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Month December 2012

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, December 27, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTES 1) Adoption of the Leahy amendment #3437 to H.R.5949, the FISA Reauthorization Act; NOT ADOPTED: 38-52 2) Adoption of the Merkley amendment #3534; NOT ADOPTED: 37-54 3) Adoption of the Paul amendment #3436; NOT ADOPTED: 12-79   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee and passed the following: -         …

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Agreement on Supplemental

On Friday, December 28, when the Senate resumes consideration of H.R.1, the Emergency Supplemental (upon disposition of FISA bill), the Senate will proceed to votes in relation to the amendments to the bill, under the previous order. All remaining time under the previous order with respect to the amendments will be yielded back. There will…

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Amendments to H.R.1, vehicle for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill

The following amendments  have been considered to H.R.1, the legislative vehicle for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill: Inouye amendment #3338 (substitute) withdrawn Inouye amendment #3339 (perfecting) fell Merkley amendment #3367 (disaster relief for agriculture) fell McCain amendment #3355 (strike funding for emergency forest restoration) fell Tester amendment #3350 (wildland fire management) fell Coburn amendment #3371,…

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Now considering the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental

The Senate has resumed consideration of H.R.1, the legislative vehicle for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill.   The Cardin amendment #3393 and the Tester amendment #3350 are pending.   Senator Mikulski announced her intention to have the following additional amendments made pending this evening: – Senator Landrieu to be recognized for up to two minutes…

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Roll Call Vote on Paul amendment #3436

6:27pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Paul amendment #3436 (searches-seizures); Not Agreed To: 12-79

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Roll Call Vote on Merkley amendment #3435

6:07pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Merkley amendment #3435 (declassification of FISA reports); Not Agreed To: 37-54

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Roll Call Vote on Leahy amendment #3427 (substitute)

5:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Leahy amendment #3427 (substitute); Not Agreed To: 38-52

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3 roll call votes at 5:30pm

At 5:30pm tonight, the Senate will proceed to a series of up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the following amendments to H.R.5949, FISA:   -       Leahy #3437 (substitute); -       Merkley #3534 (declassification of FISA court opinions); and -       Paul #3436 (searches and seizures).   There will be 2 minutes for debate between…

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2:30pm today swearing on of Senator-designate Schatz (HI)

Senate-designate Brian Schatz will be sworn in as senator (HI) at 2:30pm today.

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5:30pm votes

The Senate has begun consideration of H.R.5949, FISA Reauthorization. Under the previous order, there will be up to 7 hours for debate on the bill and 30 minutes equally divided on each of the amendments listed below.   – Leahy (Judiciary committee reported substitute); – Merkley (declassification of FISA court opinions); – Paul (4th Amendment…

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