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Day February 12, 2013

Reid Statement On State Of The Union Address

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Barack Obama concluded his fifth State of the Union Address: “President Obama delivered a clear vision for strengthening the middle class and creating a foundation for long-term growth. The President outlined an agenda in which fairness is not just a principle for…

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Reid Announces Updated Committee Assignments For The 113Th Congress

Washington, D.C. – Following approval by the Democratic Steering Committee, the Senate approved updated committee assignments for Democratic senators in the 113th Congress. A list of the updated assignments is below. Updated Committee Democratic Assignments for the 113th Congress (New members in italics) COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION, AND FORESTRY: Ms. Stabenow (Chairman), Mr. Leahy, Mr.…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Leahy amendment #21, as modified (trafficking victims) to S.47, the Violence Against Women Act; Agreed to: 93-5 2)      Portman amendment #10 (sex trafficking victims); Agreed to: 100-0 3)      Coburn amendment #15 (consolidate DOJ programs); Not Agreed to: 46-53 4)      Coburn amendment #16 (STD testing for sexual assault defendants); Not Agreed to:…

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Reid Floor Remarks On State Of The Union Address

“Although the economy is not back to full strength and there are still too many Americans out of work, we have made solid progress in the last four years.” “We must build on this progress, fostering a lasting recovery that ensures Americans’ successes are determined by the strength of their will and not the size…

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of S.47, VAWA

2:39pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.47, the Violence Against Women Act; Passed: 78-22

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Roll Call Vote on the Coburn amendment #16

2:19pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Coburn amendment #16 (STD testing for sexual assault defendants); Not Agreed to: 43-57

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Roll Call Vote on the Coburn amendment #15

12:19pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Coburn amendment #15 (consolidate DOJ programs); Not Agreed: 46-53

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Roll Call Vote on the Portman amendment #10

11:59am The Senate began a roll call vote on the Portman amendment #10 (sex trafficking); Agreed to: 100-0

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Roll Call Vote on the Leahy amendment #21, as modified

11:30am The Senate began a roll call vote on the Leahy amendment #21, as modified (human trafficking) to S.47, the Violence Against Women Act; Agreed to: 93-5

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Votes moved to 11:30am, 2 votes at 2:15pm, Leahy amendment modified

The previously scheduled series of votes will now begin at 11:30am. Upon disposition of the Coburn amendment #15, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm for the weekly caucus meetings.  At 2:15pm, the Senate will resume the voting sequence. All votes after the vote on the Leahy amendment will be 10 minutes in duration, including the…

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