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Day March 7, 2013

Reid Statement On Senator Carl Levin’s Decision Not To Seek Reelection In 2014

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senator Carl Levin announced he will not seek reelection in 2014. “I’ve had the good fortune of spending thirty-one years in Congress with Carl, one of the finest legislators and human beings I have ever known. Carl’s tireless advocacy for our nation’s…

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Agreement on Taranto and Gordon nominations

At 5:00pm on Monday, March 11, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   -          Executive Calendar #9 Richard Gary Taranto, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; and -          Executive Calendar #17 Andrew Patrick Gordon, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for…

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Agreement to place CR on Calendar of Business

The Senate reached an agreement to place on the Calendar of Business H.R.933, a bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes. We expect to consider the bill next week.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, March 7, 2013 (part 2)

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Executive Calendar #43, John Owen Brennan, of Virginia, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Invoked: 81-16 2)      Confirmation of the Brennan nomination; Confirmed: 63-34   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.71, designating the week of March 4 through March 8, 2013, as “Military…

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of the Brennan nomination

3:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #43, the nomination of John Owen Brennan, of Virginia, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Confirmed: 63-34

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Brennan nomination

3:03pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #43, the nomination of John Owen Brennan, of Virginia, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Invoked: 81-16

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Up to 2 votes at 3:15pm re: Brennan nomination (CIA)

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in up to 2 roll call votes beginning at approximately 3:15pm today. If all time is used at approximately 3:15pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #43, the nomination of John Owen Brennan, of Virginia,…

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Reid Floor Remarks On The Talking Filibuster

“This can be a Senate were ideas are debated in full public view – and obstruction happens in full public view as well. Or it can be a Senate where a small minority obstructs from behind closed doors, without ever coming to the Senate floor.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Session and consideration of Executive Calendar #43, John Owen Brennan, of Virginia, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:00pm for caucus meetings. Prior…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 6 & Thursday, March 7, 2013 (part one)

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #13, Caitlin Joan Halligan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia District; Not Invoked: 51-41   No LEGISLATIVE ITEMS   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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