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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged Foreign Relations and adopted S.Res.525, a resolution honoring the life and legacy of Oswaldo Paya Sardinas with a Nelson FL amendment. Completed the Rule 14 process of S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act. (Nelson FL) Completed the Rule 14 process of H.R.4078, the Red Tape Reduction and…

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Lieberman-Collins amendment and Franken amendment offered to and cloture filed on the Cybersecurity bill

Senator Reid offered Lieberman-Collins amendment # 2731 and Franken amendment #2732 to S.3414, Cybersecurity Act of 2012. He then filled the remaining amendments on the so called amendment tree. Finally, he filed cloture on the bill.   Senator Reid then moved to proceed to S.3429, Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012   As a result…

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Reid Announces Deal With House, White House To Fund Government Through First Quarter Of 2013

September Vote on Six-Month CR Would Provide Stability for Fall Fiscal Negotiations Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced an agreement with House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama on a six-month Continuing Resolution (CR) that will avoid a government shutdown while funding the government at $1.047 trillion. “This agreement reached between…

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Debate only on S.3414, Cybersecurity, until 5pm

By consent, the Senate has extended the period for debate only on the Cybersecurity bill (S.3414) until 5pm today in order to give the managers more time to work on a path forward on the bill.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The Senate will resume consideration of S.3414, the Cybersecurity bill.  The Senate will be in a period of debate only until 2:15pm with the Majority Leader to be recognized at 2:15pm. Additionally, the time until 12:30pm will be equally divided and controlled…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, July 30, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #759, the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; Not Invoked: 56-34-3(present)   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.533, designating October 2012 as “National Work and Family Month”. Began the Rule 14 process of S.3457, the…

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Debate only on Cybersecurity Act until 2:15pm Tuesday

The Senate has adopted the motion to proceed to S.3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, with debate only until 2:15pm on Tuesday, July 31. Senator Reid will be recognized at 2:15pm.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Bacharach nomination

5:33pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar 759, the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; Not Invoked: 56-34, 3 voted present

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5:30pm cloture vote on Bacharach nomination

At approximately 5:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #759, the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

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Reid: Nation Is One Vote Away From Avoiding The Fiscal Cliff For Middle Class Families

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding a House vote on the Senate-passed middle class tax cut, cyber security legislation and the Republican filibuster of Judge Robert Bacharach, a circuit judge nominee with bipartisan support. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I was pleased to hear…

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