Senate Democrats

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Day April 17, 2013

Reid Remarks In Support Of Assault Weapons Ban, Limits On High-Capacity Magazines

“I am a strong supporter of Americans’ right to keep and bear arms… Where I come from, people own guns as a matter of course for self-defense and for hunting. But I have always had trouble understanding why people need assault weapons to hunt or to protect their homes.” “I will vote for Senator Dianne…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 and the time until 4:00pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees for concurrent debate on amendments to…


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.98, Honoring the life, legacy, and example of British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Adopted S.Res.99, expressing the sense of the Senate that public servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States during Public Service Recognition Week. Adopted S.Res.100, Commending the…


Senate reconvened; immigration bill introduced

The Senate has reconvened.  S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act was introduced.