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Day June 12, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.491, commending the participants in the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad and recognizing the importance of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to the future of the United States. Adopted S.Res.492, designating June 15, 2012, as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day”. Completed the Rule…


Senator Paul objects to the consideration of amendments to Farm bill/Reid offers SNAP and Sugar amendments

Senator Reid asked the following unanimous consent to consider several amendments and a motion to the Farm bill and Senator Paul objected. (See Paul’s remarks on ending aid to Pakistan and Senator Reid’s remarks on the Farm bill below) Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to call up and agree to a Stabenow-Roberts perfecting amendment #2389…


Debate only on the Farm bill until 5:30pm today

The period for debate only on the Farm bill has been extended until 5:30pm today. In the meantime, the managers of the bill are working on an agreement to consider several amendments to the bill.


S.3240, the Farm bill, is pending, debate only until 4pm

The Senate then adopted the motion to proceed to S.3240, the Farm Bill. We will be in a period of debate only until 4pm.


Hurwitz nomination confirmed by voice vote

All post-cloture debate time was yielded back and by voice vote the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #607,  the nomination of Andrew Hurwitz, of AZ, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit.


Request to adopt McCain resolution re: intelligence leaks

Prior to the caucus recess, Senator McCain asked unanimous consent to take up and adopt a resolution regarding the recent intelligence leaks. Senator Wyden objected to the request.


Reid: Cyber Attacks Cost Our Economy Billions Of Dollars And Thousands Of Jobs Every Year

Reid Says Senate Must Act Quickly To Pass Legislation That Will Make Our Nation Safer And Protect American Jobs Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding cyber security and critical infrastructure. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Technology has changed our world. It has changed the…


Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #607, Andrew Hurwitz, of AZ, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit, post-cloture. Following any Leader remarks, the first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling…