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Day February 17, 2012

Democratic Women Fight Back on GOP Efforts to Politicize Women’s Health

Politics has no place in women’s health. And yet, Republicans are threatening to politicize the importance of preventive health services relied upon by women across the country by calling for a vote on the Blunt Amendment. The legislation would allow employers to deny their employees’ contraception coverage, among other preventive services, merely on the basis…

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Senate Republicans object to confirming nominations on the Executive Calendar

Prior to the adjournment of the Senate, Republicans objected to Senators Reid’s request to confirm the following nominations on the Executive Calendar:   INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND #86 Ben S. Bernanke – United States Alternate Governor of the International Monetary Fund   CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE #258 Phyllis Nichamoff Segal – to be a…

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Schedule for Monday, February 27, 2012 and pro forma

The Senate will meet on the following date and times for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 12:00pm and Friday, February 24, 2012 at 11:00am.   SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, February 27, 2012.  Following any Leader remarks, Senator…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Friday, February 17, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the Reid amendment #1633 (Banking, Finance, & Commerce titles) to S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill; Not Invoked: 54-42 2)      Confirmation of the nomination of Jesse Furman, of NY, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; Confirmed: 62-34 3)      Adoption of…

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Schumer Statement On Senate Approval Of Package To Extend Middle-Class Tax Cut, Jobless Benefits

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement Friday after the Senate approved a bipartisan compromise to extend a middle-class tax cut and jobless benefits: “This shows that even in an election year, this divided Congress can still accomplish something to help boost the economy. Republicans may not have preferred to extend…

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Reid On Extension Of Middle Class Tax Cut, Unemployment Insurance And Seniors’ Access To Their Doctors

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved the payroll tax cut conference report by a vote of 60-36. The compromise also extends unemployment insurance and protects Medicare patients’ ability to see their doctors. “More than 160 million American workers will keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets…

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New Reid amendment offered to the Surface Infrastructure bill

Following the vote on the pay roll tax conference report, the Senate resumed consideration of S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill. Under a previous order, the Reid amendment #1633 and the amendments on the “amendment tree” were withdrawn. Senator Reid then called up Reid amendment #1730, which adds to the bill the Banking title, Finance title,…

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of Pay Roll conference report

11:58am The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.3630, the Tax relief and Job Creation Act

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Roll Call Vote on Furman nomination

11:38am The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Jesse Furman, of New York, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York; Confirmed: 62-34

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Roll Call Vote on motion to invoke cloture on Reid amendment #1633

11:11am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Reid amendment #1633 (adds the Banking, Finance, and Commerce (as reported by Commerce Committee) titles); Not Invoked: 54-42

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