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  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.2838, an act to reauthorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2013 through 2014, and for other purposes by voice vote. Passed H.R.3783, the Countering Iran in Western Hemisphere Act...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3637, the transaction account guarantee (TAG) extension legislation; Invoked: 76-20 2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #762 John E. Dowdell, of Oklahoma, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.3187, the March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Act. Adopted S.Res.612, a resolution honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable Arlen Specter, distinguished former Senator for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. No EXECUTIVE ITEMS
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Passage of H.R.6156, the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012; 92-4 2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #761, the nomination of Mark E. Walker, of FL, to be United States District Judge for the Northern...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #676, Michael P. Shea, of CT, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut; Confirmed: 72-23 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.3331, Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 with a Kerry amendment by voice...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Adoption of the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; 2/3rds of those present and voting not having voted in the affirmative, the resolution was Not Agreed to: 61-38 2)      McCain amendment #3262, as...
  • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS The Senate began the rule 14 process on H.R.6429, STEM Jobs Act of 2012 (Republican request) EXECUTIVE ITEMS The Senate confirmed the following nominations: ARMY #921 to be Brigadier General-Colonel John H. Hort #922 to be Major General-Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Jr. #923 to be...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 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...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Cornyn amendment #3158 (vets backlog) to S.3254, the DoD Authorization bill; Agreed To: 95-0 2)      Hagan amendment #3095 (biofuel refinery); Agreed To: 54-41 3)      Merkley amendment #3096 (Afghanistan); Agreed To: 62-33 4)      Gillibrand amendment #3058, modified...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (biofuels) to S.3254, the DoD Authorization Act; Agreed to: 62-37 2)      Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officers' Improvement); Agreed to: 85-11 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.1998, the DHS Audit Requirement Target Act of 2012 with a...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Treaty Document #112-7, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Agreed to: 61-36 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.3642, the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012. Adopted S.Res.602, designating 2012-2013 as...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Tester motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Tester substitute amendment #2875 to S.3525, the Sportsmen's Act; Not Waived: 50-44 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary committee and passed H.R.6063, the Child Protection Act of 2012. Began the Rule 14 process...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.3525, the Sportsmen's Act of 2012; Invoked: 84-12 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.1440, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act with a committee-reported substitute amendment and an Alexander amendment by voice vote. Passed H.R.6570, an Act to amend the...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, upon reconsideration; Not Invoked: 51-47 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.6118, the Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012 (TEST Act). Passed H.R.6131, a bill to extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to proceed to S.3525, the Sportsmen's Act; Adopted: 92-5 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Veterans' Affairs Committee and passed H.R.4114, the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012. Concurred in the House message to accompany S.743, the...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Passage of S.3576, A bill to provide limitations on United States assistance (60-vote threshold); Not Passed: 10-81 2)      Passage of S.J.Res.41, A joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the nuclear program of the Government of the Islamic Republic of...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to proceed to H.J.Res.117, the continuing resolution; Agreed to: 67-31 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of S.3607, to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. (Hoeven) Completed the Rule 14 process of S.3576, Limitation on Foreign Assistance. (Paul) EXECUTIVE...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 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 LEGISLATIVE...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.3552, to reauthorize the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Passed S.J.Res.44, a joint resolution granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding. Adopted...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to proceed to S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act; Agreed to: 84-8 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.6336, an Act to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to accept a statue depicting Frederick Douglas from the District of Columbia and to provide for the permanent...