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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged Veterans’ Affairs and passed H.R.4057, the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012 with a Murray substitute amendment.   Passed H.R.6029, the Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act with a Kohl-Lee substitute amendment.   Discharged Homeland Security and Government Affairs and passed the…


Cloture filed re: Emergency Supplemental

This evening Senator Leahy withdrew the Leahy substitute amendment #3338 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations), and, as a result, the pending first degree amendments fell along with it. Then Senate Reid offered a new substitute amendment #3395 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations), filled the amendment tree with date change amendments, and filed cloture on the substitute amendment #3395 and…


Recess subject to the call–Coburn amendment modified and divided

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair. We expect to reconvene around 8:30pm.   Prior to the recess, Senator Coburn modified his pending amendment #3371 and then divided his amendment. The divisions are as follows:   Division I (per capita damage indicator) Division II (seriously delinquent tax debt) Division III…


Bingaman amendment #3344 is pending (Palau)

Senator Bingaman has called up amendment #3344 (Approval of 2010 U.S.-Palau Agreement in response to Super Typhoon Bopha).


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Senate stands in adjournment under the provisions of S.Res.624, as a further mark of respect to the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii. Convenes: 9:30am The Senate will convene at 9:30am on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour…