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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Friday, November 30, 2012


1)      Cardin amendment #3025 (sufficient civilian and contract workforces) to S.3254, the DoD Authorization bill; Not Agreed to: 41-53

2)      Menendez amendment #3232 (Iran Sanctions); Agreed to: 94-0

3)      Nelson (FL) motion to waive Budget point of order with respect to Nelson (FL) amendment #3073 (repeal requirement for reduction of survivor benefits plan survivor annuities by dependency and indemnity compensation); Not Waived: 58-34


Passed S.2170, the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 with a committee-reported substitute amendment and a committee-reported title amendment.

Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.518, Congratulating the Southern Baptist Convention for electing Reverend Fred Luter, Jr., as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, acknowledging Reverend Luter's unique role as the first African American leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, and honoring the commitment of the Southern Baptist Convention to an inclusive faith-based community and society.

Adopted S.Res.605, designating the week beginning November 26, 2012, as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week.

Adopted S.Res.606, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, on December 1, 1812.

Adopted S.Res.607, a resolution relative to the death of the Honorable George McGovern, former United States Senator and Congressman from the State of South Dakota.