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Day April 16, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, April 16, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of the nomination of Stephanie Dawn Thacker, of West Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; Confirmed: 91-3 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2230, the Paying a Fair Share Act; Not Invoked: 51-45 No LEGISLATIVE ITEMS No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Reid Statement On Republicans Blocking The Buffett Rule

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the Paying a Fair Share Act, which would have required taxpayers earning over $1 million a year to pay a 30 percent tax rate. “Today Senate Republicans again put millionaires ahead of the middle class. Currently, most hedge fund managers pay a…

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No further roll call votes

There will be no more roll call votes this evening.

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Roll Call Vote on Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.2230

6:06pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2230, the Paying a Fair Share Act; Not Invoked: 51-45

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of the Thacker nomination

5:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Stephanie Dawn Thacker, of WV, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; Confirmed: 91-3

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Reid: Buffett Rule Would Restore Fairness To Our Tax Code

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the Paying a Fair Share Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: As millions of Americans prepare to file income tax returns, the Senate will consider the basic fairness of our country’s tax system. Today the wealthiest one percent…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, April 16, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2230, the Paying a Fair Share Act. As a reminder to all Senators, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.2230, the Paying a Fair Share Act on Thursday, March 29th. At 4:30pm, the Senate will…

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