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Day December 3, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, December 3, 2012

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS The Senate began the rule 14 process on H.R.6429, STEM Jobs Act of 2012 (Republican request) EXECUTIVE ITEMS The Senate confirmed the following nominations:   ARMY #921 to be Brigadier General—Colonel John H. Hort #922 to be Major General—Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Jr. #923 to be Brigadier General—Col. Clayton M. Hutmacher #924 to…

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Amendments agree to

The following amendments were agreed to by unanimous consent:   Coats #2923, as modified (Indemnification of property transferees) Webb #2943 (DOD law enforcement eligibility) Casey #2997, as modified (transition Assistance Advisor Program) Cardin #3023 (hazing in Coast Guard) Wicker #3121, as modified (high performance computing exemption) Portman #3142 (Embassy Attack investigation and report) Webb #3144…

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Roll Call Vote on Cloture on S.3254, National Defense Authorization Act

6:05pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.3254, National Defense Authorization Act; Invoked: 93-0

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Reid Statement On Boehner Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today: “To protect millionaires, Speaker Boehner’s offer would force middle class families to pay higher taxes. Raising taxes on the middle class is bad policy and flunks the test of balance. To protect the middle class while reducing the deficit, simple math dictates…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Paul Grimm (MD District Judge)

5:33pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Executive Calendar #760,  Paul Grimm, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland; Confirmed: 92-1

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Amendments agreed to by voice vote–vote in relation to Kyl amendment in order post-cloture

The following amendments were agreed to by voice vote:   Pryor #3291 (veterans employment and training) Collins #3282 (prescription drug take back program) Reed (RI) #3292 (consumer credit for members of the AF) Reed (RI) #3165 (Housing assistance for veterans)   We also reached an agreement that a vote on or in relation to the…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

“Negotiating advice for Republican Leaders: you’re doing it wrong.” “The sooner they make a legitimate offer, the sooner we can all start working to find the middle ground.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the tax and budget negotiations. Below are his remarks as prepared for…

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Amendments to S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act

The following amendments are pending to S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act: Kyl amendment #3123, as modified (US-Russia nuclear arms, missile defense, and long-range conventional strike system matters) McCain amendment #3262, as modified (Syria) The following amendments have been considered to S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act: McCain amendment #3051 (additional Marine Corps personnel for…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, December 3, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.3254, the DoD Authorization bill. During Friday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on S.3254.  As a result, the filing deadline for all 2nd degree amendments is 4:00pm on Monday. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive…

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