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Day May 14, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, May 14, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #571, the nomination of John J. Tharp, of IL, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District; Confirmed: 86-1 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.5652,  Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012. (Republican request)   EXECUTIVE ITEMS Confirmed Executive Calendar #570, the nomination…


Agreement on the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization bill

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider H.R.2072, Export-Import Bank Reauthorization. As a result, we were able to vitiate tonight’s cloture vote. The first judge in the series, George Levi Russell (Maryland) was confirmed by voice vote. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of the Tharp nomination (Illinois).   The agreement on Ex-Im…


Roll Call Vote on confirmation of the Tharp nomination

5:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of John J. Tharp, of IL, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; Confirmed: 86-1


Reid: Republicans Should Drop Filibuster, Join Democrats To Reauthorize The Export-Important Bank Without Delay

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the Republican filibuster of reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: There was a time when legislation that would reduce the deficit and support hundreds of thousands of jobs would fly through the Senate with…


3 Roll Call Votes at 5:30pm

At approximately 5:30pm today, there will be up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the following items:   –          Confirmation of Executive Calendar # 570 George Levi Russell, III, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland; –          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #571 John Tharp, Jr., of Illinois, to…


Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, May 14, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It is the Majority Leader’s intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act on Monday. As a reminder to all Senators, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to H.R.2072 during Friday’s session.…