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Day June 14, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, June 14, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #501, the nomination of Mari Carmen, Aponte, of the District of Columbia, to the Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, upon reconsideration; Invoked: 62-37   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted H.Con.Res.128: a concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center…

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5:30pm Monday Roll Call Vote on Lewis nomination

At 5:00pm on Monday, June 18th, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #612, the nomination of Mary Geiger Lewis, of SC, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina with up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or…

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Reid Statement On The Confirmation Of Mari Carmen Aponte

Washington, D.C.–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador by voice vote. “I am pleased that the Senate confirmed Mari Carmen Aponte to be Ambassador to El Salvador. Ambassador Aponte was an exemplary nominee of whom all Americans can feel proud,…

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Aponte nomination confirmed by Voice Vote; No Further Roll Call Votes today

Cloture was invoked on Executive Calendar #501, the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, upon reconsideration, by a vote of 62-37.  The Senate subsequently confirmed the Aponte nomination by voice vote.   There will be no further roll call votes today.  Senators…

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Objection to S.3268, the Pilots’ Rights Act

During Thursday’s session, Senator Inhofe asked unanimous consent to pass S.3268, the Pilot’s Rights Act.  Senators Rockefeller and Hutchison objected to Senator Inhofe’s request.  The unofficial transcript of their remarks is below.   13:01:39 NSP} (MR. INHOFE) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT } MR. INHOFE: MADAM PRESIDENT, IN A MOMENT I WANT TO PUT A…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Aponte nomination, upon reconsideration

12:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #501, the nomination of Mari Carmen, Aponte, of the District of Columbia, to the Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador; Invoked: 62-37

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12:30pm Cloture vote on Aponte nomination, upon reconsideration

The Senate has reached an agreement to reconsider the failed cloture vote on the nomination of Executive Calendar #501, the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador.   At 12:00pm, there will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, June 14, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. Following any Leader remarks, the next hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. We continue to work on an agreement on amendments…

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