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Day April 19, 2012

Agreement on s.1789, Postal Reform

The Senate has reached the following agreement on S.1789, the Postal Reform bill.   The cloture motions with respect to the Lieberman-Collins substitute amendment and the bill were vitiated. The motion to recommit was withdrawn. The pending amendments #2013 and #2015 were withdrawn.   The following amendments are the only amendments in order to S.1789…

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Agreement on S.J.Res.36, a joint resolution disapproving a rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation election procedures.

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider S.J.Res.36, a joint resolution disapproving a rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation election procedures.   There will be 4 hours for debate on the joint resolution of disapproval equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The first 2…

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Agreement on Wimes nomination

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider Executive Calendar #528, the nomination of Brian Wimes, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.   At 5:00pm on Monday, April 23, there will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form prior to a…

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There will be no further roll call votes today.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, April 19, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary committee and passed H.R.1021, the Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act with a Coons amendment. Adopted S.Res.430, recognizing the 75th anniversary of the founding of Ducks Limited. Began the Rule 14 process of S.2327, a bill to prohibit direct foreign assistance to the Government of Egypt until…

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2:15pm cloture vote(s) postponed

As we continue to work on an agreement for a finite list of amendments to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill, the cloture votes on the Lieberman-Collins substitute amendment #2000, as amended and on the underlying bill have been postponed until a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader.…

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The Hill: McConnell Sides With White House With His Vote On Spending Bills

The Hill: “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sided with the White House on Thursday when he voted to advance next year’s budget bills based on last August’s debt-ceiling deal.  His vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee puts the GOP leader on the opposite side of the issue from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and…

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Bipartisan Reforms Will Safeguard 8 Million Jobs That Depend On A Vibrant Postal System

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today on postal reform. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: For more than 200 years, America’s postal system thrived and grew in spite of rapidly-changing technology. The Postal Service survived the invention of the telegraph and the telephone. It expanded despite…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, April 19, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, 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 Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the following 30…

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