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Day April 15, 2013

Bipartisan Legislation Would Strengthen Background Checks

At a press conference on Thursday, April 11, 2013, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) unveiled bipartisan legislation to strengthen and enhance background checks for new purchasers of firearms. The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act was also co-sponsored by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL). To read the…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, April 15, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #21, the nomination of Beverly Reid O’Connell, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; Confirmed: 92-0   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of S.729, the Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act. (Cruz) Began the Rule 14 process of…

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Roll Call Vote on O’Connell nomination

5:39pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #21, the nomination of Beverly Reid O’Connell, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; Confirmed: 92-0

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Moment of Silence for tragic events in Boston

There will be a moment of silence for the tragic events that took place in Boston earlier today. Then the Senate will proceed a roll call vote on the O’Connell nomination

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, April 15, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, April 15, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm on Monday, April 15th, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive…

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