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Day May 21, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Roberts amendment #948 (SNAP) to S.954, the Farm bill; Not Agreed to: 40-58 2)      Gillibrand amendment #931 (SNAP funding); Not Agreed to: 26-70   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.45, the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Began the Rule 14 process of S.1003, the Comprehensive Student Loan…

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Cloture filed on Srinivasan (DC Circuit Court)

This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #95, the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday.

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Leahy #998 offered–no more votes today–morning business until 6:30pm

Following the period of morning business, the Senate resumed consideration of the Farm bill and Senator Stabenow called up Leahy amendment #998 (rural broadband).   The Senate is now in a period of morning business until 6:30pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll…

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Budget consents objected to

Senator Murray asked unanimous consent to proceed to H.Con.Res.25, that the amendment which is at the desk, the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to; the motion to reconsider be made and laid upon the table; that the Senate insist…

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Roll Call Vote on Gillibrand amendment #931 (SNAP)

4:35pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Gillibrand amendment #931 (SNAP); Not Agreed To: 26-70

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Roll Call Votes on Roberts amendment #948 (SNAP)

4:07pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Roberts amendment #948 (SNAP); Not Agreed To: 40-58

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Roberts calls up #948 (SNAP)

Senator Roberts has called up amendment #948 (SNAP). We are working on an agreement to have a couple votes this afternoon in relation to the Gillibrand and Roberts amendments. Senators will be notified when any votes are scheduled.

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Sanders amendments #963 and 964 (energy)

Senator Sanders asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up amendments #963 (CFTC investigation on energy futures and swaps markets) and #964 (CFTC regulation of energy markets). Senator Stabenow said there is an objection to setting aside the pending amendment.

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Gillibrand amendment is pending; Sessions amendment agreed to

Cantwell amendment #919 was agreed to 87-8. Senator Gillibrand offered amendment #931 (SNAP funding). The Sessions amendment #945 (eligibility criteria for agriculture irrigation assistance), as modified, was agreed to.   Following Senator Gillibrand’s statement, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm. After the lunch we will continue to process amendments to the Farm bill.

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Roll Call Vote on Cantwell amendment #919

12:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Cantwell amendment #919 (tribal participation in soil and water conservation programs); Agreed To: 87-8

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