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Day April 17, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill; Invoked: 74-22 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.420, designating April 5, 2012, as “Gold Star Wives Day”. Adopted S.Res.421, designating April 20 through 22, 2012 as “Global Youth Service Day”. Adopted S.Res.422, commending and congratulating the University of…

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First Degree Filing Deadline 1:00pm Wednesday

The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the Lieberman-Collins substitute amendment #2000, as modified and to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill is 1:00pm on Wednesday.  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…

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Reid Statement On Equal Pay Day

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement on Equal Pay Day, which marks the day to which the average woman has to work to earn what the average man earned last year: “Equal Pay Day is a reminder that our nation’s gender pay gap is still a reality that holds back women professionally…

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Motion to proceed to S.1789 adopted; Objection to relevant amendments; Motion to proceed to S.1925

By unanimous consent, the motion to proceed to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill was agreed to.  Senator Reid then asked consent that only relevant amendments be in order to the bill.  Senator Paul objected to his request.   Senator Reid then withdrew the committee-reported substitute amendment and offered the Lieberman-Collins substitute amendment #2000, filled the…

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Motion to proceed to S.1789, post cloture

The Senate is debating the motion to proceed to S.1789, post cloture.

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Reid: Republicans Allow Millionaires To Keep Gaming The System While Middle Class Picks Up The Tab

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today on Senate Republicans rejecting the Paying a Fair Share Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Yesterday Senate Republicans once again rejected the idea that millionaires and billionaires should contribute their fair share to help this country prosper. Republicans sent…

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

11:15am 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; Invoked: Invoked: 74-22

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 11:00am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will consider the motion to invoke cloture on the…

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