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Day March 21, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 21, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3606, the Capital Formation/IPO bill; Invoked: 75-22   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.403, to authorize testimony, document production, and legal representation in United States v. Richard F. “Dickie” Scruggs. Discharged the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources from further consideration of H.R.306, Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act,…

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2nd degree filing deadline to Motion to Concur with respect to the STOCK Act

The filing deadline for all 2nd degree amendments to the Reid motion to concur in the House amendment to S.2038, the STOCK Act is 10:30am Thursday.  If your Senator has a germane second degree amendment and would like to preserve his or her ability to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to…

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Up to 7 Roll Call Votes at approximately 12:30pm Thursday

At approximately 12:30pm on Thursday, March 21st, there will be a series of up to 7 roll call votes in relation to the following: Reed amendment #1931 (regarding the definition of “held of record” to the Merkley amendment #1884 to H.R.3606 Merkley amendment #1884, (CROWDFUND Act) as amended, if amended Passage of H.R.3606, as amended,…

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Republican Objection to Judiciary Committee Bills

Senator Durbin asked unanimous consent to pass Calendar #319, S.1945, to permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings. Senator Sessions then objected to the request.   Senator Sessions then asked unanimous consent to pass Calendar #247, S.671, Finding Fugitive Sex Offenders Act, with a committee-reported amendment.   Senator Durbin then asked Senator Sessions to modify…

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Republicans Rejected Opportunity To Create Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs, Chose To Pick Another Fight Instead

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor regarding amendments to the Senate’s small business capital bill. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: There is broad, bipartisan, bicameral support for the legislation the Senate is considering today, H.R.3606 – the IPO bill. This bill passed the House on an…

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Merkley and Reed (RI) amendments pending

The Reed (RI)-Landrieu-Levin amendment #1833 (substitute) and Cantwell amendment #1836 (Export Import Bank Reauthorization fell on a point of order that the amendments were not germane post-cloture. Senator Reid then offered Merkley-Bennet et al amendment #1884 (crowdfunded securities) and Reed (RI) amendment #1931 (relating to the definition of the term “held of record”). Under the…

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Amendments to H.R.3606, the Capital Formation/IPO bill

The following amendments have been considered to H.R.3606, the Capital Formation/IPO bill: Reed-Landrieu-Levin-Brown(OH) amendment #1833 (substitute); fell on a point of order (non-germane) Reid amendment #1834 (date change); fell with amendment #1833 Reid amendment #1835 (date change) to amendment #1834; fell with amendment #1834 Cantwell-Johnson-Graham-Shelby, et al, amendment #1836 (Ex-Im Bank); fell on a point of…

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Roll Call Vote on Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 3606, the IPO bill

10:44am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3606, the IPO bill; Invoked: 76-22

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10:40am Cloture vote on H.R.3606, the IPO bill

Following morning business (approx. 10:40am), the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3606, the IPO bill, and immediately proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill.   Under the previous order, if cloture is invoked time would run as if cloture were invoked at 12:00 noon yesterday.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3606, the Capital Formation/IPO bill. The time from 2:30pm until 3:00pm will be as if in…

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