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Day May 21, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, May 21, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #552, Paul J. Watford, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit; Confirmed: 61-34   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.468, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to childhood stroke and recognizing May as “National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. Adopted S.Res.469,…

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Senate passes H.R.1905, Iran Sanctions, as amended

Following the vote, the Senate discharged the Foreign Relations Committee from further consideration of H.R.1905, Iran Threat Reduction Act, and the Senate proceeded to its consideration.   The Johnson(SD)-Shelby substitute amendment #2123, which is the text of Calendar #320, S.2101, the Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act, as reported by the Banking Committee, was…

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No more roll call votes today

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

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Roll Call Vote on Watford nomination

5:27pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #552, the nomination of Paul J. Watford, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Confirmed: 61-34

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Cloture on MTP to S.3187 vitiated

By consent, cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3187, the FDA bill, was vitiated. At 2:15pm tomorrow, Tuesday, May 22, the motion to proceed will be adopted and the Harkin-Enzi substitute amendment will be agreed to and considered original text for the purposes of further amendment. The Majority Leader will then be recognized.  …

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Reid: Republican Obstruction, Infighting Threaten More Bipartisan Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Republican obstruction of Iran sanctions, a student loan bill, the Violence Against Women Act and a bill to reform the FDA. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This week the Senate must complete work on legislation to enact crucial…

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Up to 2 roll call votes at 5:30pm

When the Senate convened, Senator Reid renewed his motion to proceed to S.3187, the FDA bill. By consent, cloture on the Watford nomination was vitiated. Under the previous order, at 4:30pm there will be one hour for debate and the Senate will then vote on confirmation of the nomination. At 5:30pm today the Senate will…

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Reid Statement On Chairman Dr. Gregory Jaczko

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: “I thank Dr. Jaczko for his service as Commissioner and later Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He dedicated his tenure to improving the safety of nuclear energy, and his leadership during the Fukushima nuclear crisis protected millions of Americans. His work toward…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, May 21, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.  It is his intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Legislative Calendar #400, S.3187, the FDA user fees legislation. At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #552, the nomination of Paul J. Watford,…

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