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Day February 9, 2012

Reid Outlines Process For Cybersecurity Legislation, Including “Fair And Open” Amendment Process

In Letter, Reid Tells Chamber CEO That Process Of Developing Legislation Has Been Thorough And Deliberative, Including Extensive Consultation With Leader McConnell Bipartisan, Three-Year, Cross-Committee, Process Has Included Extensive Input From Wide Range of Stakeholders, Including Industry Reid to Donohue: “I Look Forward To Working In Close Cooperation With You To Pass The Senate’s Carefully…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, February 9, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Cathy Ann Bencivengo, of CA, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California; Confirmed: 90-6 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill; Invoked: 85-11   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.371, designating the week of February 6 through…

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Cloture Filed on the Jordan Nomination

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #437, the nomination of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit. By unanimous consent, the cloture vote on the Jordan nomination will occur at approximately 5:30pm on Monday, February 13th.

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Reid Commends Settlement To Provide Relief To Homeowners In Nevada And Across The Country

Washington D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today praised the housing settlement between states, including Nevada, and five banks that will provide relief to homeowners in Nevada and throughout the nation: “Today’s settlement is a welcome step forward in our efforts to help struggling homeowners and hold big banks accountable for their abusive foreclosure practices…

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Motion to proceed to S.1813 agreed to

All post cloture time with respect to S.1813, the infrastructure bill, was yielded back and the motion to proceed was agreed to. By consent, the committee reported amendments were agreed to and the bill as amended will be considered as original text for the purpose of further amendment. Senator Reid then called up Johnson-Shelby amendment…

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With No Agenda, Republicans Resort To Tea Party Pandering

McConnell Says President Obama Leads A Gang of “Liberal Thugs,” While DeMint Decries Compromise Instead of Working To Create Jobs, Republicans Huff and Puff About “Tyranny,” “A Day That Will Live In Infamy,” “Trampling On Our Constitution” When Senator Coburn Says You’re Blowing Issues “Out Of Proportion,” You Know You’ve Gone Too Far REPUBLICANS SPLINTERED,…

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No further roll call votes

There will be no further roll call votes this week.

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Roll Call Vote on Motion to Invoke Cloture on Motion to Proceed to S.1813

2:25pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill; Invoked: 85-11

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Roll Call Vote on Bencivengo nomination

2:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Cathy Ann Bencivengo, of California, to be United States Judge for the Southern District of California; Confirmed: 90-6

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2 roll call votes at 2pm–CA judge and cloture vote

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in 2 roll call votes at 2pm. Per the agreement at 1:30pm today, there will be 30 minutes for debate on the nomination of Cathy Ann Bencivengo, of California, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of California. Upon the use or yielding back of…

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