Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Wrap for Thursday, November 15, 2012


1)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.3525, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012; Invoked: 84-12



Passed S.1440, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act with a committee-reported substitute amendment and an Alexander amendment by voice vote.


Passed H.R.6570, an Act to amend the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to consolidate certain CBO reporting requirements.


Discharged the HELP committee and adopted S.Res.490, a resolution designating the week of September 16, 2012, as “Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week”, reaffirming the importance of an enhanced and coordinated research effort on mitochondrial diseases, and commending the National Institutes of Health for its efforts to improve the understanding of mitochondrial diseases.


Adopted S.Res.597, a resolution to permit the collection of clothing, toys, food, and house wares during the holiday season for charitable purposes in Senate buildings.


Adopted S.Res.598, commending and congratulating the San Francisco Giants for winning the 2012 World Series.


Adopted S.Res.599, expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders, and recognizing and strongly supporting its right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism.


Adopted S.Con.Res.60, a resolution providing for a conditional adjournment  or recess of the Senate pending the adjournment of the House of Representatives.




Confirmed the following:


Executive Calendar #345 Martin J. Gruenberg – to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation



Executive Calendar #519 Thomas Hoenig – to be Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation