-61 2)      Paul amendment #1487 (prohibits executive staff rule-making)(60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 48-51 3)      Lieberman amendment #1511 (extends STOCK Act to senior level executive branch employees); Agreed To: 81-18 4)      Shelby amendment #1491, as modified (extends STOCK Act to senior level executive…

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Reid Statement on the STOCK Act

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved 96-3 the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act: “This bipartisan legislation will ensure that members of Congress will be prosecuted if they abuse the public trust to gain financial advantage. Elected officials should play by the same rules as everyone else,…

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of S.2038, as amended

5:42pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.2038, as amended (STOCK Act); Passed: 96-3

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Roll Call Vote on the Brown (OH) amendment #1481, as modified

5:23pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Brown (OH) amendment #1481, as modified (divestiture); Not Agreed to: 26-73

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Roll Call Vote on the Grassley amendment #1493

5:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Grassley amendment #1493  (political intelligence disclosure); Agreed to: 60-39

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Amendments to S.2038, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act

The following amendments to S.2038, the STOCK Act have been considered: Brown (OH) #1478 (10 day filing); Withdrawn Thune #1477 (SEC/solicitation); Withdrawn Coburn #1474 (legislation posted online 72 hours prior to a vote); Withdrawn Coburn #1476 (substitute – Member certification); Withdrawn Paul #1490 (Member forfeiture Federal retirement benefits if he/she becomes a lobbyist); Withdrawn Tester…

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Roll Call Vote on the DeMint amendment #1488

4:41pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the DeMint amendment #1488 (term limits); Not Agreed To: 24-75

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Roll Call Vote on the Coburn amendment #1473

4:22pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Coburn amendment #1473 (duplicative/overlapping programs); Not Agreed to: 60-39 (2/3rds threshold)

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Roll Call Vote on the Inhofe amendment #1500

3:58pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Inhofe amendment #1500 (prohibit unauthorized earmarks); Not Agreed to: 26-73

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Roll Call Vote on the Toomey-McCaskill amendment #1472

3:39pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Toomey-McCaskill amendment #1472 (earmark prohibition); Not Agreed to: 40-59

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