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Day September 12, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to proceed to S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act; Agreed to: 84-8   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.6336, an Act to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to accept a statue depicting Frederick Douglas from the District of Columbia and to provide for the permanent display of the statue in…

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Cloture filed on Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012

The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act, by a vote of 84-8.  Senate Reid then offered the Murray substitute amendment #2789, filled the remaining slots on the amendment tree with technical amendments, and filed cloture motions on the Murray substitute and the underlying bill. The cloture vote on…

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of motion to proceed to S.3457, Veterans Jobs Corps Act

8:47pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to adopt the motion to proceed to S.3457, Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012; Adopted: 84-8

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Roll Call Vote possible tonight

The Senate is currently considering the motion to proceed to S.3457, Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012, post-cloture. At this time, we are not able to obtain consent to adopt the motion to proceed or to yield back any post-cloture time. As a result, senators should expect a roll call vote at approximately 8:45pm tonight…

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House GOP Leaders Face Mutiny Over Stalled Farm Bill

BuzzFeed: ‘Republican Infighting Threatens Aid To Farmers’ …Politico: ‘GOP Infighting As Farm Bill Suffers’ ‘INTRA-PARTY WAR’ ENSUES AS DEADLINE LOOMS FOR ACTION ON FARM BILL … Buzzfeed: “Intraparty War Between Farm-State Republicans And Fiscal Conservatives.” “Congress is poised to leave thousands of drought-stricken farmers without critical federal assistance, due to an intraparty war between farm-state Republicans and fiscal conservatives…

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Reid Remarks On The Death Of Four Americans, Including Ambassador Stevens During Attacks On U.S. Consulate In Libya

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other American personnel in attacks against the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I was deeply disturbed and saddened to learn of the…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act, post-cloture. The first 70 minutes will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final…

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