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Day March 5, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Paul amendment #25 (strike funding for National Security Working Group) to S.Res.64, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013; Not Agreed to: 44-55   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.64, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate…

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Senate in Executive Session considering Halligan nomination

The Senate is in Executive Session debating Executive Calendar #13, the nomination of Caitlin Halligan, of New York to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia. As a reminder, yesterday Senator Reid filed cloture on the nomination. At this point, that vote is expected to occur tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6. Another message…

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Roll Call Vote on Paul amendment #25(National Security Working Group)

12:23pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Paul amendment #25 (National Security Working Group) to S.Res.64, a resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the period of March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013.

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Reid Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Judicial Nominee Caitlin Halligan

“President Obama’s judicial nominees have waited, on average, three to four times longer to be confirmed than those nominated by President George W. Bush.” “If my Republican colleagues choose to filibuster [Caitlin] Halligan’s confirmation a second time, their naked partisanship will be exposed.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate…

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Reid, Mccain, Cowan And King Introduce Legislation To Pardon Boxing Legend Jack Johnson

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), John McCain (R-AZ), William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) and U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY) today introduced a resolution to pardon the first African American heavyweight boxing champion, John Arthur “Jack” Johnson. The legislation calls on the President to posthumously pardon the boxing legend, who was wronged with a racially…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 11:45am with time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling the second 30 minutes. Following…

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