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Month February 2012

Cloture filed on Banking/Finance/Commerce titles amendment to Infrastructure bill and Furman nomination

At 3pm today, the Senate resumed consideration of S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill, and Senator Reid withdrew Reid amendment #1515 (Banking title). He then offered amendment #1633, which adds the Banking/Finance/Commerce, as reported by the Commerce committee, titles). He then filled the amendment tree with date changes.   Senator Reid filed cloture on the Reid…

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Morning Business until 3:00pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 3:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of the Jordan Nomination

12:02pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of FL, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit; Confirmed: 94-5

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 12:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leader or their designees with Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the second 30…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 14, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.373, recognizing February 14, 2012 as the Centennial of the State of Arizona. Adopted S.Res.374, supporting the mission and goals of 2012 National Crime Victims Rights Week. Adopted S.Res.375, celebrating the bicentennial of the City of Columbus, the capital city of the State of Ohio. Began the…

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Senator Paul Objects to Confirming DOE nominations

During Tuesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Bingaman asked unanimous consent to confirm the following Department of Energy nominations:   -          Calendar #493, Charles DeWitt McConnell to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy) -          Calendar #494, David T. Danielson to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) -          Calendar…

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Rebuilding America’s Roads And Transit Infrastructure Will Create Jobs And Fuel Our Economic Recovery

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: A few potholes on the drive to work may be an inconvenience. But for companies that ship $10 trillion worth of goods across the country each…

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Schedule for Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration…

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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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