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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.388,…

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Agreement re: sequester bills

Senator McConnell obtained consent that the Inhofe-Toomey bill at the desk be considered as the bill that qualifies for introduction under the previous order. He then moved to proceed to S.16, Sequester replacement, and filed cloture on the motion.   The Senate then reached an agreement that results in 2 stacked roll call votes in…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #26, Jacob J. Lew, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury; Confirmed: 71-26   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.307, a bill to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and…

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Reid Statement On Confirmation Of Jack Lew As Treasury Secretary

Washington, D.C.— Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Jack Lew as the nation’s Treasury Secretary. Lew is a former head of the Office of Management and Budget under President Clinton and served as President Obama’s Chief of Staff. “Jack Lew is an outstanding public servant with the experience and…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Lew nomination (Treasury)

5:38pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #26, the nomination of Jacob J. Lew, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury; Confirmed: 71-26

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3:35pm vote on confirmation of Lew nomination

There will now be 10 minutes for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the Lew nomination. If all times is used, the vote would begin at approximately 5:37pm.

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Reid Remarks At The Rosa Parks Statue Unveiling

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke at the unveiling of a statue of Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks in National Statuary Hall in the Unites States Capitol. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. One hundred years after Rosa Parks was born – and more than half a century after she…

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Agreement on Lew nomination

The Senate has turned to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #26, the nomination of Jacob Lew, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury. There will now be up to 8 hours for debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling the second 30 minutes. The nomination of Jacob Lew to be Treasury Secretary was reported out of…

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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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