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Wrap Up for Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WRAP UP FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013 No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.105, designating April 2013 as “Financial Literacy Month”. Adopted S.Res.106, commending rehabilitation counselors and supporting the goals and ideals of National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day. Adopted S.Res.107, honoring military children during the National Month of the Military Child. Adopted S.Res.108,…

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Agreement on Kelly and Burwell nominations–2 votes at noon Wednesday

At 10:30am tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   -          Executive Calendar #60, the nomination of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit; and -          Executive Calendar #64, the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to…

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Agreement on H.R.475, Taxable Vaccines

The Senate reached an agreement that if the Senate receives H.R.475 from the House of Representatives and the bill is identical to the text of which is at the desk, then the bill be read three times and the Senate proceed to a vote, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in…

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Republicans object to S.788, a bill to suspend Sequestration

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass S.788, a bill to suspend the fiscal year 2013 sequestration and offset with funds from the Overseas Contingency Operations. Senator Coburn objected. Senator Coburn then asked consent to take up and pass an Inhofe-Toomey bill, Calendar #19, S.16, a bill to provide for a…

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Republicans object to going to conference on Budget resolution

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to request a conference with the House and name conferees on the Budget resolution. Senator Toomey objected on behalf of Senator Sessions.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, April 22, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013; Invoked: 74-20   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.90, Standing with the people of Kenya following their national and local elections on March 4, 2013, and urging a peaceful and credible resolution of electoral disputes in…

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Cloture on MTP to Marketplace Fairness invoked–no more votes tonight

At 5:55pm, the Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to S.743, Marketplace Fairness Act, by a vote of 74-20. By consent, all time during any adjournment, recess, or period of morning business will count post-cloture. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on MTP to S.743, Marketplace Fairness Act

5:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.743, Marketplace Fairness Act; Invoked: 74-20

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5:30pm cloture vote on MTP to Marketplace Fairness Act

As a reminder at 5:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.743, Marketplace Fairness Act. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours for debate prior to adoption of the motion to proceed.

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