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Day February 7, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.369, congratulating the New York Giants for winning Super Bowl XLVI. Began the Rule 14 process of S.2079, a bill to extend the pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal employees (Heller).   EXECUTIVE ITEMS Confirmed Calendar #545, Colonel Bradley D. Spacy to Brigadier General in…

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Cloture Filed on the Motion to Proceed to S.1813

During Tuesday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to Calendar #311, S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill.   By unanimous consent, there will be a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1813 at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

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Here We Go Again: GOP Divisions On Payroll Tax Cut Holding Up Year-Long Deal

HOUSE GOP LEADERS ARE FRANTIC TO PORTRAY GOP AS ‘UNITED’  IN FAVOR OF PAYROLL TAX CUT … “Republicans support a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits …”  [Boehner-Cantor Joint Statement, 2/6/12] CNN: “On the latest fight over payroll tax cut, Cantor pushes back on reports House GOP is again divided. ‘We…

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Morning Business extended until 7pm

Morning business has been extended until 7:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the time from 4:00-5:00pm and the Majority controlling the time from 5:00-6:00pm

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Reid: Letting The Housing Market Hit Rock Bottom Is The Wrong Approach

It’s Time to Give Homeowners in Every State the Tools to Hold Onto Their Homes Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the foreclosure crisis. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: In this country, owning a house means more than a roof over your…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Convenes: 10am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 12:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the second…

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