Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 30, 2011ROLL CALL VOTE
1) Motion to invoke cloture on S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act; Invoked: 88-12
Concurred in the House Message to accompany H.R.394, the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011.
Adopted S.Res.341, designating the first full week of December in 2011 as "National Christmas Tree Week"
Began the Rule 14 process of S.J.Res.30, Extending the cooling-off period under section 10 of the Railway Labor Act with respect to the dispute referred to in Executive Order No. 13586 of October 6, 2011. (Reid)
Began the Rule 14 process of S.J.Res.31, Applying certain conditions to the dispute referred to in Executive Order 13586 of October 6, 2011, between the enumerated freight rail carriers, common carriers by rail in interstate commerce, and certain of their employees represented by labor organizations that have not agreed to extend the cooling-off period under section 10 of the Railway Labor Act beyond 12:01 a.m. on December 6, 2011. (Reid)
Began the Rule 14 process of S.J.Res.32, To provide for the resolution of the outstanding issues in the current railway labor-management dispute. (Enzi)
Began the Rule 14 process of S.1930, the Earmark Elimination Act of 2011. (Toomey)
Began the Rule 14 process of S.1931, to provide payroll tax relief, to reduce the Federal Budget deficit and for other purposes (Heller)
Began the Rule 14 process of S.1932, To require the Secretary of State to act on a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. (Lugar)
No EXECUTIVE ITEMS