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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, December 27, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of H.R.5949, FISA Reauthorization, at which point Senator Wyden will be recognized. The next roll call vote will be at 5:30pm on Thursday, December 27th in relation to the FISA bill or the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill.

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Statement By Reid Spokesman

Washington, D.C. – In response to a statement from House Republican leaders, Adam Jentleson, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement: “House Republicans pushed middle class families closer to the cliff by wasting an entire week with their incompetent ‘Plan B’ stunt. It is time for House Republicans to put middle class…

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Pro Forma 12:00pm

The Senate will convene at 12:00pm on Monday, December 24, 2012 for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.

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Reid Statement On Hawaii Senate Seat

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: “With the passing of my dear friend Senator Daniel Inouye, I have asked the governor of Hawaii to appoint Senator Inouye’s successor with due haste. It is critically important to ensure that the people of Hawaii are fully represented in the pivotal decisions…

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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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