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Day July 16, 2012

Reid Statement On Republican Refusal To Allow Transparency In Elections

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement after Republicans filibustered the DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would have brought transparency to campaign finance law by requiring the disclosure of donor identities for campaign-related donations in excess of $10,000: “Senate Republicans today showed that their top priority is protecting a handful…

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Senator Reid enters motion to reconsider DISCLOSE cloture vote

Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.3369, the DISCLOSE Act. We expect to reconsider the failed cloture vote at a time to be determined tomorrow, Tuesday, July 17.

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No more votes today

There will be no further roll call votes during Monday’s session.

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Roll Call Vote on Cloture on MTP to S.3369, DISCLOSE

6:08pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3369, the DISCLOSE Act; Not Invoked: 51-44  

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Roll Call Vote on McNulty nomination

5:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #662, Kevin McNulty, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District for the District of New Jersey; confirmed: 91-3 (1 voting present)

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Will These Pro-Disclosure Republicans Vote To Block DISCLOSE Act?

Tonight, Senate To Vote On DISCLOSE Act – Would Simply Require Outside Groups To Disclose Who Funds Their Political Activities Sen. Mitch McConnell in 1997: “Disclosure Is The Best Disinfectant” Sen. McConnell: “Disclosure of Campaign Contributions and Spending Should be Expedited.” “Public disclosure of campaign contributions and spending should be expedited so voters can judge for themselves…

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Reid: Republican Opposition To Transparency In Elections Makes Americans Wonder Who GOP Is Trying To Protect

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the DISCLOSE Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Thomas Jefferson once said, “The end of democracy… will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” Campaign finance reforms protected against the kind of…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, July 16, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #662, Kevin McNulty, of NJ, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey; 91-3-1(present) 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3369, the DISCLOSE Act; Not Invoked: 51-44   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.520, commending the National Association for the…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, July 16, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #662, the nomination of Kevin McNulty, of NJ, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey with up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided…

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