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Day February 14, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, February 14, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense; Not Invoked: 58-40-1   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.21, designating February 14, 2013, as “National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care” with a Lautenberg amendment. Adopted…

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Agreement regarding sequestration bills

The Senate reached an agreement that on either Monday, February 25th or Tuesday, February 26th, the Majority Leader and the Republican Leader each be permitted to introduce a bill to replace the sequester required under the Budget Control Act. Further, if a Leader introduces such legislation, his bill would be placed directly on the Legislative…

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Agreement on Bacharach nomination–5:30pm Monday vote

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Bacharach nomination. At 5:00pm on Monday, February 25, the Senate will turn to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, with the time until 5:30pm equally divided and controlled between the…

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Reid Statement On Unprecedented Republican Filibuster Of Hagel Nomination

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel to be Defense Secretary from receiving an up-or-down vote, continuing the first-ever filibuster of a Defense Secretary nominee. The vote was 58-40 with one Senator voting present: “In a time of war and threats…

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Reid enters motion to reconsider failed cloture vote on Hagel nomination

Cloture on the Hagel nomination failed 58-40, 1 voting present (Hatch). The vote would have been 59-39, 1-present, but for procedural reasons Senator Reid changed his vote to no in order to enter the motion to reconsider. Senators should expect to reconsider the failed cloture vote to occur Tuesday morning, February 26, and a vote…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Hagel nomination

4:17pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense; Not Invoked: 58-40, 1 voting present

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4:15pm cloture vote on Hagel nomination

The Senate has reached an agreement to have the cloture vote on the Hagel nomination at 4:15pm today. The time until 4:15pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 4:15pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar…

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Reid Statement On Republicans Mounting Full-Scale Filibuster Of Hagel Nomination

“Senate Republicans have made it clear they intend to mount a full-scale filibuster, and block the Senate from holding a final passage vote on Senator Hagel’s nomination.” Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after being informed by Republican leadership that they would mount a full-scale filibuster and block Senator Hagel’s…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, February 14, 2013

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume Executive Session and the consideration of Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense. During Wednesday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the Hagel nomination.  The cloture vote is expected on Friday, February 15, 2013.

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