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Senate Floor Schedule for Friday, June 29, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The transportation conference report was filed in the House on Thursday evening.  We hope to get consent to consider it Friday morning.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, June 28, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.514, commemorating the victory of Loyola University Maryland in the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse National Championship. Completed the Rule 14 process of S.3342, a bill to improve information security and for other purposes. (McCain and others)   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Status of Surface Transportation conference report

Senator Reid announced on the floor that he expects the Surface Transportation conference report, which includes Student Loan Interest Rate and Flood Insurance provisions, to be filed soon. We should know within the next hour or so if we can finish tonight or come back tomorrow. Another message will be sent as soon as we…

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Senators Leahy, Baucus, and Harkin Comment on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act is a win not only for the millions of Vermonters and other Americans who have long been victimized by a deeply flawed health care system, but for all Americans who will benefit as…

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Senate Democrats Discuss Court Decision On Twitter

Democratic senators have used Twitter to share their reactions to today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. See below for a sampling of senators’ tweets. You can follow all Senate Democrats using this Twitter list. Soon, every man woman & child in America will have access to health insurance they can afford &…

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Schumer Statement In Response To Supreme Court Ruling On Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement Thursday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act: “This decision preserves not only the health care law, but also the Supreme Court’s position as an institution above politics. Just as Speaker Boehner vowed not to spike…

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Reid Floor Statement On Supreme Court Decision To Uphold Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I’m pleased to see the Supreme Court put the rule of law ahead of partisanship, and ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional.…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, June 28, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the second half. The Senate will continue to debate the flood insurance bill on Thursday.…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, June 27, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.511, commending the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes Softball Team for winning the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Softball Championship. Adopted S.Res.512, recognizing the 100th anniversary of Rice University. Began the Rule 14 process of S.3342, a bill to improve information security and for other purposes.…

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Reid: Democrats Are Ready To Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform If Republicans Will Join Us

If Republicans Want to Reform Broken System, They Should Work with Democrats, Not Criticize from the Sidelines Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding comprehensive immigration reform. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Monday’s United State Supreme Court decision to strike most of the unconstitutional Arizona…

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