September 19, 2012 07:26 PM

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, September 19, 2012


1)      Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Murray substitute amendment #2789 to S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act: Not Waived: 58-40

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.117, Continuing Resolution: Invoked: 76-22


Adopted S.Res.562, designating the week beginning September 10, 2012 and ending on September 14, 2012 as "National Health Information Technology Week" to recognize the value of health information technology in improving health quality.

Adopted S.Res.563, Designating December 3, 2012, as "National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day".

Adopted S.Res.564, designating the month of October 2012 as "National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month".

Adopted S.Res.565, expressing support for the designation of October 20, 2012, as the "National Day on Writing".

Adopted S.Res.566, designating September 29, 2012, as "National Estuaries Day".

Adopted S.Res.567, Honoring the life and career of George Hickman.

Adopted S.Res.568, designating the week of September 16, 2012, as "National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week".

Adopted S.Res.569, Designating the week beginning October 21, 2012, as "National Character Counts Week".

Adopted S.Res.570, Designating November 8, 2012, as "National Parents as Teachers Day".

Discharged the Foreign Relations Committee and adopted S.Res.557, a resolution honoring the contributions of Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari as Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and in promoting the legitimate rights and aspirations of the Tibetan people.

Began the Rule 14 process of S.3576, Limitation on Foreign Assistance. (Paul)

Completed the Rule 14 process of H.R.5949, the FISA Amendments Extension Act.  (Republican request)