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Day April 18, 2013

Wrap Up for Thursday, April 18, 2013

WRAP UP FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 ROLL CALL VOTES 1) On Barrasso amendment #717. AGREED TO 67-30. 2) On Harkin-Alexander amendment #730. AGREED TO 95-2. 3) On confirmation of Executive Calendar #23 Derrick Kahala Watson- to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii. CONFIRMED 94-0.   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS   Passed H.R.1246,…

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Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, Agreement

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #60, Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.   There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual…

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Cloture filed on MTP to Marketplace Fairness Act

Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #14, S.743, Marketplace Fairness Act, and filed cloture on the motion. We expect the cloture vote to occur at 5:30pm Monday, April 22.   There will be no further roll call votes this week.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Derrick Kahala Watson (HI district judge)

At 2:15pm the Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #23, the nomination of Derrick Kahala Watson, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii; Confirmed: 94-0

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Torres nomination (Southern NY District judge) confirmed by voice vote

The Senate confirmed by voice vote the nomination of Executive Calendar #22, the nomination of Analisa Torres, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.    

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Roll Call Vote on Harkin-Alexander amendment #730 (mental health).

12:29pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Harkin-Alexander amendment #730 (mental health); Agreed To: 95-2 (60-vote threshold)

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Roll Call Vote on Barrasso amendment #717 (privacy).

At 12:02pm the Senate began a roll call vote on Barrasso amendment #717 (privacy); Agreed To: 67-30 (60-vote threshold)

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 with the time until 12:00pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees for concurrent debate on the Barrasso and Harkin…

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