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Month January 2013

Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be a period of morning business for debate only until 12:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013. Began the Rule 14 process of S.47, the Violence Against Women Act. (Leahy)   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Reid Floor Remarks: Democrats Will Continue Putting Middle Class Families First In The 113th Congress

“It is possible to hold fast to your principles while making the compromises necessary to move our country forward.” “Democrats will hold fast to the guiding principle that a strong middle class – and an opportunity for every American to enter that middle class – is the key to this nation’s success.” “But not a…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 12:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

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Reid Statement On Martin Luther King Day

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on Martin Luther King Day: “In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King led his historic march on Washington, D.C. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial- our nation’s tribute to the Great Emancipator- he spoke of his dream for equality, justice, and fairness for all Americans.…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, January 21, 2013

The Senate stands in recess under the provisions of S.Con.Res.3.  The Senate will meet at 11:30am on Monday, January 21, 2013 for the Joint Session for the Inaugural Ceremonies. The Senate will recess upon conclusion of the Joint Session.

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Statement By Reid Spokesman

Washington, D.C. – The office of Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today from spokesman Adam Jentleson: “It is reassuring to see Republicans beginning to back off their threat to hold our economy hostage. If the House can pass a clean debt ceiling increase to avoid default and allow the United States to meet…

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Reid Statement on White House Proposals to Protect Our Children and Communities from Gun Violence

Searchlight, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after President Obama outlined the recommendations of his task force to protect our children and communities from gun violence:   “I thank the President’s task force for its thoughtful recommendations. I am committed to ensuring that the Senate will consider legislation that addresses gun…

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Reid Statement on Secretary Salazar

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced he will step down from his post: “In my thirty years of service in Congress, I have never worked with a better steward of our nation’s precious natural resources than Ken Salazar. Growing up in his family’s ranch…

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Senate Leaders Urge President Obama To Consider “Any Lawful Steps” To Avoid Default

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leaders sent a letter to President Obama today urging him to consider taking unilateral action to protect America’s economy in the face of continued intransigence and obstruction from Republicans. “In the event that Republicans make good on their threat by failing to act, or by moving unilaterally to pass a…

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