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Day July 11, 2012

Reid: Republican Plan Would Raise Taxes On Twenty-Five Million Middle-Class Families

Democrats’ Plan Would Lock in Low Tax Rates for Ninety-Eight Percent of Americans Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Senator Orrin Hatch’s amendment to the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act, which would raise taxes on 25 million American families. Below are his remarks as prepared…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 10, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.3001, To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Raoul Wallenberg, in recognition of his achievements and heroic actions during the Holocaust. Passed H.R.4155, the Veterans Skills to Jobs Act. Completed the Rule 14 proceed of S.3369, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012. (Whitehouse and others)   No EXECUTIVE…

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First degree amendment filing deadline

As a result of Senator Reid filing cloture on the Reid for Landrieu amendment #2251 (substitute) and S.2237, Small Business Jobs, the filing deadline for first degree amendments to the substitute and underlying bill is 1:00pm tomorrow, Thursday, July 12. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the…

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McConnell objects to votes on Small Business Jobs bill, Cantor bill, Republican Tax Cut Extension, and the President’s Tax Cut Extension

All post-cloture debate time has been yielded back and the Senate adopted the motion to proceed to S.2237, the Small Business Jobs bill. Senator Reid offered the Reid for Landrieu amendment #2521 (substitute) and Reid amendment #2524 (text of H.R.9, Cantor bill), filled the so-called amendment tree, filed cloture on the new Landrieu substitute amendment…

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Reid: Republicans Should Not Hold A Tax Cut For Ninety-Eight Percent Of Americans Hostage To Extract More Tax Cuts For The Rich

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding President Obama’s proposal to cut taxes for the 98 percent of American families – including 97 percent of small businesses – that make less than $250,000 a year. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Over the last few years,…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2237, the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act, post-cloture. 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…

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