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Day April 18, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged Judiciary and adopted S.Res.406, a resolution commending the achievements and recognizing the importance of the Alliance to Save Energy on the 35th anniversary of the incorporation of the Alliance. Adopted S.Res.425, designating April 23, 2012, as “National Adopt a Library Day”. Adopted S.Res.426, congratulating the Lady Bears of…


2nd Degree Filing Deadline 11:00am Thursday

The filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments to the Lieberman-Collins substitute amendment #2000, as modified and to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill is 11:00am on Thursday. If your Senator has a germane 2nd degree amendment and would like to preserve his or her ability to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to…


Roll call vote at 2:15pm Thursday

At 2:15pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Lieberman-Collins substitute amendment #2000, as modified.  If cloture is not invoked, there will be a 2nd roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1789, the Postal Reform bill. We continue to work on an agreement…


Video: Top Reasons To Support The Violence Against Women Act

Women senators began calling today for the reauthorization of The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The law, which started in 1994, supports domestic violence protection programs for victims of all ages and backgrounds.  Funding for such programs is running low. Senators Dianne Feinstein, Patty Murray and Jeanne Shaheen stressed that regardless of party affiliation, senators…


Reid: Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill Protects Jobs, Rural Post Offices By Modernizing An Institution That Has Served America For More Than 200 Years

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today on postal reform. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Enshrined in the Constitution by the Founders, the U.S. Postal Service has delivered this nation’s letters since the day of quill and ink well. Through the years when stamps cost a…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. As a…