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Day May 14, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 14, 2014

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Barrasso amendment #868 (water rights) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 52-44 (60-vote threshold) 2)      Sanders #889 (restoration of certain properties impacted by natural disasters); Not Agreed To: 56-40 (60-vote threshold)   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.140, Commemorating and acknowledging the dedication and sacrifices made by the Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers…

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McConnell objects to going to conference on the Budget resolution

Senator Warner asked unanimous 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.  …

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Roll Call Vote on Sanders #889 (restoration of certain properties impacted by natural disasters)

5:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Sanders #889 (restoration of certain properties impacted by natural disasters); Not Agreed To: 56-40

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Roll Call Vote on Barrasso amendment #868 (water rights)

The Senate agreed to the Inhofe amendment #797 (land exchange) by voice vote.   At 5:06pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Barrasso amendment #868 (water rights) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 52-44   Next Vote:   Sanders #889 (restoration of certain properties impacted by natural disasters)

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2 Roll Call Votes at 5pm

  At 5pm today, the Senate will vote in relation to the Barrasso amendment #868 (water rights) and Sanders #889 (restoration of certain properties impacted by natural disasters). Both amendments are subject to 60-affirmative vote threshold. Following the votes, the Senate will turn to a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein…

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S.601, WRDA Agreement

Senator Boxer asked consent to consider a finite list of amendments including Johnson (SD) #891 (flood insurance) and Landrieu #888 (flood insurance). Senator Toomey reserved his right to object and stated his opposition to Landrieu’s amendment #888 and objected to the request. After some debate between Senators Landrieu and Toomey, Senator Boxer asked the same…

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WRDA cloture vote

It appears that we are very close reaching an agreement on a finite list of amendments to S.601, WRDA. We are currently in a quorum call to finalize the details. If we are able to reach an agreement, cloture would be vitiated and we could see some votes on amendments in the 5:30pm range tonight.…

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2:30pm Cloture vote

In an effort to give the managers additional time to work on an agreement to limit amendments to S.601, the cloture vote has been postponed and will now occur at 2:30pm.   If we are unable to reach an agreement, we will proceed to the cloture vote at 2:30pm. If cloture is invoked, it will…

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11:15am filing deadline for second degree amendments to S.601, WRDA

As a reminder, the filing deadline for second degree amendments to S.601, Water Resources Development Act, is 11:15am today. Please send a signed copy of any germane second degree amendments to the cloakroom prior to the deadline so that we may file it at the desk for you. If you have already filed, there is…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.601, the Water Resources…

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