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  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to waive Rule 28 (availability) with respect to the conference report to accompany H.R.4348 (60-vote threshold); Waived: 72-22 2)      Motion to waive Rule 28 (scope of conference) with respect to the conference report to accompany H.R.4348 (60-vote threshold); Waived:...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.514, commemorating the victory of Loyola University Maryland in the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse National Championship. Completed the Rule 14 process of S.3342, a bill to improve information security and for other purposes. (McCain and...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.511, commending the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes Softball Team for winning the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Softball Championship. Adopted S.Res.512, recognizing the 100th anniversary of Rice University. Began the...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.3187; Invoked: 89-3 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.503, designating June 2012 as "National Aphasia Awareness Month" and supporting efforts to increase awareness of aphasia. Adopted S.Res.504,...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Boxer amendment #2456 (aerial inspections)(60-vote threshold) to S.3240, the Farm bill; Not Agreed To: 47-48 2)      Johanns amendment #2372 (aerial inspections)(60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 56-43 3)      Toomey amendment #2247 (water notifications)(60-vote threshold);...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      McConnell motion to proceed to S.J.Res.37, a joint resolution of disapproval regarding EPA's Mercury Air and Toxics Standards; not agreed to: 46-53 2)      DeMint amendment #2273 (broadband) to S.3240, the Farm bill; Not Agreed To: 20-79 3)      Merkley amendment #2382...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Ayotte amendment #2192 (value added grants) to S.3240, the Farm bill; Not Agreed To: 38-61 2)      Snowe amendment #2190 (milk marketing order reform); Agreed To: 66-33 3)      Grassley amendment #2167 (pay cap marketing loans); Agreed To: 75-24 4)      Brown (OH) amendment...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #612, the nomination of Mary Geiger Lewis, of SC, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; Confirmed: 64-27 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Agreed to a Snowe amendment to the preamble of S.Res.488, a resolution commending the...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #501, the nomination of Mari Carmen, Aponte, of the District of Columbia, to the Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, upon reconsideration; Invoked: 62-37 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted H.Con.Res.128: a concurrent resolution...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Reid motion to table the Reid 2nd degree amendment #2393, which is text of Shaheen amendment #2160(Sugar) to the Reid amendment #2392 to S.3240, the Farm bill ; Tabled: 50-46 2)      Reid motion to table the Reid amendment #2392 (SNAP); Tabled: 65-33 No LEGISLATIVE ITEMS No...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.491, commending the participants in the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad and recognizing the importance of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to the future of the United States. Adopted S.Res.492,...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #607, Andrew Hurwitz, of AZ, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit; Invoked: 60-31 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.436, an act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3240, the Farm bill; Invoked: 90-8 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharge the Agriculture committee and passed S.3261, a bill to allow the Chief of the Forest Service to award certain contracts for large air tankers. Passed H.R.5883,...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #610, Jeffrey J. Helmick, of OH, to be United State District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio; Confirmed: 62-36 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.484, designating June 7, 2012, as "National Hunger Awareness Day". Adopted S.Res.485, a...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act; Not Invoked: 52-47 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.2061, to provide for an exchange of land between the Department of Homeland Security and the South Carolina State Ports Authority with...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of Timothy S. Hillman, of MA, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts; Confirmed: 88-1 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the HELP committee and adopted S.Res.462, recognizing National Foster Care...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Bingaman amendment #2111 (generic filings) (60-vote threshold) to S.3187, the FDA user fees bill; Not Agreed to: 28-67 2)      Murkowski amendment #2108 (genetically engineered salmon) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed to: 46-50 3)      Harkin motion to table Paul amendment...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Banking committee and passed S.2367, a bill to strike the word "lunatic" from Federal law, and for other purposes. Passed H.R.4097, the John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2012. Completed the Rule 14 process of S.3220, the Paycheck...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act. (Mikulski and others) Began the Rule 14 process of S.3221, the Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees Act. (Rubio and others) No EXECUTIVE ITEMS
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #552, Paul J. Watford, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit; Confirmed: 61-34 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.468, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to childhood stroke and...