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Day March 18, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, March 18, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the Mikulski-Shelby substitute amendment #26, as modified, to H.R.933, the continuing appropriations bill; Invoked: 63-35   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.66, A resolution designating the first week of April 2013 as “National Asbestos Awareness Week”. Adopted S.Res.79, supporting the goals and ideals…


No more votes tonight

Cloture on the Mikulski-Shelby substitute amendment to H.R.933, Continuing Appropriations, was invoked by a vote of 63-35. There will now be up to 30 hours for debate on the substitute. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.


Roll Call Vote on cloture on Mikulski-Shelby amendment #26 (substitute) to H.R.933, Continuing Appropriations

6:10pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Mikulski-Shelby amendment #26 (substitute) to H.R.933, Continuing Appropriations; Invoked: 63-35


Republicans object to finite list of amendments to Continuing Appropriations

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to withdraw the two cloture motions, the Senate consider a series of amendments to the Continuing Appropriations bill, and then proceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended. Senator Ayotte objected. Senator Ayotte objected because amendment #46 (strikes $380 million in missile defense program) was not included in…


Reid Statement on Nomination of Thomas Perez to Head Labor Department

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Barack Obama nominated Thomas Perez to be the nation’s next Labor Secretary. Perez currently serves as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice: “I applaud President Obama for nominating Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department. Perez…


Reid Floor Remarks On The Status Of The Continuing Resolution

“There is still hope that we could vote on a limited number of amendments and move to final passage of this bill tonight.” “One way or another, we will move forward with this bill today.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the status of negotiations on amendments…


Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, March 18, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, March 18, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.933, the continuing appropriations bill. The filing deadline for all 2nd degree amendments to the Mikulski-Shelby substitute amendment #26 and H.R.933 is 4:30pm on Monday. The managers of the bill will work on…