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Month November 2012

Debate only until 2pm

The Senate is in a period of debate only on the Defense Authorization bill (S.3254) until 2pm today.

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McCain amendment #3051 (embassy security) agreed to

Senator McCain amendment #3051 (to authorize additional Marine Corps personnel for the performance of security functions for U.S. embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic facilities abroad) was agreed to by voice vote

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2pm Roll Call Vote in relation to Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (biofuels)

By consent, at 2pm the Senate will proceed to a vote in relation to Udall amendment #2985 (biofuels). No amendments to the amendment are in order prior to the vote.

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Senate adopts motion to proceed to NDAA/Udall amendment #2985 (biofuels) pending

The Senate has adopted the motion to proceed to S.3254, National Defense Authorization Act. Senator Reid then called up Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (strikes section 313 in the bill relating to a limitation on the availability of funds for the procurement of alternative fuels).

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Reid: To Expand Disability Rights Across The Globe, U.S. Must Continue To Lead By Example

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today recognizing the achievements of former Senator Bob Dole and advocating ratification of the Disabilities Convention. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: On April 14, 1945, a young Robert Dole lay gravely wounded in the mud of a war-torn Italian hillside,…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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. We hope to begin consideration of S.3254, the Defense Authorization Act of…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, November 27, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Treaty Document #112-7, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Agreed to: 61-36   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.3642, the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012. Adopted S.Res.602, designating 2012-2013 as the “Year of the Korean War Veteran” and recognizing the…

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Debate only until 6:30pm

The Senate is in Executive Session considering Treaty 112-7, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, with debate only until 6:30pm. The time until 5pm is equally divided and controlled between the proponents and opponents.

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Roll call vote on MTP to Executive Session to Disabilities Treaty

2:35pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Treaty 112-7, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Agreed to: 61-36

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Reid: Republicans Must Turn “Happy Talk” On Revenues Into Action

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts to reach a balanced, bipartisan agreement to avert the fiscal cliff. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Too often, it is a challenge finding common ground in Washington. But as we negotiate a path back…

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