Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Defense" Bill Updates

Nov. 29, 2011
  • The Senate convened at 10am
  • The Senate debated the bill for only an our
  • At 11am, the Senate voted on a cloture to the bill - which would abruptly end debate.
  • The cloture passed and the bill has 30 hours of debate left.
Nov. 30, 2011

  • The Senate is currently debating the bill - you can watch it live on CSPAN2
  • The Senate is currently debating an Menendez-Kirk Amendment (sanctions on Iran)
    • Sen. Lindsey Graham is comparing Iranians to Nazis - He is the most dangerous Congressman to a free America.
      Dec. 1, 2011
      • At 2:00pm the Senate voted on the Feintstein Amendment which would limit who the government could hold indefinitely by not allowing American citizens picked up in America to be held without trial. Amendment failed to pass 45-55
      • The bill passed 97-3

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