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Day February 26, 2013

Cloture filed on motion to proceed to S.388, sequester legislation

This evening Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #18, S.388, American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013 and filed cloture on the motion. Senators should expect the cloture vote to occur on Thursday.   The Senate also reached an agreement that the order with respect to the sequester legislation be modified to permit the…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense, upon reconsideration; Invoked: 71-27 2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense; Confirmed: 58-41   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.56,…

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Last vote of the day

The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Hagel nomination

4:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense; Confirmed: 58-41

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4:30pm vote on Hagel nomination

Upon reconsideration, cloture on the Hagel nomination was invoked by a vote of 71-27. The Senate then reached an agreement to yield back remaining post-cloture debate time and at 4:30pm today vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense.

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Reid Floor Remarks On The Sequester And Republicans’ Unprecedented Filibuster Of Secretary Of Defense Nominee

“Senator Hagel is the first nominee for Secretary of Defense to be filibustered in the history of the United States.” “It is critical that Republicans and Democrats come together to find a balanced way to avert these drastic [sequester] cuts.” “Democrats want to work with Republicans to find a balanced, responsible way to reduce the…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Hagel nomination, upon reconsideration

12:00 noon 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; Upon reconsideration, Invoked: 71-27

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel with the time until 12:00pm equally divided and controlled. At 12:00pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion…

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