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Day May 15, 2012

Reid Statement On Judicial Ruling Against Union Election Rules

WASHINGTON –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after a district court overturned a rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board, which gives employees the same bargaining tools that CEOs possess. The court overturned the rule because it believed there was not a sufficient quorum after the board’s Republican member, Brian Hayes,…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Lee amendment #2100 (terminate Ex-Im Bank) to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act; Not Agreed To: 12-87 2)      Paul amendment #2101 (debt instruments); Not Agreed To: 9-89 3)      Corker amendment #2102 (private sector financing); Not Agreed To: 36-62 4)      Vitter amendment #2103 (energy products); Not Agreed To: 37-61 5)      Toomey amendment…

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Coburn objects to passing S.2344, Flood Insurance program

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Legislative Calendar #366, S.2344, an extension of National Flood Insurance program through December 31, 2012. Senator Coburn objected.

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Cloture filed on 2 Federal Reserve nominations

Following passage of Export-Import Bank Reauthorization (78-20), Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.2343 (Student Loans). The Senate then turned to Executive Session and Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:   –       Executive Calendar #646, Jeremy C. Stein, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve…

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Last vote of the day

There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

4:38pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act; Passed: 78-20

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Roll Call Vote on the Toomey Amendment #2104

4:14pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Toomey amendment #2104 (lending authority); Not Agreed to: 35-63

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Roll Call Vote on Vitter amendment #2103

3:54pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Vitter amendment #2103 (energy products); Not Agreed to: 37-61

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Roll Call Vote on Corker amendment #2102

3:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Corker amendment #2102 (private sector financing); Not Agreed To: 36-62

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Roll Call Vote on Paul amendment #2101

3:13pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Paul amendment #2101 (U.S. debt instruments); Not Agreed To: 9-89

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