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Day June 5, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act; Not Invoked: 52-47   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.2061, to provide for an exchange of land between the Department of Homeland Security and the South Carolina State Ports Authority with committee-reported amendments. Adopted S.Res.477, a resolution calling…


How It’s Playing: GOP Filibusters Paycheck Fairness Act

Associated Press – Senate GOP Blocks Democrats’ Equal Pay Bill – Senate Republicans have blocked a bill that calls for equal pay in the workplace. As expected, the vote Tuesday fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation. President Obama and his Democratic allies argue that the legislation is needed to protect…


Reid Statement On Republican Filibuster Of Pay Equity Bill

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans unanimously blocked a bill that would have helped close the wage gap for women: “As their unanimous vote to deny women pay equality shows, Republicans want to stick their heads in the sand and ignore the reality that American women experience in the…


Cloture filed on motion to proceed to S.3240, the Farm bill

The cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the Paycheck Fairness bill, S.3220, failed 52-47. Senator Reid then made a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote at a later time.   Senator Reid also moved to proceed to S.3240, a bill to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2017 (the Farm bill), and filed cloture…


Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.3220

2:28pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act; Not Invoked: 52-47


GOP Gets Tongue Tied Trying To Defend Opposition To Equal Pay For Women

Top Republican Mocked For Flailing Answer On ‘Morning Joe’; MSNBC Host: ‘Aw, Come On … You Got Nothin’!’ Washington Times: With No Good Arguments To Make, ‘Republicans Have Been Mostly Silent’ FORMER GOP CHAIRMAN GETS TONGUE TIED, MOCKED OVER OPPOSITION TO PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT. Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe: “Michael Steele, it’s about…


Reid: Democrats Stand For Equality For Every Working Woman, Republicans Stand For Obstructionism

Nine Out of 10 Americans – Including 81 Percent of Men and 77 Percent of Republicans – Support Pay Equity Legislation Senate Republicans Oppose Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the Paycheck Fairness Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Most Americans believe if they…


2:30pm cloture vote on motion to proceed to S.3220, Paycheck Fairness Act

At 2:30pm the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the proceed to S.3220, Paycheck Fairness Act.


Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.  It is his intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act. Following the remarks of the Majority Leader and the Republican Leader, the time until 12:30pm will be equally divided between the two sides with…