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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, July 24, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Indian Affairs Committee and passed S.2090, a bill to amend the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act to extend the period of time provided to the Indian Law and Order Commission to produce a required report, and for other purposes. Adopted S.Res.527, designating August 16, 2012, as…

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Roll Call Vote at 2:15pm on Wednesday, July 25

As a reminder, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut on Monday, July 23rd.   By unanimous consent, at 2:15pm on Wednesday, July 25th, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3412, the Middle Class…

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Reid: Republicans Filibustering A Tax Cut for Ninety-Eight Percent Of Americans

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding a Democratic proposal to cut taxes for 98 percent of American families. He also spoke on cyber security legislation, and commemorated the anniversary of the shooting of two Capitol Police officers. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Republicans claim…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. At 3:40pm, the Senate will observe a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, July 23, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #663, the nomination of Michael A. Shipp, of NJ, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey; Confirmed: 91-1   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of S.3420, the Permanent Tax Relief Act. (Lee) Completed the Rule 14 process of S.3414,  the…

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Roll Call Vote on Shipp nomination

5:40pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Michael A. Shipp, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey; Confirmed: 91-1

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Cloture motion withdrawn–5:30pm vote on confirmation of Shipp nomination

Cloture on the Shipp nomination has been vitiated. At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #663, the nomination of Michael A. Shipp, of NJ, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

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Cloture filed on MTP to Middle Class Tax Cuts Act (S.3412)

This afternoon Senate Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3412, Middle Class Tax Cut Act. The cloture vote would occur Wednesday morning, unless an agreement can be reached.

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5:30pm cloture vote on Shipp nomination

At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #663, the nomination of Michael A. Shipp, of NJ, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

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Reid: The Senate Pauses To Remember The Victims Of Colorado Shooting

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor after observing a moment of silence to reflect on last week’s shooting in Colorado. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This afternoon the Senate pauses to remember those killed in last week’s horrific shooting in Colorado. Among the dead was 26-year-old…

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