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Day May 10, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, May 10, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.4967, the Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012. Discharged the Banking Committee and passed S.418, Congressional Gold Medal to Civil Air Patrol. Adopted S.Res.456, commemorating and acknowledging the dedication and sacrifice made by the Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers who have been killed or…


Cloture filed on motion to proceed to H.R.2072, Export Import Bank Reauthorization

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2072, Export Import Bank Reauthorization. Senators should expect the cloture vote to occur Monday evening.


Republicans object to vote on Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

This afternoon Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that the Senate adopt the motion to proceed to H.R.2072, Export Import Bank Reauthorization, and there be 1 hour for debate with no amendments in order prior to vote on passage of the bill. Senator Kyl asked the Leader to modify his request to allow the following 5…


Reid On Department Of Justice Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced it will file a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations and racial profiling. The Department of Justice found reasonable cause to believe that Arpaio’s office has engaged in a pattern…


Reid: Republicans Should Put Aside Ideological Extremism, Cooperate With Democrats To Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank and Senator Richard Lugar’s bipartisan efforts during his time in the U.S. Senate. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: On a strong, bipartisan vote yesterday, the House passed a piece of common-sense, job-creation legislation…


Motion to Proceed to H.R.2072, ExIm Reauthorization

The Senate is now considering the motion to proceed to Calendar #396, H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act.  Senator Reid stated on the floor that he hopes we can pass this bill today.  The unofficial transcript of his remarks is below.     MR. REID: MR. PRESIDENT WE’RE NOW ON THE MOTION TO PROCEED TO…


Senate Schedule for Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Senate will convene at 9:30am on Thursday, May 10, 2012.  Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. During Thursday’s session, it is possible the Senate will consider S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act as well as H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act.