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Month December 2012

Recess subject to the call of the chair

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair. A caucus meeting is still expected this evening.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, December 31, 2012

Convenes: 11:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 12:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Sunday, December 30, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #909, William Joseph Baer, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General; Confirmed: 64-26 2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #518, Carol J. Galante, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Confirmed: 69-24   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary committee and passed S.3250,…

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Period of morning business

The Senate has reconvened and is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes today. Roll call votes are possible tomorrow. We will convene at 11am and hope to have more information regarding the schedule then.

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Recess subject to the call of the Chair

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair.

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Roll Call Vote on Galante nomination

2:40pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Carol J. Galante, of California, to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (60-affirmative vote threshold); Confirmed: 69-24

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Roll Call Vote on Baer nomination

2:10pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of William Joseph Baer, of Maryland, to be Assistant Attorney General (majority-vote threshold); Confirmed: 64-26

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2 roll call votes at 2:05pm

There will now be up to 60 minutes for debate prior to a series of 2 roll call votes. Upon the use or yielding back of time (approximately 2:05pm), the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the following nominations:   -          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #909, William Joseph Baer, of Maryland, to be…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Sunday, December 30, 2012

Convenes: 1:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #518, the nomination of Carol J. Galante, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development with up to one hour of debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form. Upon the use or…

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Reid Statement On Passage Of Hurricane Sandy Aid

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved an emergency supplemental package to provide additional aid for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. The Hurricane Sandy Emergency Assistance Supplemental legislation passed on a bipartisan vote of 62 to 32. “This critical package will help the residents of the mid-Atlantic and…

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