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Day January 24, 2013

Reid Statement On Rules Reform

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement tonight after the Senate passed a package of reforms to ease legislative gridlock: “Today, we took steps towards ending gridlock in the Senate, and making this body a more efficient place while still respecting the rights of the minority. Americans of all political stripes…

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Agreement to consider H.R.152, Hurricane Sandy supplemental

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Hurricane Sandy emergency supplemental appropriations bill on Monday. As a result of the agreement, there will be 2 roll call votes at 5:30pm Monday. Those votes will be in relation to the Lee amendment and passage of the bill, as amended, if amended.   The agreement…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, January 24, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Adoption of S.Res.15, a resolution providing a Standing Order to improve procedures for the consideration legislation and nominations in the Senate; Adopted: 78-16 2)      Adoption of S.Res.16, a resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate relative to conference motions and bipartisan cloture motions on the motion to proceed; Adopted: 86-9…

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of S.Res.16, Reid-McConnell rules change

8:19pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of S.Res.16, a resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate relative to conference motions and bipartisan cloture motions on the motion to proceed (2/3 of those voting-affirmative threshold); Adopted: 86-9

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Roll Call Vote on S.Res. 15, Reid-Levin-McCain rules change

7:55pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of S.Res.15, a resolution providing a Standing Order to improve procedures for the consideration legislation and nominations in the Senate (60-affirmative vote threshold), as amended, if amended; Adopted: 78-16

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2 roll call votes at 7:55pm- Rules changes

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in 4 votes at 7:55pm (2 voice votes and 2 roll calls).   As a result of this agreement, Senators should expect 2 voice votes and 2 roll call votes in relation to the items listed below to begin at 7:55pm this evening.   –          S.Res.5, a…

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Recess until 2:00pm

The Senate stands in recess until 2:00pm.   This afternoon we will continue to work on an agreement to consider resolutions relating to changes to the rules and standing orders and an agreement to consider the Hurricane Sandy supplemental appropriations.   Another message will be sent when any agreements are reached.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, January 24, 2013

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 12:00pm with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling the second 30 minutes.

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