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Month January 2013

Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling the second 30 minutes. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, January 28, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Lee amendment #4 (offset) to H.R.152, the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill; Not Agreed to: 35-62 (60 affirmative-vote threshold) 2)      Passage of H.R.152, the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill; Passed: 62-36 (60 affirmative-vote threshold)   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary Committee and adopted S.Res.9, Designating January 2013 as “National…

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of H.R.152, the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appriopriations bill

6:09pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of H.R.152, the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appriopriations bill; Passed: 62-36

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Roll Call Vote on the Lee amendment to H.R.152

5:40pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Lee amendment #4 to H.R.152, the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Appropriations bill; Not Agreed to: 35-62 (60 affirmative-vote threshold)

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Reid Remarks On Common-Sense Immigration Reform

“I applaud [the bipartisan group of eight] Senators for setting partisanship aside to tackle a crucial issue facing our nation. This is a positive first step.” “I pledge that I will do everything in my power as Majority Leader to get a bill across the finish line.” “With bipartisan support building in both houses of…

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Reid Statement On Bipartisan Framework For Common-Sense Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Sen. Harry Reid issued the following statement after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a framework for common-sense immigration reform legislation. The framework includes a path to citizenship and addresses the other aspects of our broken immigration system in a comprehensive fashion: “Fixing our broken immigration system is an urgent priority,…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, January 28, 2013

Convenes: 2:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 4:30pm, the Senate will begin consideration of H.R.152, the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill.  The only amendment in order to the bill is a Lee amendment…

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Reid Statement On Senator Harkin’s Decision Not To Seek Re-Election

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after Senator Tom Harkin announced his decision not to seek re-election: “Senator Tom Harkin is a pillar of the Senate, and our nation has been shaped in countless ways by his work in this institution. “Senator Harkin has been a champion for improving…

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Reid Statement On The Appointment Of Denis McDonough As White House Chief Of Staff

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after President Obama nominated Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough as White House Chief of Staff: “Denis McDonough is an excellent choice for chief of staff. I worked with Denis during his time in the Senate and found him to be a man of…

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Office Of Senator Reid Announces Staff Changes

Washington, D.C.— The office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced two staff changes today. Cathy Koch joined the senator’s staff as Chief Advisor to the Majority Leader, Tax and Economic Policy, and Alex McDonough became Senior Policy Advisor to the Majority Leader for Energy and Environment. Prior to joining Senator Reid’s office, Koch served…

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