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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, December 10, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.3187, the March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Act. Adopted S.Res.612, a resolution honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable Arlen Specter, distinguished former Senator for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS  


Agreement to consider Dowdell and Bernal nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the nominations of John Dowdell and Jesus Bernal at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader. When the Senate considered the nominations, there will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form. Following the use or…


5:30pm vote moved to 2:15pm tomorrow

Tonight’S.5:30pm vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3637, a bill to temporarily extend the transaction account guarantee program, will now occur at 2:15pm tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11. If cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed tomorrow, the Senate will immediately adopt the motion to proceed and the…


Drip, Drip, Drip… Two New Republicans Agree To Rate Hikes On Top Two Percent

CORKER, JOHANNS LATEST FROM GOP TO CALL FOR TOP RATES TO INCREASE  Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN): “So, and a lot of people are putting forth a theory and I actually think it has merit where you go ahead and give the president the 2 percent increase that he is talking about, the rate increase on the…


Reid Statement On Anti-Worker Legislation Before The Michigan Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on plans by the Michigan Legislature to vote next week on a bill that attack unions and weakens the collective bargaining process. “This is a blatant attempt by Michigan Republicans to assault the collective bargaining process and undermine the standard of living it has helped…


Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, December 10, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3637, the transaction account guarantee (TAG) extension legislation with the time…