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Month February 2013

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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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of the nomination of Executive Calendar #8, William J. Kayatta, Jr., of Maine, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit; Confirmed: 88-12   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.31, Celebrating Black History Month. Adopted S.Res.32, Congratulating the North Dakota State University football team for winning the 2012 NCAA Division…

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Cloture filed on Hagel nomination

After a conversation with Senator McConnell and Senator Inhofe, it became clear to Senator Reid that Republicans are not willing to enter into an agreement for consideration of Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense. In order to move the process along, Senator Reid filed cloture…

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Roll Call Vote on Kayatta nomination

2:26pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Executive Calendar #8, the nomination of William J. Kayatta, Jr., of Maine, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit; Confirmed: 88-12

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Agreement to consider Kayatta nomination–2:30pm vote on confirmation

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider Executive Calendar #8, the nomination of William J. Kayatta, of Maine, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit. At 2:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and debate the nomination for up to 30 minutes, with the time equally divided and controlled between…

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Reid Statement On Cybersecurity Executive Order

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on President Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order: “I applaud the President for taking decisive action to improve our nation’s defenses against cyber attacks. The President’s new Executive Order will significantly advance cybersecurity in the networks of our nation’s critical infrastructure, and will facilitate more…

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Reid Floor Remarks On The State Of The Union Address

“The President’s agenda calls for common-sense investments in our future – investments that will breathe new life into a struggling middle class.” “But our efforts to restore prosperity will mean little unless Congress acts immediately to deal with arbitrary, across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect next month.” “Later this week, Democrats will introduce a…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the second 30 minutes We hope to begin debate on Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Senator Hagel to be Secretary of Defense on Wednesday.

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