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Day February 13, 2012

Senate floor wrap up for Monday, February 13, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit; Invoked: 89-5 LEGISTLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.1162, Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection No EXECUTIVE ITEMS  

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No more votes tonight

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. By consent, time during morning business and any adjournment or recess will count post cloture. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.

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Roll Call Vote on Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Jordan nomination

5:33pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of FL, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit; Invoked: 89-5

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Don’t Shortchange Jobs to Politicize Women’s Health

With 70,000 bridges “structurally deficient,” roads crumbling and highways in need of repair, it’s time for the Senate to pass the bipartisan Surface Transportation jobs bill, sponsored by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.). This legislation would put 2 million hard-working Americans back on the job while at the same time investing in…

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5:30pm vote reminder

At approximately 5:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Adalberto Jordan, of Florida, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

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Republicans Should Share Democrats’ Goal Of Creating Jobs By Rebuilding Our Nation’s Roadways And Railways

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Surface Transportation jobs bill. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: In the 1950’s, America embarked on the largest public works project in its history: a new web of interstate highways. This unprecedented 47,000 miles of highways…

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Republicans Overreach With Sweeping Assault On Women’s Health

Declaring “There Is No Room For Compromise,” Republicans Push For Extreme Measures That Would Let Any Employer – Secular Or Religious – Deny Women Access To Range Of Critical Health Services, Including Mammograms, Sonograms and Contraception Republicans Ignoring Polls Showing Broad Support For Administration Compromise – Including Among Catholic Women New Push Is Just The…

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Republican Opposition To Payroll Tax Cut Threatening Year-Long Extension

TODAY: TWO MORE PROMINENT REPUBLICANS COME OUT AGAINST ANY PAYROLL TAX CUT EXTENSION Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL):  ‘I Have Doubts About The Wisdom’ Of Payroll Tax Cut. [MSNBC, 2/13/12] Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ): ‘We Shouldn’t Be Having a Payroll Tax Cut.’ [The Hill, 2/13/12] THE LIST OF REPUBLICANS WHO PUBLICLY OPPOSE ANY EXTENSION OF THE…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, February 13, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #437, the nomination of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge…

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