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Day March 19, 2013

3 votes at 11:15am re: Continuing Appropriations

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in 3 roll call votes at 11:15am tomorrow. Those votes will be in relation to the following items:   –          Toomey amendment #115 (expect a point of order and motion to waive with 60-vote threshold); –          Mikulski-Shelby substitute amendment #26, as amended (majority vote threshold); and –         …


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.81, commemorating March 19, 2013, as the 40th anniversary of National Ag Day.   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS


Senator Moran objects votes on amendments and passage of CR and to begin consideration of Budget resolution

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that the Senate vote in relation to the amendments listed below and the Senate complete action on the Continuing Appropriations bill.   –          Mikulski-Shelby #98, as modified (60-vote threshold) –          Pryor-Blunt #82 (60-vote threshold); –          Toomey #115 (60-vote threshold); –          Mikulski-Shelby substitute #26; –          Passage of H.R.933, Continuing Appropriations.  …


Reid Floor Remarks on the Senate Democratic Budget Resolution

“The Senate budget… reflects Democratic values. And it honors the belief that success doesn’t trickle down from the top; it grows out from the middle class.” “The Ryan Republican budget introduced earlier this week reflects an entirely different set of priorities – skewed priorities Americans have rejected time and again.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader…


Reid Floor Remarks on the Death of Seven Marines in an Explosion Near Hawthorne Army Depot

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding an explosion near the Hawthorne Army Depot that killed seven Marines and injured several others. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Late last night, seven United States Marines were killed and several others were injured by an explosion during…


Continuting Appropriations and concurrent resolution on the Budget

This morning the Senate resumed consideration of the Mikulski-Shelby substitute amendment #26 to H.R.933, Continuing Appropriations, post-cloture. If all time is used, the 30 hours of post-cloture debate time on the substitute would expire at 12:48am on Wednesday, March 20. At that time, the question would be on the substitute amendment. We could either agree…


Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.933, the continuing appropriations bill. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. All time during adjournment, recess and morning business will count post-cloture on the…