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Day June 7, 2012

Cloture filed on Hurwitz nomination

Senator Reid filed cloture on the nomination of Executive Calendar #607, the nomination of Andrew Hurwitz, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.   At 4:30pm, Monday, June 11th, there will be up to 60 minutes of debate on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination with the time…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, June 7, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3240, the Farm bill; Invoked: 90-8   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharge the Agriculture committee and passed S.3261, a bill to allow the Chief of the Forest Service to award certain contracts for large air tankers. Passed H.R.5883, to make a technical correction…

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Reid Offers Bipartisan Proposal To Fund Student Loan Bill

Reid Proposes Pair of Bipartisan Ideas, One Modeled After Proposal That Recently Passed Senate 74-22 Reid: Offsets Should Enable Us To Pass Student Loan Bill “Immediately,” Prevent Rates from Doubling on July 1st Washington, D.C. – In a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today offered…

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Reid: Republicans’ Top Priority Is To Defeat President Obama, Not Create Jobs

Despite The Challenges We Face To Improve Our Economy, House Republicans Admit They’re Done Legislating for the Year Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Republican obstructionism and Majority Leader Cantor’s admission that Republicans are done legislating this Congress. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Last…

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No more votes this week

Senator Reid announced on the floor that there will be no further roll call votes today. Senators Stabenow and Roberts are working on an agreement on amendments to the Farm bill and will continue to do so over the weekend. The next vote will occur on Monday at 5:30pm relative to the nomination of Andrew…

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Roll Call Vote on motion to invoke cloture on MTP to S.3240, the Farm bill

10:30am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3240, the Farm bill; Invoked: 90-8

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10:30am Cloture vote on MTP to Farm bill

At 10:30am, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3240, the Farm bill.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, June 7, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am 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.3240, the Farm bill. The time until 10:30am will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.  At 10:30am, there will be a roll call…

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