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Month April 2012

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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Agreement on S.1925, VAWA

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012. There will now be 1 hour for debate equally divided prior to a series of votes in relation to 3 amendments and passage of the bill. If all time is used, at approximately 3:25pm today, the Senate will…

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Debate only until 2:30pm on S.1925, VAWA

The Senate has resumed consideration of S.1925, VAWA, for debate only until 2:30pm with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

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Guaderrama nomination confirmed by voice vote

The Senate confirmed the nomination of David Campos Guaderrama, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas, by a voice vote.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Costa nomination

12:00 noon The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive nomination of Gregg Costa, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; Confirmed: 97-2

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, April 26, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act with the time until 11:30am for debate only and the time until 11:30am equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first 45 minutes and the Majority…

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Reid Statement On House Republican Student Loan Bill

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the House Republican student loan bill introduced today: “Democrats are opposed to shortchanging an important program that supports crucial efforts to prevent disease and protect against public health emergencies just so Republicans can continue protecting millionaire tax dodgers. The best way to…

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2 judge votes at noon Thursday

At 11:30am tomorrow, Thursday, April 26, the Senate will turn to Executive Session with 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a series of 2 roll call votes on confirmation of the following nominations:   -          Cal. #509 Gregg Jeffrey Costa, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Manchin amendment #2079 (extend moratorium on closings) to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill; Not Agreed To: 43-53 2)      Paul amendment #2028 (alternative methods pilot program); Not Agreed To: 35-64 3)      Paul amendment #2039 (prohibit collective bargaining); Not Agreed To: 23-76 4)      Casey amendment #2042 (delivery time); Not Agreed To: 44-54 5)     …

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Motion to proceed to S.1925, Violence Against Women Act

The Senate has adopted the motion to proceed to S.1925, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, with debate only for the remainder of the night and until 11:30am tomorrow.

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