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Day July 17, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3369, the DISCLOSE Act, upon reconsideration; Not Invoked: 53-45   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Indian Affairs Committee and passed H.R.205, the Helping Expedite and Advance Tribal Home ownership (HEARTH) Act of 2011. Discharged the Judiciary Committee and adopted S.Res.483, commending efforts…

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Cloture filed on MTP to S.3364, Bring Jobs Home Act

Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #442, S.3364, the Bring Jobs Home Act, and filed cloture on the motion to proceed. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote will occur at a time to be determined on Thursday.

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

3:04pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3369, DISCLOSE Act, upon reconsideration; Not Invoked: 53-45

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How it’s Playing: Senate GOP block the DISCLOSE Act

AP – Senate GOP block campaign spending disclosure bill – Senate Republicans blocked Democratic-backed legislation requiring organizations pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaign ads to disclose their top donors and the amounts they spend. GOP opposition prevented Democrats from getting the 60 votes needed to bring what is known as the Disclose Act to the…

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Senate passes H.R.205, HEARTH Act

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.R.205, HEARTH Act of 2012, Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home ownership Act of 2011.

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Reid: We Should Not Let Millionaires’ Money Drown Out The Voices Of The Middle Class

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding 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. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: The corrosive effect of money…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The time until 12:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the second 30 minutes. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to…

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Roll Call Vote at approximately 3:00pm Tuesday

During Monday’s session of the Senate, cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3369, the DISCLOSE Act was not invoked by a vote 51-44.  Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider this vote.   By unanimous consent, at 3:00pm on Tuesday, July 17th, the motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote by…

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