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Month September 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Murray substitute amendment #2789 to S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act: Not Waived: 58-40 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.117, Continuing Resolution: Invoked: 76-22   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.562, designating the week beginning September 10,…

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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,…

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Republican objection to S.3525, the Sportsmen Act

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass Calendar #504, S.3525, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (Tester).  Senator Kyl objected to Senator Reid’s request.   The unofficial transcript of their remarks is below.   16:50:32 NSP} (MR. REID) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT } MR. REID: MR. PRESIDENT, WE’RE TRYING TO WORK…

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Republicans Today Put Politics Above Our Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the Veterans Jobs Corps Act, which would have created jobs for returning veterans and put in place programs to help them reenter the civilian work force. Republicans blocked the bill with a procedural vote of 58 to 40, which failed to reach…

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Hatch request to consider resolution of disapproval re: HHS TANF rule

This afternoon Senator Hatch asked unanimous consent the Finance Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.J.Res.50; that there be 2 hours for debate on the motion to proceed to the joint resolution of disapproval prior to a vote on adoption of the motion to proceed.   Senator Cardin objected to the request. S.J.Res.50: A…

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How it’s Playing: Republicans Block Veterans Jobs Bill

NY Times – G.O.P. Blocks Veteran Jobs Bill - Veterans won’t be getting a new, billion-dollar jobs program, not from this Senate. Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked a vote on the Veterans Job Corps Bill after Jeff Sessions of Alabama raised a point of order — he said the bill  violated a cap on spending agreed…

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Roll Call Vote on motion to proceed to H.J.Res.117, Continuing Resolution

2:16pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.117, Continuing Resolution: Invoked: 76-22

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Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Waive the Budget Act with respect to the Murray substitute amendment to S.3457

12:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Murray substitute amendment #2789 to S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act: Not Waived: 58-40

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Reid: If Mitt Romney Won’t Stand Up For Every American As President, He Doesn’t Deserve To Serve Any American As President

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s insulting comments about 47 percent of Americans. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: For months I believed Mitt Romney wanted to be President of all the United States of America. This week we learned Mitt…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. Following the remarks of the two Leaders, the Senate will resume consideration of S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act. The time until 12:00pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.  It is in order for Senator…

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