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Day March 20, 2013

Votes delayed until 2:00pm

The previously scheduled votes have been delayed until 2:00pm today. In the meantime, the managers of the bill will continue to work on an agreement to consider additional amendments to the Continuing Appropriations act.   3 roll call votes expected at 2:00pm: –          In relation to Toomey amendment #115 (expect a point of order and…


Reid Remarks: Republicans Blocking Budget Debate

“Republicans were desperate… to have a budget debate… So I was amazed yesterday when Senate Republicans blocked attempts to begin debate on the Senate budget resolution.” “They said they wanted to debate and pass a budget. Well, here was their chance.” “Democrats are willing to… debate the issues. And with the American people on our…


3 roll call votes expected at 11:15am

As a reminder, at 11:15am there will be a series of roll call votes in relation to the Continuing Appropriations act. There may be a request or requests to expand the number of amendments to be considered prior to adoption of the Mikulski-Shelby substitute, but our best guess is that there would be an objection…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.933, the continuing appropriations bill with the time until 11:15am equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 11:15am, there will be 3 roll call votes in relation to…