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Day June 18, 2012

Agreement on S.J.Res.37, EPA mercury and other air toxins rule

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider S.J.Res.37, a joint resolution of disapproving a rule promulgated by the EPA relating to limiting mercury and other toxic air pollution from certain electricity generating units. There will be 2 hours for debate following the votes tomorrow night, two hours Wednesday morning, and a vote on the…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, June 18, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #612, the nomination of Mary Geiger Lewis, of SC, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; Confirmed: 64-27   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Agreed to a Snowe amendment to the preamble of S.Res.488, a resolution commending the efforts of the firefighters and emergency response…

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Agreement on S.3240, the Farm bill

The Senate has locked an agreement to limit amendments and bring the Farm bill to passage. Under the agreement, we will begin voting on amendments at 2:15pm tomorrow. There will be a break in consideration of the amendments to debate and vote in relation to S.J.Res.37, Boiler MACT/EPA, Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. I will…

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No more votes today

There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Lewis nomination

5:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #612, the nomination of Mary Geiger Lewis, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; Confirmed: 64-27

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Reid: Instead Of Complaining, Republicans Should Work With Democrats To Fix Our Broken Immigration System

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding President Obama’s announcement that the Obama Administration would suspend deportation of young people who were brought to America illegally as children. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Astrid Silva is an average 24-year-old. The Las Vegas resident is fascinated…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, June 18, 2012

Convenes: 3:00pm Following the prayer and the pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The Senate will continue to debate S.3240, the Farm bill.  We continue to work on an agreement on amendments to the bill. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #612, the nomination of Mary Geiger…

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