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Day March 6, 2013

Paul request to vote on drone resolution

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined tomorrow, Thursday, March 7, the Senate proceed to vote on adoption of a Senate resolution relating to the use of drones and that upon disposition of the resolution, the Senate turn to the Brennan nomination or are allowed to proceed to a vote.…

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No more votes today; Senator Paul objects to consideration of Brennan nomination

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #13, the nomination of John Brennan, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; that the cloture motion at the desk be reported; there be 90 minutes for debate on the nomination, with Senator Feinstein controlling 30 minutes, Senator Chambliss controlling 30…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Violence In Syria, Republican Obstruction Of Brennan Nomination

“President Assad should understand the world is watching his every action. And we will not tolerate his unforgiveable slaughter of innocent civilians, including through the potential future use of chemical weapons.” “[John Brennan’s] extensive intelligence background and executive experience uniquely qualify him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.” “Unfortunately, the confirmation process has focused too…

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Reid enters motion to reconsider failed cloture vote–additional votes re: Brennan nomination possible today

Cloture on Executive Calendar #13, the nomination of Caitlin Joan Halligan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, was not invoked 51-41. Senator Reid changed his vote to no and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote.   The Leaders are working on an agreement…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Halligan nomination

10:44am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #13, the nomination of Caitlin Joan Halligan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Not Invoked: 51-41

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #13, Caitlin Joan Halligan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia District with the time until 10:30am equally divided…

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