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Month September 2012

Across Country, House GOP Feels Heat Over Stalled Farm Bill

Bloomberg: Republicans Help Senate’s Democrats by Delaying Farm Help … Omaha World-Herald: “Farm Bill Pits GOP Against Each Other” … Des Moines Register: “GOP Leaders Shy Away From New Farm Bill” HOUSE GOP STILL IN CHAOS … BuzzFeed: On Farm Bill, “GOP Remains No Closer” To Resolving Internal Dispute.“Despite months of negotiations amongst House Republicans over the $1.2 trillion…

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Pro Forma Session 2:00pm

Pro Forma Session only with no business conducted.

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Schumer Statement On Obama Administration Report On Sequestration

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Friday in response to the sequestration report issued by the Office of Management and Budget: “There’s a one-word solution to the looming threat of these across-the-board cuts: revenues. The trigger was never meant to be activated, and we can avoid it as soon as Republicans…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, September 13, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.3552, to reauthorize the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Passed S.J.Res.44, a joint resolution granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding. Adopted S.Res.401, expressing appreciation for Foreign Service and Civil Service professionals who represent the United States…

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Agreement re: Veterans Jobs/CR–no votes tonight–next vote 12 noon Wednesday

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in no roll call votes tonight or this weekend. Under the agreement, at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 19, the Senate will proceed to vote on a motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Murray substitute amendment #2789, if a point of order is…

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Reid: Blocking A Bill To Protect Those Who Have Protected Our Freedom A New Low For Republicans

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding a Republican filibuster of the Veterans Jobs Corps Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: It’s Thursday, which means Republicans have once against forced the Senate to waste the better part of a week jumping through…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, September 13, 2013

Convenes:10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. During Wednesday’s session, cloture was filed on the Murray substitute amendment #2789 to…

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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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