March 27, 2012 04:27 PM

Cloture not invoked on MTP to Postal Reform/cloture filed on Repeal Oil and Gas Tax Subsidy bill/moved to proceed to Buffet Rule

Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill, was not invoked 51-46. Senator Reid changed his vote to no and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote.

The Senate then resumed consideration of S.2204, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies bill. Senator Reid then filled the amendment tree and filed cloture on the bill. We expect the cloture vote on the bill to occur Thursday.

Senator Reid then moved to proceed to Legislative Calendar #339, S.2230, the Paying a Fair Share Act (Buffet Rule).