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Month November 2012

Outlook for Thursday

The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   Tomorrow we will resume consideration of the National Defense Authorization bill. Senator Levin announced that it is the managers’ intention that following disposition of the Kyl amendment (as early as tomorrow morning),…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (biofuels) to S.3254, the DoD Authorization Act; Agreed to: 62-37 2)      Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officers’ Improvement); Agreed to: 85-11   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.1998, the DHS Audit Requirement Target Act of 2012 with a committee-reported substitute amendment.   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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No more votes today

There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

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Roll Call Vote on the Leahy amendment #2955

6:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement) to S.3254, the DoD Authorization Act; Agreed To: 85-11

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6pm Roll Call Vote in relation to Leahy amendment

At 6pm today, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the Leahy amendment #2955 (to improve the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program). No amendments are in order to the Leahy amendment prior to the vote. Senators Levin and McCain would like to continue to consider amendments to the bill this evening.

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Additional votes possible today

Senator Levin announced on the floor that following the remarks of Senators Feinstein and Paul, it is his intention to turn to the Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officer’s Benefits Program) and proceed to a vote on the amendment today. At this point, we expect there to be a roll call vote on…

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Murray amendment 3099 (Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Services) agreed to

The Senator Murray amendment #3099 (improves mental health care programs and activities for members of the armed Forces and veterans) was agreed to by voice vote.   Additional roll call votes are possible during today’s session as we work through amendments to the Defense Authorization bill.

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Kyl amendment #3123 (reports on US-Russia arms negotiations)

Senator Kyl offered amendment #3123 (requires regular updates on military implications of US-Russia negotiations under consideration on nuclear arms, missile defense, and long-range conventional strike system matters).

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The Gillibrand amendment #3016 (sexual assault) was agreed to by voice vote.

The Gillibrand amendment #3016 (sexual assault) was agreed to by voice vote.

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Roll Call Vote on Udall (CO) #2985

2:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (biofuels); Agreed To: 62-37

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