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Day November 26, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, November 26, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Tester motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Tester substitute amendment #2875 to S.3525, the Sportsmen’s Act; Not Waived: 50-44   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary committee and passed H.R.6063, the Child Protection Act of 2012. Began the Rule 14 process of S.3637, FDIC TAG Extension bill. (Reid)…

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No more votes tonight

The motion to waive the Budget point of order was not agreed to 50-44. The point of order was well taken and the Tester substitute amendment fell. The Senate then reached an agreement that the Reid amendment #2878 (technical) was withdrawn, the vote on passage of the bill was vitiated, and the bill was returned…

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Roll Call Vote on the Tester motion to waive the Budget Act

5:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Tester motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Tester substitute amendment #2875 to S.3525, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012; Not Waived: 50-44

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Reid: Congress Could Avert The Fiscal Cliff For Middle Class Families

House Should Take Up Senate-Passed Bill to Freeze Tax Rates for Middle Class and Ask Top Two Percent to Pay More Senate-Passed Bill is Only One With a Chance to Become Law Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan compromise needed to avoid…

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UP to 2 roll call votes at 5:30pm and schedule for rest of the week

Senators should expect up to 2 roll call votes to begin at approximately 5:30pm today. Those votes would be in relation to the following items:   -          Motion to waive Budget Act point of order with respect to Tester amendment #2875 (substitute) (if point of order is raised as expected); -          Then, if the motion…

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Early Contender for “Worst Week in Washington”: Grover Norquist

ABC News: ‘GOP Starting to Rebel Against No-Tax-Hikes Pledge’ Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC): “When you’re $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming Greece, and Republicans — Republicans should put revenue on the table. We’re this far in debt. We don’t generate enough revenue.”  [ABC’s This Week, 11/25/12]…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, November 26, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It will be in order for Senator Sessions or his designee to recognized to make a Budget Act point of order with respect to S.3525, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012.  Subsequently, it will be order for Senator Reid or his designee to…

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