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Day November 29, 2012

Managers package agreed to

The following amendments were agreed to by unanimous consent:   Webb #2948 Sessions #2962 Inhofe #2971 Casey #2986 Murray #2989 Vitter #3085 Coburn #3110 Manchin #3166 Boxer #2981


Next Up: Merkley and Portman amendments

Following the vote on the Hagan amendment, the next amendments in order are the following:   –          Merkley #3096) (SoS on Afghanistan) (or a modified version of that amendment –          Portman #2995 (enhance authorities relating ot he the admission of defense industry civilians to DoD educational institutions & programs)   The Managers of the bill…


Roll Call Vote on Hagan amendment #3095

1:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Hagan amendment #3095 (biofuel refinery); Agreed To: 54-41


Roll Call Vote in relation to Cornyn #3158

12:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Cornyn amendment #3158 (Veterans backlog); Agreed To: 95-0


2 roll call votes at approx. 12:30pm

There will now be up to 10 minutes for debate prior to votes in relation to the following amendments, with no amendments in order prior to the votes:   –          Cornyn #3158 (plan to partner with state and local entities to address veterans claims backlog) –          Hagan #3095 (biofuels refinery construction)   The Cornyn amendment…


Managers’ package agreed to

The following amendments were agreed to by unanimous consent:   Kohl #2888 (Post-Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence program) Manchin #2924 (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) Webb #2949 (accumulated leave carryover for members of AF) Wyden #2960 (reintegration into civilian life) Sessions #2963 (Sergeant Paschal Conley) Heller #2969 (TRICARE) Hoeven #2991 (SoS strategic nuclear delivery systems) Barrasso #3083…


Reid: Reasonable Republicans Urge House Leadership To Stop Holding Middle Class Hostage

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the fiscal cliff. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: It took four months, but Republicans are finally realizing the way back from the fiscal cliff has been right in front of them all along. In July, the Senate passed legislation…


Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, November 29, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of…