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Day February 28, 2013

Agreement on Committee funding resolution

On Tuesday, March 5th, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #20, S.Res.64, a resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. The only amendment in order…

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Agreement on Chen and Failla nominations

At 5:00pm on Monday, March 4 the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #15 and #16. There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form prior to votes on confirmation of the nominations. At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations: -          Executive…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, February 28, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the McConnell motion to proceed to S.16, to provide for a sequester replacement; Not Invoked: 38-62 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on the Reid motion to proceed to S.388, the American Family Economic Protection Act; Not Invoked: 51-49   No LEGISLATIVE ITEMS   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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cloture re: sequestration votes failed; Reid entered motion to reconsider failed cloture vote on his motion; next vote Monday @ 5:30pm

Cloture on the McConnell motion to proceed to S.16, a bill to provide for sequestration replacement (Inhofe bill), was not invoked by a roll call vote of 38-62.   Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.388, American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013 (Mikulski-Murray-Reid bill), was not invoked by a roll call vote of…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on motion to proceed to S.388, sequester replacement

2:57pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.388, American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013; Not Invoked: 51-49 (Senator Reid entered motion to reconsider failed vote)

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Roll Call Vote on motion to proceed to S.16, Sequester replacement

2:32 The Senate began a roll call vote on McConnell motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.16, a bill for sequester replacement; Not Invoked: 38-62

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Hatch request to vote on motion to commit

Senator Hatch asked unanimous consent that following the two cloture votes today, it be in order for him to make a motion to commit S.388, American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013, to the Finance Committee, the text of which is at the desk, and the Senate proceed to vote immediately on the motion without…

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2:30pm votes re: Sequester replacement bills

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of 2 roll call votes at 2:30pm today. Under the agreement, it is in order for the Republican Leader to move to proceed to S.16. The time until 2:30 is equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.   The 2:30pm roll call…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Sequester

“Instead of replacing the pain of the sequester with something smarter and more reasonable, [the Republican] plan would embrace these devastating cuts.” “Republicans should give Congress true flexibility – flexibility to cut wasteful subsidies, flexibility to close unnecessary tax loopholes and flexibility to ask the richest of the rich to contribute a little more.” “As…

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Republicans object to majority vote thersholds on passage of 3 sequester bills

This morning Senator Ayotte asked unanimous consent that the Senate vote on the motion to proceed to her alternative sequester bill, which is at the desk.   Senator Reid countered by asking that the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the Inhofe bill (S.16), the Ayotte-McCain-Graham bill, which is at the desk; and the…

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