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Day April 26, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, April 26, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #509, Gregg Jeffrey Costa, of TX, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; Confirmed: 97-2 2)      Klobuchar amendment #2094 (side by side to Cornyn amendment) to the Leahy substitute amendment #2093 to S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Not Agreed To:…

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Agreement on Executive Calendar #508, 568 and 569

At 4:30pm on Monday, May 7, 2012, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following items:   -          Executive Calendar #508 Jacqueline H. Nguyen, of CA, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit -          Executive Calendar #568 Kristine Gerhard Baker, of AR, to be United States District Judge for…

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Reid Statement On Senate Reauthorization Of The Violence Against Women Act

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by a bipartisan vote of 68-31. “More than a third of women in this country have been victims of violence, sexual assault or stalking by a partner. Today’s strong bipartisan vote will give law…

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Cloture filed on motion to proceed to S.2343, The Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012

Following the vote on passage of VAWA (tally), Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.2343, The Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012, and filed cloture on the motion. The cloture vote will occur at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 8th.

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Last Vote of the Week

There will be no further roll call votes this week.

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Roll Call Vote on passage of S.1925, VAWA

4:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012; Passed: 68-31

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Roll Call Vote on Hutchison amendment #2095

4:16pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Hutchison amendment #2095 (substitute). Not Agreed To: 37-62

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Declaraciones De Schumer Sobre Falta De Entusiasmo De President Repubicano De La Camara Por Propuesta Migratoria Del Sen. Rubio

Washington, D.C. – El Senador Charles E. Schumer, Presidente del Subcomité de Inmigración del Senado, hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones después de que el Presidente de la Cámara John Boehner le echara un balde de agua fría a la incipiente propuesta del Senador Marco Rubio para ayudar a los jóvenes inmigrantes: “Los comentarios del Presidente…

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Roll Call Vote on Cornyn amendment #2086

3:56pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Cornyn amendment #2086 (DNA backlog); Not Agreed To: 50-48

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Roll Call Vote on Klobuchar amendment #2094

3:28pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Klobuchar amendment #2094 (DNA Backlog); Not Agreed To: 57-41

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