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Day August 1, 2012

Reid Statement On Senate Approval Of Iran Sanctions Bill

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement after the Senate approved a new regime of strong economic sanctions against the Iranian regime. “At a time when Iran continues to defy the international community with its nuclear weapons program, it is critical we continue to tighten our sanctions regime. This legislation expands our…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, August 1, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Con.Res.55, directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R.1627 (the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012). Concurred in the House message to H.R.1905, the Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act of…

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10:00am Thursday filing deadline for second degree amendments to S.3326, Cybersecurity Act of 2012

The filing deadline for second degree amendments to S.3414, Cybersecurity Act of 2012, is 10:00am, Thursday, August 2. If your senator has a germane second degree amendment and would like to preserve their ability to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to the cloakroom prior to the deadline so that we may…

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Agreement on AGOA/CAFTADR/Burma Sanctions (S.3326)

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider S.3326, AGAO/CAFTADR/Burma Sanctions. Under the agreement, there will be 30 minutes for debate prior to a vote in relation to a Coburn amendment, which is at the desk and a copy is attached. If the amendment is not agreed to, which is the outcome we expect, the…

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Republicans object to sending VAWA to House

Senator Murray asked unanimous consent to discharge the Finance Committee from further consideration of H.R.9 and the Senate proceed to its consideration, strike all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the text of S.1925, the  Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, as passed by the Senate on April 26th by a vote of…

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Reid To House Republicans: Stop Wasting Time And Pass The Only Bill That Can Avoid The Fiscal Cliff For Middle-Class Families

In Response to House Republican Leadership, Reid Reminds Republicans That Sequester Cuts Resulted From Their Adherence to Tea Party Dogma Reid to House Leadership: “Show Americans You Are Still Capable Of Accomplishing Something of Utility” By Passing Middle-Class Tax Cut Vows to Keep Senate In Session as Long as Necessary If House Will Ask Millionaires…

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Party Split Causes House GOP To Abandon U.S. Farmers

BOEHNER CALLS OFF VOTE ON ONE-YEAR FARM BILL AFTER ANOTHER GOP MUTINY … AP: Republicans Pull Farm Bill “Amid Continued Resistance from Many Conservatives…” “But GOP leaders pulled that measure from Wednesday’s floor schedule amid continued resistance from many conservatives and after Democrats announced opposition to the measure.” [AP, 8/1/12] Politico: Boehner Has Blocked the Farm Bill “For…

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Reid: Republicans Risking National Security To Launch Partisan Attack On Women’s Health

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding cyber security. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Last week General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, was asked to rate how prepared America is to face a cyber terrorist attack…

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Shot/Chaser

Shot: Republican Leadership Blames Sequester They Voted For On Democrats “The defense sequester is, as you know, the result of President Obama’s desire to avoid an additional vote on raising the nation’s debt limit before the presidential election.” [House Republican Leadership, Letter to Sen. Reid, 8/1/12] Chaser: Sen. Lindsay Graham On Fox News: “My Party…

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Senator Reid Writes For Huffington Post: Republicans Renew The War On Women

This morning, Nevada Senator Reid penned an op-ed for Huffington Post that outlines new preventive health benefits for women that Republicans have already tried to take away by threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  An excerpt: Starting today, critical women’s preventive health services will be available to women, free of co-pays or deductibles —…

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