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Day December 6, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, December 6, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Passage of H.R.6156, the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012; 92-4 2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #761, the nomination of Mark E. Walker, of FL, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida; Confirmed: 94-0   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS…

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Reid Statement On McConnell Filibustering His Own Bill To Raise The Debt Ceiling

“I will continue to seek an agreement to hold an up-or-down vote on his proposal to avoid another debt ceiling debacle.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement today after Senator McConnell filibustered a bill to give the President the authority to raise the debt ceiling – a bill that…

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Republicans filibuster their proposal to vote on debt limit–cloture filed on MTP to TAG bill-caucus cancelled–no more votes

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that at 1:30pm today, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.3664, which is regarding the debt limit increases, that there be no amendments in order to the bill, there be up to 10 minutes of debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees, and that upon the…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of the Walker nomination

12:43pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #761, the nomination of Mark E. Walker, of FL, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida; Confirmed: 94-0

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of H.R.6156, Russia Trade

12:09pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of H.R.6156, the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012; 92-4

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Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

“Every practical Republican left in Washington… willing to say out loud what we’ve known for weeks: the only remaining option is for the House to pass the Senate bill.” “The only question left is how long Speaker Boehner will make middle class families wait for relief and how long he’ll force the financial markets to…

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McConnell request to vote on debt limit proposal

During Leader remarks today, Senator McConnell asked consent that it be in order to vote on an amendment, which is the President’s debt limit extension proposal, to the Russian PNTR measure (H.R.6156).   Senator Reid objected to this request.  The unofficial transcript of their remarks is below.   MR. McCONNELL: YESTERDAY AFTERNOON CAME TO THE…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, December 6, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:45am.  The time from 10:00am until 11:00am will be designated for speeches by retiring Senators. At 11:45am, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #761, the nomination of Mark E. Walker, of FL, to…

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