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Month May 2012

Roll Call Vote on Harkin table the Paul amendment #2143

1:58pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Harkin motion to table Paul amendment #2143; Tabled: 78-15

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Series of up to 8 roll call votes at 1:55pm

- Paul amendment #2143 (supplements); – McCain amendment #2107 (reimportation) (60-vote threshold); – Sanders amendment #2109 (criminal fraud/exclusivity) (60-vote threshold); – Durbin amendment #2127 (dietary supplements); – Burr amendment #2130 (Congress – user fee negotiations); – Passage of S.3187, as amended –up to 10 minutes for debate– -          McConnell, or his designee, amendment, which is…

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2 Roll Call Votes at 12:05pm

There will be 2 roll call votes at 12:05pm in relation to the following amendments to S.3187, the FDA bill:   -          Bingaman amendment #2111; -          Murkowski amendment #2108; and

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Roll Call Vote on the Murkowski amendment #2108

12:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Murkowski amendment #2108 (genetically engineered salmon) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed to: 46-50

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Roll Call Vote on the Bingaman amendment #2111

12:08pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Bingaman amendment #2111 (generic filings) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed to: 28-67

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Votes in relation to S.3187, the FDA bill, as early as 12:15pm

There is a strong effort have 2 votes at 12:15pm, break for the DPCC lunch and then resume voting at 2:00pm. We hope to vote in relation to Bingaman amendment #2111 and Murkowski amendment #2108 before lunch.   The following amendments were agreed to by consent:   -          Leahy amendment #2142, as modified; -          Portman…

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Amendments to S.3187, the FDA user fees bill

The following amendments have been considered to S.3187, the FDA user fees bill: Harkin-Enzi amendment #2122 (substitute); agreed to by unanimous consent Cardin amendment #2125 (health benefits/risks); agreed to by unanimous consent Cardin amendment #2141 (FDA report-small business); agreed to by unanimous consent Grassley amendment #2121 (whistleblower protections III); agreed to by unanimous consent Grassley…

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Reid: Republicans Deny War On Women, Then Oppose Legislation To Help Women Achieve Equal Pay For Equal Work

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan efforts to pass the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act and a temporary renewal of the flood insurance program. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I was pleased yesterday to reach an agreement with the…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, May 24, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of S.3187, the FDA user fees legislation. The amendments below are the only remaining amendments in order to the bill.  At 2:00pm, all debate time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote in relation to the amendments listed below and on…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, May 23, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Banking committee and passed S.2367, a bill to strike the word “lunatic” from Federal law, and for other purposes. Passed H.R.4097, the John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2012. Completed the Rule 14 process of S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act. (Mikulski and others) Completed the…

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