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Day May 8, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 8, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act; Not Invoked: 52-45-1 (present)   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.2668, the Brian A. Terry Memorial Act. Passed S.743, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 with committee-reported amendments. Adopted S.Res.447, congratulating the students, parents,…

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Video: Senate Dems, Joined By Students, Call For Passage Of Student Loan Bill

Democratic Senators Jack Reed, Tom Harkin and Sherrod Brown urge Republicans to join Democrats in supporting a bill to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling.  

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Reid Statement On President Obama’s Legislative Priorities For Job Creation

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama laid out a series of legislative priorities to strengthen the nation’s economy and create jobs. “The priorities President Obama outlined today would strengthen our economic recovery and create jobs. Senate Democrats will act on these common-sense, job-creating proposals, and I hope Republicans will…

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Reid Statement On Republican Obstruction Of Bill To Prevent Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would have prevented interest rates on student loans from doubling in July from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. The bill would have been paid for by closing a loophole that allows wealthy individuals to avoid paying employment taxes on…

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Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.2343

12:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012; Not Invoked: 52-45-1 present (Snowe)

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Reid: If Republicans Truly Share Democrats’ Goal Of Keeping Student Loans Affordable, They Will End Needless Filibuster

If Republicans Stop Filibuster, Democrats Will Vote On Their Proposal to Pay for Student Loan Legislation Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding a Republican filibuster of legislation to keep student loan interest rates low, and on the Republican proposal to cut preventive health care. Below are his…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act with the time until 12:00pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling…

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