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Month August 2012

Reid Statement On Romney’s Tax Returns

Washington, D.C.— Senator Reid released the following statement tonight on Governor Mitt Romney’s tax returns: “There is a controversy because the Republican presidential nominee, Governor Mitt Romney, refuses to release his tax returns. As I said before, I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years. People who make…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, August 2, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.3414, the Cybersecurity Act; Not Invoked: 52-46 2)      Coburn amendment #2771 (alternative offset) to S.3326, the African Trade/CAFTADR/Burma Sanctions legislation; Not Agreed to: 40-58 3)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #651, the nomination of Gershwin A. Drain, of MI, to be United States District Judge for the…

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5:30pm Monday, September 10 vote on Rose nomination

At 5pm on Monday, September 10, at 5:00pm there will be 30 minutes for debate on Executive Calendar 664, the nomination of Stephanie Marie Rose, of Iowa, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. Upon the use or yielding back of time the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation…

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Cloture filed on MTP to S.3457, Veterans Jobs Corps

This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3457, a bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.3457 will occur at 2:15pm on Tuesday, September 11.

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McConnell requests to vote on repeal of Affordable Care Act-Reid objects

Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that immediately following disposition of the Cybersecurity bill but no later than September 28, the Senate proceed to the consideration of H.R.6079, a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act; there be 1 hour for debate, with no amendments in order; and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of…

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Headaches Loom For Senate GOP As Tea Party Takeover Squeezes Out Moderates

Tea Party Newcomers Plan To Push Congress Further Away From Compromise NBC News: “Senate Faces Potential Influx of Conservative Republicans” “The Senate is likely to assume an even more conservative tenor come January as a crop of insurgent-minded Republicans replace some of the GOP’s old guard in the upper chamber.” [NBC News, 8/2/12] Washington Post: “Why Ted…

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of Drain Nomination

1:51pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #651, the nomination of Gershwin A. Drain, MI, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; Confirmed: 55-41

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Reid Statement On Republican Obstruction Of Bill To Strengthen National Security, Defend Against Cyber Attacks

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senate Republicans overwhelmingly voted to block a bill that would have protected our nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. Republicans blocked the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 by a vote of 52-46. “National security experts from the military, intelligence, and law enforcement communities – on…

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Roll Call Vote on Coburn amendment #2771 (AGOA)

11:32am The Senate began a roll call vote on Coburn amendment #2771 (AGOA offset) to S.3326, AGOA/CAFTADR/Burma Sanctions; Not Agreed To: 40-58

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

11:00am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.3414, Cybersecurity Act of 2012; Not Invoked: 52-47

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