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Day April 24, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Executive Calendar #60, the nomination of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit; Confirmed: 96-0 2)      Executive Calendar #64, the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget; Confirmed: 96-0 3)      Adoption of the…

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1pm Thursday, April 25 filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.743, Marketplace Fairness Act

As a result of cloture being filed, the filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.743, Marketplace Fairness Act, is 1pm tomorrow, Thursday, April 25. If cloture is invoked, amendments must be germane and timely filed to be considered in order post-cloture.

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Toomey request to pass sequestration bill

Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass a bill to provide for sequester replacement. Senator Durbin objected. Senator Durbin then asked consent to take up and pass Calendar #64, S.788, a bill to suspend the fiscal year 2013 sequestration and offset with funds from Overseas Contingency Operations. Senator Toomey objected.  

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Durbin amendment #745 is pending

Senator Durbin offered a second degree amendment #745 (date change) to Enzi amendment #741. Senator Durbin has urged senators with amendments to the bill to come to the floor to talk to the managers about their amendments. He, along with Senator Reid, would like to complete action on the bill before we leave this week.

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Motion to proceed to Marketplace Fairness adopted/Reid for Enzi-Durbin amendment #741 pending/Cloture filed on bill

The motion to proceed to S.743, Marketplace Fairness Act, was adopted 75-22. Senator Reid then offered the Enzi-Durbin perfecting amendment #741 (Manager’s technical amendment) and filed cloture on the bill. Under the rule, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Friday.   Senator Donnelly is now giving his maiden speech.…

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Roll Call Vote on Adoption of the Motion to Proceed to S.743

12:48pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Adopted: 75-22

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of Burwell nomination

12:29pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #64, the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (10 minute roll call vote) Confirmed: 96-0

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of the Kelly nomination

12:05pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #60, the nomination of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit Confirmed: 96-0

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Up to 3 roll call votes at noon

At 10:00am the Senate turned to a period of morning business until 10:30am, with the time equally divided. At 10:30am, the Senate will turn to Executive Session to debate the Kelly (30 minutes of debate) and Burwell (60 minutes of debate) nominations.   At 12:00 noon, the Senate will proceed to a series of up…

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SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following…

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