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Day April 16, 2013

Senate in recess subject to the call of the Chair

The Senate is in recess subject to the call of the Chair.  When the Senate reconvenes, another message will be sent.

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Agreement on next amendments to S.649, gun safety legislation; 9 RCV @ 4:00pm

The Senate has reached an agreement for 8 additional amendments to be in order S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.  The Manchin-Toomey amendment #715 (background checks) is currently pending to the bill.  The agreement results in a series of up to 9 roll call votes at approximately 4:00pm on Wednesday, April 17th. …

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Senate reconvened

The Senate has reconvened. We hope to reach an agreement on amendments to S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 this evening. We expect votes in relation to those amendments to occur sometime tomorrow.  When an agreement is reached, another message will be sent.

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Recess subject to the call of the Chair at 6pm

The time until 6:00pm will be for debate only on S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.  At 6:00pm, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair to allow for a Senators-only briefing.   When the Senate reconvenes, the Majority Leader will be recognized and another message will be sent.

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Debate only on gun safety bill until 5:30pm

The period for debate only has been extended until 5:30pm and Senator Reid will be recognized at that time. We are still working on an agreement to consider the first amendments to S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. However, no agreement has been reached yet.

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Debate only on gun safety until 3:30pm

The period for debate only on S.649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, has been extended until 3:30pm today. Senator Reid will then be recognized. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. The Republicans need to have their caucus to discuss if an agreement on amendments to…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be a period of morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.649, the Safe Communities,…

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