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Day March 29, 2012

McConnell objects to consideration of Murphy nomination

This evening Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate consider Executive Calendar #231, the nomination of Donna Mary Murphy, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, March 29, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act; Not Invoked: 51-47   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.4281, the Surface Transportation Extension Act (90-day extension) by voice vote Adopted S.Con.Res.38, to provide for the conditional adjournment of the Senate and House of Representatives over until April 16. Passed…

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Agreement on Thacker nomination

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider Executive Calendar #460, the nomination of Stephanie Dawn Thacker, of West Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. At 4:30pm on Monday, April 16, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the Thacker nomination with 60 minutes for debate equally divided.…

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Cloture filed on motion to proceed to S.2230, Paying a Fair Share Act

This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Legislative Calendar #339, S.2230, the Paying a Fair Share Act. The cloture vote will occur following the 5:30pm judge vote on Monday, April 16.

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No further roll call votes today.

There will be no further roll call votes this week. Senators should expect the next vote on Monday, April 16.

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Senate passes H.R.4281, 90-day extension of Surface Transportation bill

This afternoon Senator Reid asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to vote on passage of H.R.4281, the Surface Transportation Extension Act.   Senators Boxer, Cardin, Whitehouse, and Landrieu reserved their right to object and asked that the request be modified so that an amendment, which is the text of S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill passed…

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GOP Budget Would Cut Billions In Health Benefits For Seniors, Families, And Nursing Home Residents; Would Place Huge Cost Burden On Cash-Strapped States, Pressuring Governors To Raise Taxes

States Would Lose Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Vital Support for the Elderly, Families, and Those in Nursing Homes – Would Be Forced to Dramatically Raise Taxes or Slash Benefits As a Result, 30 Million Americans Could Get Kicked Off Medicaid – Forcing Seniors to Be Denied Critical, Life-Saving Care New State-by-State Analysis of…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on S.2204

11:15am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act; Not Invoked: 51-47

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10:30am filing deadline for second degree amendments re: S.2204

The filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments to S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act is 10:30am today.

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Roll Call Vote at 11:15am on Cloture re: S.2204

At 11:15am, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act.

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