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Day March 14, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Boxer amendment #1816 (SoS emergency exemptions); Agreed To: 76-20 2)      Motion to Waive the Budget Act with respect to the Paul amendment #1556 (emergency exemptions); Not Agreed To: 42-54 3)      Passage of S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill, as amended; Passed: 74-22   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.396, supporting the goals and ideals…

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2 Roll Call Votes at approximately 2:00pm

At 1:45pm on Thursday, March 15, 2012, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations with 15 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees: Cal. #408, Gina Marie Groh, of West Virginia, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of West…

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Reid Calls On House Republicans To Pass Bipartisan Transportation Jobs Bill

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement today after the Transportation Jobs Bill passed 74-22: “Today, a strong bipartisan majority voted to create or save nearly 3 million jobs rebuilding roads, bridges and railways in Nevada and across the country. This is exactly how Congress should work: Democrats and Republicans…

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Morning Business until 2:00pm

The previous order to proceed to Executive Session at 2pm has been vitiated. The Senate will be in  a period of morning business until 5pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each and the time equally divided.

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Cloture motions on judges vitiated

By consent, the cloture motions on the judges were vitiated. As a result, we will not have any votes at 2:30pm today. Senator Reid intends to turn to H.R.3606, the IPO bill, next.   Cloture was vitiated on the following nominations:   Cal.#408, Gina Marie Groh, of West Virginia; Cal.#441, David Nuffer, of Utah; Cal.#461,…

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of S.1813, the Surface Transportation

12:38pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill; Passed: 74-22

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Roll Call Vote on Paul motion to waive Budget Act re: Paul amendment #1556

12:10pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Paul motion to waive Budget Act with respect to Paul amendment #1556 (environmental waivers); Not Waived: 42-54

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Roll Call Vote on Boxer amendment #1816

11:37am The Senate began a roll call vote on Boxer amendment #1816 (SoS on expedited emergency environmental reviews); Agreed To: 76-20

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Amendments to S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill

The following amendments have been considered to S.1813, the Surface Transportation Act: Johnson-Shelby #1515 (banking title); withdrawn Reid amendment #1633 (Banking, Finance and Commerce titles); withdrawn Reid amendment #1634 (date change); withdrawn Reid motion to commit with instructions (date change); withdrawn Reid amendment #1636 to the motion to commit (date change); withdrawn Reid amendment #1637…

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At least 3 roll call votes at 11:30am–re: Surface Transportation

The Senate is in a period of morning business for 1 hour. Following morning business (approx. 10:36am), we will resume consideration of S.1813, Surface Transportation, with the time until 11:30am equally divided.   The only remaining first degree amendments in order to the transportation bill are the ones listed below. At 11:30am, we expect to…

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