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Month March 2012

Reid Remarks On Miranda Du, An Experienced Litigator Nominated For U.S. District Court, District Of Nevada

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the nomination of Miranda Du to the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Today the Senate will consider the nomination of Miranda Du to the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, in Las…

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Meet The Senate GOP Backers Of The Individual Mandate

Washington Post: ‘The individual insurance mandate … was the brainchild of conservative economists and embraced by some of the nation’s most prominent Republicans for nearly two decades’   HEALTH EQUITY AND ACCESS REFORM TODAY ACT (1993) In 1993, Senate Republicans offered the “Health Equity and Access Today Act” as an alternative to President Clinton’s healthcare…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2230, the Paying A Fair Share Act  with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. As a…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill; Not Invoked: 51-46   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.407, expressing the sense of the Senate that executives of the bankrupt firm MF Global should not be rewarded with bonuses while customer money is still missing. Began the…

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Filing Deadline for 1st Degree Amendments to S.2204

The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act is 11:00am on Wednesday, March 28th.  If your Senator has a germane first degree amendment and would like to preserve his or her ability to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to the cloakroom prior to…

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2 Roll Call Votes at Approximately 6:00pm on Wednesday

At 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 27th, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider the following:   -          Executive Calendar #464, Miranda Du, of NV, to be US District Judge for the District of Nevada and -          Executive Calendar #497, Susie Morgan, of LA, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana…

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Objection to taking up and passing Iran Sanctions bill

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that the Foreign Relations Committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.1905, the Iran Threat Reduction Act, and the Senate proceed to its consideration; that all after the enacting clause be stricken and a substitute amendment, which includes the text of Calendar #320, S.2101, the Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human…

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Objection to taking up and passing S.2191, Pool Lifts

This afternoon, Senator DeMint asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass Legislative Calendar #336, S.2191, a bill to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to prohibit the Attorney General from administering or enforcing certain accessibility regulations relating to pools at public accommodations or provided by public entities. Senator Harkin objected to…

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Cloture not invoked on MTP to Postal Reform/cloture filed on Repeal Oil and Gas Tax Subsidy bill/moved to proceed to Buffet Rule

Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill, was not invoked 51-46. Senator Reid changed his vote to no and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote.   The Senate then resumed consideration of S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies bill. Senator Reid then filled the amendment tree…

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Roll Call Vote on Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1789, Postal Reform

3:45pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill; Not Invoked: 51-46

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