Senate Democrats

Republicans object to votes on Paul’s Foreign Aid bill, Iran Containment, CR, and Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act , and going to conference on Middle Class Tax Cuts bill

This evening Senator Reid asked consent to vote on passage of S.3576 (Paul Foreign Aid bill), with a 60-vote threshold; S.J.Res.41 (Iran Containment), and H.J.Res.117 (CR), with a 60-vote threshold. Senator Kyl objected on behalf of Senator McCain.

 

Senator Reid then asked consent to go to conference on a bill extending the 2001, 2003, and 2009 tax cuts for 98% of Americans and 97% of all small businesses (H.R.8/S.3412). Senator Kyl asked Senator Reid to modify his request to take up and pass H.R.8, extends all of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. Senator Reid declined to modify his request and Senator Kyl objected to the Leader’s request.

 

Senator Reid then asked consent to pass H.R.9, as amended by S.3521, the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012. Senator Kyl asked Senator Reid to modify his request to add the text of H.R.8 to the Leader’s request. Senator Reid declined to modify his request and Senator Kyl objected to Senator Reid’s request.

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