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Day December 13, 2012

Agreement on Olguin and Durkin nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Olguin and Durkin nominations at 5:30pm on Monday, December 17. We expect a roll call vote on the Olguin nomination and a voice vote on the Durkin nomination.   The agreement is as follows:   On Monday, December 17, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.,…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, December 13, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to S.3637, the transaction account guarantee (TAG) extension legislation; Not Waived: 50-42 2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #830, Lorna G. Schofield, of NY, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; Confirmed: 91-0   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.3313,…

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Geraci nomination confirmed by voice vote-moved to proceed to Supplemental

The Schofield nomination was confirmed by a roll call vote of 91-0. The Senate then confirmed the Geraci nomination by voice vote.   Senator Reid then moved to proceed to H.R.1, the legislative vehicle for the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental. We are working on an agreement to adopt the motion to proceed to the Supplemental.…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Schofield nomination

2:18pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #830, Lorna G. Schofield, of NY, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; Confirmed: 91-0

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Budget point of order not wiaved–cloture vitiated–next vote 2:15pm on judge

The motion to waive the budget points of order was not agreed to 50-42. Cloture on the TAG extension bill was vitiated. The point of order was sustained and the bill was sent back to committee.   At 2:15pm the Senate will proceed to votes on confirmation of the following nominations:   –          Executive Calendar…

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Roll Call Vote on Johnson (SD) motion to waive

12:01 noon The Senate began a roll call vote on the Johnson (SD) motion to waive all applicable budget points of order with respect to S.3627, TAG extension; Not Waived: 50-42

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12 noon vote on Johnson (SD) motion to waive, second vote on cloture possible

Senator Toomey raised a budget point of order {302(a) allocation of new authority and outlays deemed by the budget control act} against S.3637, the FDIC TAG program (transaction account guarantee) extension. Senator Johnson (SD) moved to waive all applicable budget points of order.   At 12:00 noon, the Senate will proceed to vote on the…

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Top Member Of Senate GOP Leadership: Tax Rates For Top Two Percent Will Rise

CORNYN TOPS LIST OF THREE NEW SENATE VOICES CALLING FOR INCREASE IN TOP TAX RATES Incoming Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn: “I believe we’re going to pass the $250,000 and below sooner or later, and we really don’t have much leverage there because those rates go up by operation of law Dec. 31.  I would focus…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, December 13, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:30am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republican controlling the first 30 minutes and the…

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