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  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #360 Norman L. Eisen to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Czech Republic; Invoked: 70-16 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #501 Mari Carmen Aponte to be...
  • WRAP UP FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011 ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Richard Cordray, of OH, to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Not Invoked: 53-41-1(present) 2)      Reid motion to proceed to S.1944, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.1958, to extend the National Flood Insurance Program until May 31, 2012 by voice vote Adopted S.Res.345, expressing the sense of the Senate on the closure of Umatilla Army Chemical Depot, Oregon. No EXECUTIVE ITEMS
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Caitlyn Halligan to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Not Invoked: 54-45-1 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Unanimous Consent to print H.R.1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, as passed by the Senate...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Edgardo Ramos, of Connecticut, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York; Confirmed: 89-0 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed Calendar #239, S.384, a bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the authority of the United States Postal...
  • SENATE FLOOR WRAP UP FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ROLL CALL VOTES Feinstein amendment #1125 (detainees); Not Agreed To: 45-55 Feinstein amendment #1126 (limitation military authority to detain citizens); Not Agreed To: 45-55 Feinstein amendment #1456 (modification of Feinstein amendment #1126);...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act; Invoked: 88-12 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS 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...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Udall (CO) amendment #1107 to S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act; Not Agreed to: 37-61 2)      Paul amendment #1064;  Not Agreed to: 30-67(60-vote threshold) LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.337, designating December 10, 2011, as "Wreaths Across America Day". Adopted S.Res.338,...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES: 1) Nomination of Christopher Droney, of CT, to be US Circuit Judge for the 2nd Circuit; Confirmed: 88-0 LEGISLATIVE ACTION The Senate began the Rule 14 process on S.1917, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011 (Casey) No EXECUTIVE ACTION
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary Committee and Passed S.1541, a bill to revise the Federal charter for the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. to reflect a change in eligibility requirements for membership. Adopted S.Res.335, honoring the life and legacy of Evelyn H....
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation Appropriations bill; Adopted: 70-30 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.2059, a bill to protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the HELP committee and adopted S.Res.302, a resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Sharon Gleason, of AK, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska; Confirmed: 87-8 2)      Confirmation of Yvonne Rogers, of CA, to be United States District Judge for the District of Northern California; Confirmed: 89-6 LEGISLATIVE...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the HELP Committee and Adopted S.Res.199, supporting the goals and ideals of 'Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week.' Adopted S.Res.322,designating November 2011 as "COPD Awareness Month" EXECUTIVE ITEMS Confirmed all nominations on the Secretary's desk...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      McConnell motion to proceed to S.J.Res.6, Net Neutrality/FCC; Not Agreed to: 46-52 2)      McConnell motion to proceed to S.J.Res.27, Cross Border Air Pollution/EPA; Not Agreed to: 41-56 3)      McCain second degree amendment #928 (the text of S.1720) to the Tester amendment...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.2447, a bill to grant the congressional gold medal to the Montford Point Marines. Adopted S.Res.318, a resolution to authorize the printing of a revised edition of the Senate Rules and Manual. Adopted S.Res.319, a resolution Honoring the life and...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Evan Jonathan Wallach, of NY, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; Confirmed: 99-0 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.315, commending the St. Louis Cardinals on their hard-fought World Series victory. Discharged the Environment and Public...
  • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.312, commending Girl Scouts of the USA on the special occasion of its 52nd annual convention. Adopted S.Res.313, congratulating the University of Washington on its sesquicentennial and recognizing the contributions of the University of Washington to the State of...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Reid motion to proceed to S.1769, the Rebuild America Jobs Act; Not Agreed to: 51-49 (60-vote threshold) 2)      McConnell motion to proceed to S.1786, the Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act; Not Agreed to: 47-53 3)      Confirmation of Scott Wesley Skavdahl, of...
  • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed Calendar #130, S.271, Wallowa conveyance Passed Calendar #131, S.278, Arapaho-Roosevelt NF land exchange Passed Calendar #139, S.535, Leasing in Ft. Pulaski National Monument Passed Calendar #140, S.683, Mantua, Utah, conveyance Passed Calendar #141, S.684, Alta, Utah,...