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Day May 7, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #42, the nomination of David Medine, of Maryland, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; Confirmed: 53-45   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.1071, a bill to specify the size of the precious-metal blanks that will be used in the production of the…

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Agreement to consider first 3 amendments to WRDA/agree to substitute amendment/3 votes at 2pm Wednesday

The Senate has reached an agreement that provides for the consideration of the first 3 amendments to the WRDA legislation. At 11:30am tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th, the Senate will resume consideration of S.601 and the following amendments will be the first amendments in order to the pending Boxer-Vitter substitute amendment #799:   -          Coburn #804…

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Debate only until 6:30pm

The Senate is in a period for debate only until 6:30pm on S.601, WRDA, while we figure out the first amendments to be considered to the bill.

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Boxer-Vitter substitute amendment is pending

The Senate has begun consideration of S.601, Water Resources Development Act. Senator Boxer withdrew the committee reported substitute amendment and called up Boxer-Vitter substitute #799. The managers are now giving their opening statements. We are working on lining up the first amendments in order to the bill.

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McConnell objects to going to conference on Budget resolution

Senator Murray asked consent to go to conference on the Budget resolution. Senator McConnell asked that the request be modified so that it not be in order for the Senate to consider a conference report that includes tax increases or reconciliation instructions to increase taxes or raise the debt ceiling. Senator Murray declined to modify…

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Roll Call Vote on Medine nomination

12:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #42, the nomination of David Medine, of Maryland, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; Confirmed: 53-45

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am 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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