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Month March 2012

3:30pm Cloture vote on motion to proceed to S.1789, Postal Reform

The Senate has reached an agreement that results 1 roll call vote beginning at 3:30pm today. The agreement is as follows:   The time until 3:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 3:30pm, the Senate will adopt the motion to proceed to S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil…

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Reid Remarks On Oil Subsidies, Iran Sanctions

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding legislation to repeal subsidies for big oil companies raking in record profits, and on tightening sanctions against Iran. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Yesterday, the Senate took the first step toward repealing wasteful taxpayer giveaways to oil and…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Convene: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act, post-cloture.  By unanimous…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, March 26, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act; Invoked: 92-4   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of S.2237, the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act. (Reid) Completed the Rule 14 process of H.R.5, Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely…

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No further roll call votes tonight

Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act, was invoked 92-4. There will now be up to 30 hours for debate on the motion, however, we may be able to yield back some of the post cloture time and begin consideration of the bill tomorrow afternoon. There will…

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Roll Call Vote on Cloture on motion to proceed to S.2204

5:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act; Invoked: 92-4

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Roll Call Vote reminder: At least 1 roll call vote at 5:30pm; possibly 2 votes

At 5:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to Legislative Calendar #337, S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Subsidies Act. If cloture is invoked, there will be up to 30 hours for debate prior to a vote on the motion to proceed. (We expect cloture to be…

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Republicans Must Stop Putting The Tea Party Ahead Of America’s Economy

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the transportation jobs bill and legislation to repeal subsidies for big oil companies raking in record profits. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Tens of thousands of bridges and millions of miles of roadways across the country are in…

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Fact Sheet: Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act of 2012

Small businesses are vitally important job creators and engines of economic growth.  Congress can make it easier for small businesses to succeed and strengthen the recovery with real tax relief that lowers the cost of doing business. Senate Democrats have proposed the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act of 2012, which contains common sense…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, March 26, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:30pm. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of Legislative Calendar #337, S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act with the time until 5:30pm equally divided and controlled between the Leaders or their designees. As a reminder to all…

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