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Day May 24, 2012

Agreement on Hillman nomination

At 5:00pm on Monday, June 4, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of Timothy S. Hillman, of Massachusetts, to be US District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. There will be up to 30 minutes for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, May 24, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Bingaman amendment #2111 (generic filings) (60-vote threshold) to S.3187, the FDA user fees bill; Not Agreed to: 28-67 2)      Murkowski amendment #2108 (genetically engineered salmon) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed to: 46-50 3)      Harkin motion to table Paul amendment #2143; Tabled: 78-15 4)      McCain amendment #2107 (Reimportation) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To:…

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Republicans object to going to conference on Senate VAWA bill using a revenue bill as the legislative vehicle

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #398, H.R.5652; that all after the enacting clause be stricken and the language of S.1925, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, as passed by the Senate on April 26th by a vote of 68-31, be inserted in lieu thereof; that the…

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Cloture filed on MTP to S.3220, Paycheck Fairness

Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.3220, a bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes., and filed cloture on the motion. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed…

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No more votes today

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

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Senate passes H.R.5740, Flood Insurance Extension

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.R.5740, Flood Insurance extension, as amended by Johnson (SD) substitute.   The Johnson (SD) substitute amendment is a 60-day extension and includes language regarding second homes.

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of S.2343

4:02pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act; Not Passed: 51-43-1(present)

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Roll Call Vote on Alexander amendment #2153 (Student Loans)

3:46pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Alexander amendment #2153 (student loans) to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act; Not Agreed to: 34-62-1 (present)

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Reid Statement On Nomination Of Dr. Allison Macfarlane To Chair The Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today: “I am confident that like her predecessor, Dr. Allison Macfarlane will make preserving the safety and security of American citizens her top priority as Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dr. Macfarlane’s education and experience, in particular her service on the Blue…

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Roll Call Vote on passage of S.3187, the FDA bill

3:15pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.3187, the FDA bill; Passed: 96-1

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