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Senate adopts motion to proceed to Flood Insurance/Reid offers Johnson (SD)-Shelby substitute and Pryor amendment (residual risk)/moves to proceed to Small Business Jobs bill

The Senate has adopted the motion to proceed to S.1940, Flood Insurance, and Senator Reid filled the amendment tree with the Johnson (SD)-Shelby substitute amendment #2468, Pryor amendment #2469 (residual risk), and the rest of the tree with date changes.   Senator Reid then moved to proceed to Calendar #341, S.2237, Small Business Jobs and…

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Reid: Unconstitutional Arizona Law Should Not Be A “Model” For Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s SB 1070. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Today, the Supreme Court correctly struck down the vast majority of the mean-spirited Arizona immigration law. And while I agree with the Court’s decision to…

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5:30pm Cloture vote re: S.3187, FDA SAfety and Innovation Act

At 5:30pm today the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House Amendment to S.3187, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.

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Reid Statement On Arizona Supreme Court Decision

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three out of the four provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law. “The Supreme Court was right to strike down the vast majority of the Arizona law. With three out of the four provisions being struck down, the…

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Schumer Statement In Response To Supreme Court Ruling On Arizona Immigration Law

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), the chairman of the Senate subcommittee on immigration, released the following statement Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s controversial immigration law: “This is as strong a repudiation of the Arizona law as one could expect given that the law has not been implemented…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, June 25, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1940, the Flood Insurance bill, post-cloture. At a time to be determined but prior to 5:30pm on Monday, the motion to proceed to S.1940 will be adopted. As a reminder to all Senators, cloture was filed on…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, June 21, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Boxer amendment #2456 (aerial inspections)(60-vote threshold) to S.3240, the Farm bill; Not Agreed To: 47-48 2)      Johanns amendment #2372 (aerial inspections)(60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 56-43 3)      Toomey amendment #2247 (water notifications)(60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 58-41 4)      Sanders amendment #2310 (genetically engineered food)(60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 26-73 5)      Coburn…

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Agreement to proceed to S.1940, Flood Insurance

By unanimous consent, on Monday, June 25, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, but no later than 5:30pm, the motion to proceed to S.1940 will be agreed to.

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Agreement on Rosenbaum nomination (Southern District of Florida)

At 11:30am on Tuesday, June 26, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #652, the nomination of Robin Rosenbaum, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.  There will be 30 minutes for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. Senators should expect…

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Cloture filed on FDA for 5:30pm Monday cloture vote

Today Senator Reid moved to concur in the House amendment to S.3187, the FDA Safety and Innovation Act, and filed cloture on the motion to concur.   At 5:30pm on Monday, June 25, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to…

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