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Day May 8, 2013

Agreement on Dick and Roman nominations (LA and NY district judges)

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the nominations of Shelly Dick (District Judge LA) and Nelson Roman (Southern District NY).   At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   –          Executive Calendar…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, May 8, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Coburn amendment #805 (Army Corps land/guns) to S.601, the Water Resources Development Act; Not Agreed to: 56-43 (60-vote threshold) 2)      Whitehouse amendment #803 (oceans); Agreed to: 68-31 (60-vote threshold) 3)      Brown amendment #813, as modified (Asian carp); Agreed to: 95-0   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.622, an original bill to amend the…

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Amendments agreed to WRDA

The following amendments to S.601, WRDA, were agreed to by unanimous consent:   –          Pryor #801, as modified with the changes that are at the desk (farms); –          Pryor #806 (work-in-kind); –          Inhofe #835, with a modification to the instruction lines (rural water infrastructure projects); McCain #833 (levee safety programs);

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No more votes today

There will be no further roll call votes tonight.

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Roll Call Vote on Brown amendment #813 (Asian Carp)

5:45pm the Senate began a roll call vote on Brown amendment #813, as modified (Asian Carp); Agreed To: 95-0

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5:45pm vote in relation to Brown amendment #813, as modified (Asian Carp)

At 5:45pm today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote in relation to the Brown amendment #813, as modified (Asian Carp). No amendments are in order to the amendment prior to the vote.

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Objections to sense of the Senate resolutions

This afternoon, Senator Lee asked consent to adopt a Senate Resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress and the States should investigate and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices.   Senator Blumenthal then asked consent to adopt an alternative resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that all incidents of abusive, unsanitary,…

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McConnell objects to going to conference on the Budget resolution, again

Senator Warner asked consent that the Senate 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 objected…

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Agreement on next amendments in order to WRDA

The next amendments in order to S.601, Water Resources Development Act, are the following:   Blunt #800 (resilient construction techniques for extreme weather) Pryor #806 (provide work-in-kind credit) Inhofe #835 (rural water infrastructure projects)   No second degree amendments are in order prior to votes in relation to the amendments. We will work on time…

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Roll Call Vote on Whitehouse amendment #803 (Oceans)

2:26pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Whitehouse amendment #803 (Oceans); Agreed To: 68-31 (60-affirmative vote threshsold)

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