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Month May 2013

McCaskill request to go to conference on Budget resolution

The Sanders amendment #965 (GMO food labeling) was not agreed to 27-71. We are working on an agreement to have additional votes after the 2pm vote on the Srinivasan nomination. Another message will be sent if an when an agreement is reached.   Senator McCaskill asked unanimous consent to go to conference on the Budget…

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Roll Call Vote Sanders amendment #965 (GMO food labels)

10:38am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Sanders amendment #965 (GMO food labels) (60-affirmative vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 27-71

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1 votes at 10:30am (Sanders)/cloture on Srinivasan vitiated/confirmation vote at 2pm

The cloture vote on Executive Calendar #95, the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia, has been vitiated. At 1pm today, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and debate the Srinivasan nomination for one hour, with the time equally divided and controlled in the usual…

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Up to 2 roll call votes at 10:30am re: Srinivasan and Sanders amendment

As a reminder, there will be 2 roll call votes at 10:30am:   –          motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #95, the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia; and –          Sanders amendment #965 (GMO foods)(60 affirmative-vote threshold).   Today we will work towards a…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At…

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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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