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Day May 22, 2013

Republicans object to going to conference with 2 motions to instruct conferees

Senator Kaine asked unanimous consent to go to conference on the Budget resolution and that 2 motions to instruct conferees relative to the debt limit and taxes/revenue be in order. Senator Rubio asked that the request be modified to prohibit consideration of any conference report that includes reconciliation instructions regarding the debt limit. Senator Kaine…


Franken and Vitter Amendments agreed to

The following amendments to S.954, the Farm bill, were agreed to by unanimous consent:   –       Franken #992 (access to grocery delivery for homebound seniors and persons with disabilities); and –       Vitter #1056 (end food stamp eligibility for convicted violent rapists, pedophiles, and murders)


Roll Call Vote on Inhofe #960 (nutrition block grants)

At 12:00 noon the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Inhofe amendment #960 (nutrition block grants); Not Agreed To: 36-60


Possible vote at noon re: Inhofe #960 (nutition block grants)

For the information of senators, there is a chance that when we resume consideration of the Farm bill Senator Inhofe will offer amendment #960 (repeal nutrition entitlements programs and establish nutrition assistance block grants) and we vote in relation to the amendment as early as 12:00 noon.


Senate now in morning business, then Farm bill, 5pm vote on Iran Sanctions resolution

The Senate is in a period of morning business for 1 hour, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business (approx 11:35am), the Senate will resume consideration of S.954, the Farm bill. Today we will continue to process amendments to the bill. Currently the Leahy amendment #998 (rural…


Reid-McConnell exchange on Srinivasan nomination

This morning Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Senate vote on Tuesday, June 4, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, on confirmation of Executive Calendar #95, the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.954, the Farm bill. We will…