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Day December 21, 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Friday, December 21, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.4310, the National Defense Authorization Act; adopted: 81-14 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on the Reid amendment #3395 (substitute) to H.R.1, the legislative vehicle for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill; invoked: 91-1 3)      Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Reid…

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FISA Reauthorization Agreement

The Senate has reached an agreement that notwithstanding cloture having been invoked and at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republicans Leader, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #510, J.R.5949. The only first degree amendments in order to the bill are the following:   –         …

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Roll Call Vote on Mikulski motion to waive Toomey Budget point of order

4:03pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Mikulski motion to waive the Toomey point of order. Not Waived: 57-34 This will be the last vote of the week. Senator should expect the next roll call vote to occur as early as noon on Thursday, December 27.

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Agreement on Emergency Supplemental Appropriations

The Senate has reached an agreement on amendments to the Supplemental Appropriations that results in up to 2 roll call votes now. The first vote will be on the motion to invoke cloture on Reid substitute amendment #3395 (Supplemental Appropriations). If cloture is invoked and Senator Toomey raises a point of order, the next vote…

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Now Voting on cloture on Supplemental Appropriations

3:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Reid substitute amendment #3395 (Supplemental) to H.R.1; Invoked: 91-1

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Reid Statement On Kerry Nomination

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to be the next Secretary of State: “Few people are as qualified as Sen. John Kerry to represent and defend our national interests abroad at a time when international cooperation is more vital than ever to our national security…

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of the NDAA conference report

2:06pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.4310, the National Defense Authorization Act; Adopted: 81-14

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2:20pm vote on NDAA Conference Report

At approximately 2:20pm today the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to adopt the conference report to accompany H.R.4310, the National Defense Authorization Act.   Following the vote, the Senate will resume consideration of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill. We are working on an agreement to consider amendments to Supplemental.…

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Reid Statement On The Status Of Budget Negotiations

“Any comprehensive solution to the looming fiscal cliff will need to be a bipartisan solution.” “It’s time for the Speaker and all Republicans to return to the negotiating table. It’s time for Republicans to work with us to find the middle ground.” “In the meantime, the Speaker should bring the middle-class tax cut passed by…

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Reid Eulogy For Senator Daniel Inouye: To Everything A Season

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a eulogy for the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye Friday at the Washington National Cathedral. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: As the tragic events of recent days remind us, often when death visits, it comes too soon. A plane crash takes a parent…

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