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GOP Architects Of Automatic Defense Cuts Are Now Trying To Wiggle Out Of Them

“If the defense cuts are Obama’s, they are also John Boehner’s, Eric Cantor’s, Mitch McConnell’s and Jon Kyl’s.” [Milbank, Opinion, Washington Post, 7/25/12  “The bill passed with the votes of a majority of House and Senate Republicans and the encouragement of — wait for it — Mitt Romney.” [Milbank, Opinion, Washington Post, 7/25/12] “The GOP refused to…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, July 30, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #759, the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit with one hour equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, July 26, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012; Invoked: 84-11   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Concurred in the House message to accompany S.1959, the Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act of 2012 by voice vote Discharged the Banking Committee and passed S.1299, the Lions Clubs International Century…

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Agreement to consider Galante nomination at a time to be determined, 60 vote threshold

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #518, the nomination of Carol J. Galante, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session…

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S.3326, African Trade/CAFTADR/Burma Sanctions request

Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent to proceed to the immediate consideration of H.R.9, insert the text of section 3 (Burma sanctions) of S.3326, African Trade/CAFTADR/Burma Sanctions, and pass the bill as amended. Senator Baucus objected to the request.

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Roll Call Vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3414, Cybersecurity Act of 2012.

3:23pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3414, Cybersecurity Act of 2012; Invoked: 84-11

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Cloture filed on Bacharach nomination

Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #759, the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit. We expect the vote to occur at 5:30pm Monday.

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Roll Call Vote expected to begin shortly

We expect to proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3414, Cybersecurity Act of 2012, shortly.

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Coburn seeks to split African Trade/CAFTA/Burma legislation-Baucus objects

This morning Senator Coburn asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S.3326, a bill to amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to extend the third-country fabric program and to add South Sudan to the list of countries eligible for designation under that Act, to make technical corrections to the…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, July 26, 2012

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

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