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Day February 7, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, February 7, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Grassley amendment #14 (substitute) to S.47, VAWA; Not Agreed to: 34-65   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted H.Con.Res.11, providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the President. Adopted S.Res.27, designating the week of February 4 through 8, 2013, as “National School Counseling Week”.   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS


Roll Call Vote on the Grassley amendment #14

4:02pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Grassley amendment #14 (substitute) to S.47, the Violence Against Women Act; Not Agreed To: 34-65


Agreement on VAWA – 1 Roll Call Vote at 4:00pm

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider amendments to S.47, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). As a result of this agreement, there will be 1 vote at 4:00pm today (Grassley substitute) and the remaining votes will occur next week.   The only first degree amendments in order to the bill are the ones…


Reid Statement On Postmaster General’s Announcement To Suspend Saturday Mail Delivery

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the United States Postmaster General made the decision to suspend mail delivery on Saturdays: “While I question the legality of the Postmaster General’s decision to suspend Saturday mail delivery, this unfortunate scenario could have been wholly prevented if the House had passed the Senate’s bipartisan…


Reid Floor Remarks On The Violence Against Women Act

“It is time for [House] Republican leaders to stop talking about how much they care about women, and start acting to protect women.” “Every day House Republicans stall, another three women will die at the hands of their abusers.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today about the…


Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, February 7, 2013

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.47, the Violence Against Women Act with the time until 12:00pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. Senator-designate Cowan, of Massachusetts, will be sworn in at noon on Thursday. We hope to complete action on the Violence Against…