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Day July 25, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Hatch-McConnell amendment #2573 (the Tax Hike Prevention Act) to S.3412; Not agreed to: 45-54 2)      Passage of S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Act of 2012; Passed: 51-48   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.285, a bill for the relief of Sopuruchi Chukwueke. Passed H.R.5872, the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012. Completed the Rule…

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Reid Statement On Passage Of Tax Cut Extension For The Middle Class

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senate Democrats passed legislation to extend tax cuts for middle class families on income up to $250,000. The bill passed by a vote of 51 to 48. Democrats also defeated a Republican bill that would have raised taxes on middle class families, while giving…

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No more votes today

There will be  no further roll call votes during Wednesday’s session of the Senate.

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Reid filed cloture on motion to proceed to S.3414, Cyber Security

Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.3414, Cyber Security, and filed cloture on the motion. The vote would occur Friday unless an agreement can be reached.

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act

4:50pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act; Passed: 51-48

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McConnell amendment #2573 (Taxes) to S.3412

4:08pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Hatch-McConnell amendment #2573 (Extends 2001 and 2003 tax cuts); Not Agreed to: 45-54

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Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

GOP Has Overlooked Blue Slip Issue on Important Priorities Before… House GOP Has Passed Two Landmark Bills This Congress That Originated As Revenue Measures In The Senate Transportation Bill: On March 14, 2012, the Senate passed S. 1813, the surface transportation reauthorization bill, by a vote of 74-22 (including 22 Republican votes in favor).  On April…

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2:15 cloture vote vitiated/2 votes at 4pm

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of 2 roll call votes beginning at 4pm today on the McConnell-Hatch amendment # _____ and on passage of S.3412, as amended, if amended. Each subject to a majority vote threshold. There will be 2 minutes for debate prior to each vote. As a…

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2:15pm cloture vote on MTP to S.3412, Middle Class Tax Cuts Act

As a reminder 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.3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The time until 2:15pm 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. As a reminder, cloture was filed on the motion…

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