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Month May 2013

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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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…

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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)

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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

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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.

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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…

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