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Day December 17, 2012

Reid Statement On The Passing Of Senator Daniel Inouye

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement today on the passing of Senate President Pro Tempore, Daniel K. Inouye: “My dear friend, Senator Daniel Inouye, the Senior Senator from Hawaii, was one of the finest men I have known in my lifetime. He was one of the most distinguished…

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Video: Senator Reid Speaks About Senator Inouye

Senator Reid shares sad news of Senator Inouye’s passing.  

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, December 17, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.1792, the Strengthening Investigations of Sex Offenders and Missing Children Act of 2011.   Passed S.1793, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the statutory authority for the longstanding practice of the Department of Justice providing investigatory assistance on request of State and local authorities…

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No roll call votes this evening

There will be no roll call votes this evening.

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Olguin and Durkin nominations confirmed by voice vote

The Senate confirmed the nominations of Executive Calendar #833, Fernando M. Olguin, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, and Executive Calendar #875 Thomas M. Durkin, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, by voice vote.

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Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appropriations

The Senate has begun consideration of H.R.1, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011. Senator Leahy, for Senator Inouye, offered a substitute amendment #3338 (the text of the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appropriations). Text and a summary of the amendment can be found on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s website (http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/). Senator Leahy, for Senator Inouye, then…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Shooting Tragedy In Newtown, Connecticut

“As the families of Newtown mourn, American mourns with them. And we will stand with them as they overcome this suffering and begin the healing process.” “In the coming days and weeks, we will engage in a meaningful conversation and thoughtful debate about how to change laws and culture that allow violence to grow.” “We…

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5:30pm votes on Olguin and Durkin nominations

At 5:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to a series of 2 votes on confirmation of the nominations listed below. We expect a voice vote on confirmation of the Olguin nomination and a roll call vote on confirmation of the Durkin nomination. – Executive Calendar #833 Fernando M. Olguin, of California, to be United States…

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2pm moment of silence re: tragic shooting in CT

At 2pm today, there will be a moment of silence to honor the victims and their families of the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, December 17, 2012

Convenes: 2:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 3:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will begin consideration of H.R.1, the legislative vehicle for the emergency supplemental appropriations bill. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed…

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