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Month January 2013

Agreement to consider Debt Limit bill, H.R.325

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider H.R.325, the debt limit legislation. The agreement results in up to 6 roll call votes tomorrow (4 amendments, 1 motion, and passage of the bill). We expect to have one vote at approximately 12:15pm and the remaining votes at 2:15pm. The amendments and motion are subject to…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary Committee and adopted S.Res.13, Congratulating the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for 100 years of service to communities throughout the United Stated and the world, and commending Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for its promotion of sisterhood, scholarship, and service. Adopted S.Res.22, Recognizing…

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Morning Business extended until 3:00pm

The period for morning business has been extended until 3pm. We hope to be able to lock in an agreement to consider H.R.325, an Act to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other purposes (Debt Limit). Another message will be sent…

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Reid Floor Remarks Honoring Senator John Kerry

“Senator Kerry said at his confirmation hearing that the Senate is in his blood, and that is true. As he represents America’s interests around the world, his experience in this chamber will serve him and this country well.” “No one is better qualified than John Kerry to continue the exceptional work of Secretary of State…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for two hours with Senators permitted to speak therein for up 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first hour and the Republicans controlling the second hour. At 2:30pm, Senator Kerry will be recognized for up to 30…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1, the nomination of John F. Kerry, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of State; Confirmed: 94-3-1   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary Committee and adopted S.Res.14, Raising awareness and encouraging prevention of stalking by designating January 2013 as “National Stalking Awareness Month”. Adopted S.Res.20, Designating Chairman of…

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Reid Statement On President Obama’s Immigration Speech

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama delivered an address on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas: “President Obama offered a clear vision of the steps we need to take to fix our broken immigration system, and made clear that he stands ready to work with…

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of Kerry Nomination

4:03pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1, the nomination of John Forbes Kerry, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of State; Confirmed: 94-3-1 (present)

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Agreement to consider Kerry nomination–approx. 4:15pm vote

At 2:15pm today, the Senate will turn to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #1, the nomination of John Kerry, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of State. There will be 2 hours for debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form. Upon the use or yielding back of time the Senate will proceed to…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Pay Equality

“Four years ago today, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act… the single greatest legislative step to ensure women have every chance to be full, equal participants in the workforce since the Equal Pay Act of 1963.” “It’s simply not fair that any woman working the same hours in the same job should…

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