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Day December 5, 2012

Agreement on Walker and Berg nominations

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 11:45 a.m., the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the Walker and Berg nominations. There will be 15 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form.   Following the disposition of H.R.6156, Russia-Moldova PNTR, (12:10pm vote) the Senate will resume Executive Session and proceed to vote…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #676, Michael P. Shea, of CT, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut; Confirmed: 72-23   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.3331, Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 with a Kerry amendment by voice vote. Adopted S.Res.609, a resolution calling for the immediate and…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Shae nomination (CT District Judge)

5:28pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Executive Calendar #676 Michael Shae, of CT, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut; Confirmed: 72-23

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Agreement to consider H.R.6156, the Russia Trade bill

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Russia-Moldova PNTR bill with no amendments in order. There will now be up to 5 hours for debate equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. Tomorrow, Thursday, December 6, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with…

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5:30pm Roll Call Vote on Shae nomination

At 5pm today the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #676, the nomination of  Michael P. Shea, of Connecticut, to be US District Judge for the District of Connecticut. There will be up to 30 minutes for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

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Game Changer On Taxes: Coburn Declares ‘I’d Rather See Rates Go Up’

Pressure Mounts on House GOP Leaders To Accept Obama’s Offer on Taxes COBURN: ‘I’D RATHER SEE RATES GO UP.’ “Personally, I know we have to raise revenue; I don’t really care which way we do it.  Actually, I would rather see the rates go up than do it the other way, because it gives us…

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Objections to STEM Jobs Act and BRAINS Act

Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.R.6429, the STEM Jobs Act. Senator Schumer objected and then asked consent that the Judiciary Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.3553, and the Senate take up and pass S.3553, the BRAINS Act. Senator Cornyn objected to the Schumer request.   H.R.6429, To…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Failure Of The Disabilities Treaty And Ongoing Tax And Budget Negotiations

“It’s difficult to engage in rational negotiation when one side holds well-known facts and proven truths in such low esteem” “The few reasonable Republicans left in Congress agree we need to give certainty to middle-class families now.” “I still believe there are 26 reasonable Republicans willing to put their promise to serve constituents ahead of…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for up to 4 hours with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each (except where noted below) and the time divided as follows: Majority for up to 30 minutes Republicans for up to 30 minutes…

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