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Day March 13, 2013

Cloture filed on CR–1pm Thursday filing deadline

This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on the Mikulski-Shelby substitute amendment #26, as modified, and the underlying bill, H.R.933, the Continuing Resolution. However, we hope to reach an agreement to complete action on the bill without cloture.   The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the substitute and underlying bill is 1:00pm tomorrow, Thursday,…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 13, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Cruz amendment #30 (defund the Affordable Care Act) to H.R.933, the continuing appropriations bill; Not Agreed to: 45-52 2)      McCain amendment #33 (Guam) Not Tabled: 48-50   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.76, Designating room S-126 of the United States Capitol as the “Senator Daniel K. Inouye Room” in recognition of his service…

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No more votes today

There will be no further roll call votes during Wednesday’s session of the Senate.

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Inhofe amendment #26 (EPA rule-farmers) is pending

The McCain amendment #33 was not tabled 48-50 and was then adopted by voice vote.   Senator Inhofe then asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up amendment #29 (Farms-EPA oil spill and prevention rule). Senator Boxer reserved her right to set aside the pending amendment unless Senator Inhofe…

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Roll Call Vote on motion to table McCain amendment #33 (Guam)

5:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Durbin motion to table McCain amendment #33 (Guam and grant authority); Not Tabled: 48-50, Agreed to by voice vote

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5:30pm vote in relation to McCain amendment

The time until 5:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between Senators McCain and Durbin, or their designees. At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the McCain amendment #33.   The McCain amendment #33 strikes $13 million for construction of a regional public health laboratory and $106.4 million for civilian water…

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McCain amendment #33 (Guam) is pending

Senator McCain has offered amendment #33 (strikes certain DoD Operation and Maintenance grants to Guam).   Votes are possible in relation to the Harkin amendment #53 (Labor-HHS) and McCain amendment #33 (strikes certain DoD Operation and Maintenance grants to Guam) in the not too distant future. Another message will be sent if and when an…

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DPCC Releases National And State-By-State Data Detailing The Gop Budget’s Disastrous Impact On Seniors – Millions Would Pay More For Rx Drugs, Preventive Care

GOP Budget Gives Wealthy More Tax Breaks But Could Raise Each Senior’s Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs by $5,900 GOP Plan Would Force Seniors to Pay $2.5 Billion More In Prescription Drugs Next Year Alone By Reopening Drug ‘Donut Hole’ New State-By-State Reports Showing Devastating Local Impact on Seniors Found Here Washington, D.C. – Today, the…

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Harking amendment #53 (Labor-HHS flexibility)

Senator Harkin has called up amendment #53 (Labor-HHS flexibility). The Harkin amendment replaces the Labor-HHS division of the CR/omnibus with the text of the full Labor-HHS appropriations bill.

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Roll Call Vote on the Cruz amendment #30

2:02pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Cruz amendment #30 (defund Obamacare) Not Agreed to: 45-52

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