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Day May 22, 2013

Agreement to vote in relation to Sanders #965–2 votes at 10:30am tomorrow

The Senate has reached an agreement that tomorrow, following the cloture vote on the Srinivasan nomination and notwithstanding cloture having been invoked, if invoked, the Senate resume legislative session and consideration of S.954, the Farm bill, and the Senate then proceed to vote in relation to the pending Sanders amendment #965 (GMO food labels). No…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Inhofe amendment #960 (nutrition assistance block grants) to S.954, the Farm bill; Not Agreed to: 36-60 2)      Adoption of S.Res.65, Iran Sanctions; Adopted: 99-0 3)      Shaheen amendment #965 (federal sugar program reform) to S.954; Not Agreed to: 45-54   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.258, the Stolen Valor Act of 2013. Completed the…

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Period of morning business

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Sanders amendment #965 (GMO food labels) is pending

Senator Sanders called up amendment #965 (GMO food labels). We are working on an agreement to vote in relation to the his amendment tomorrow. As a reminder, the cloture vote on the Srinavasan will occur tomorrow, potentially in the 10:30am range. Stay tuned for a final decision on the vote time.

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No more votes today

There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session.

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No further roll call votes

The managers of the bill will continue to work on amendments,  however, there will be no further roll call votes today.

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Roll Call Vote on Shaheen amendment #925 (sugar programs)

5:04pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Shaheen amendment #925 (sugar programs); Not Agreed To: 44-54

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Roll Call Vote on S.Res.65, Iran Sanctions

4:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of S.Res.65, Iran Sanctions. Adopted: 99-0

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Up to 2 roll call votes at 4:35pm

At 3:45pm the Senate will begin consideration of S.Res.65, Iran Sanctions. There will be up to 50 minutes for debate, with the Majority controlling 20 minutes and the Republicans controlling 30 minutes. At approximately 4:35pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on adoption of the resolution. There will then be 2 minutes for debate equally…

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Shaheen amendment #925 (sugar) is pending

Senator Stabenow has called up Shaheen amendment #925 (Sugar programs ). We are working towards an agreement to vote in relation to the amendment this afternoon, perhaps around the vote on the Iran Sanctions resolution.

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