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Day July 19, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, July 19, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3364, the Bring Jobs Home Act; Not Invoked: 56-42   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of S.3414,  the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. (Lieberman and others) Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.5872, the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012.  (Republican…

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Cloture filed on Shipp nomination

Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #663, the nomination of Michael A. Shipp, of New Jersey, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey. By consent, the cloture vote will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, July 23.

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Schumer Statement In Response To JCT Report On GOP Tax Plan

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Thursday in response to Senate Finance Ranking Member Orrin Hatch’s claims that the Republicans’ tax plan would only cost $28 billion more than the Democrats’ plan: “This is a smokescreen by the Republicans to disguise their plan’s true impact on the deficit. The truth is,…

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Reid Statement On Republican Obstruction Of Bill To Keep Jobs In America

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement after Republicans blocked the Senate from debating a bill that would eliminate tax subsidies for companies that ship American jobs overseas, and provide new incentives for companies to keep jobs here in America. “In the past decade, American companies outsourced almost 2.5 million…

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No further roll call votes this week

Senator Reid announced on the floor there will be no further roll call votes today. Senators should expect the next vote to occur at approximately 5:30pm on Monday, July 23 in relation to Executive Calendar #663, the nomination of Michael A. Shipp, of New Jersey, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of New…

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Roll Call Vote on Cloture on MTP to S.3364, Outsourcing

2:15pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3364, the Bring Jobs Home Act; Invoked: 56-42

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Reid: As Millions Of Americans Look For Work, Republicans Filibuster Legislation To Stop Outsourcing

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the Bring Jobs Home Act, a bill to end taxpayer incentives for companies to outsource American jobs. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Over the last decade American companies outsourced almost 2.5 million jobs, often to countries where they…

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2:15pm Cloture vote on MTP to S.3364, Bring Jobs Home Act

At 2:15pm today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3364, the Bring Jobs Home Act.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, July 19, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The first hour of debate will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. As a reminder, cloture was filed on the motion to…

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