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Day June 6, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, June 6, 2013

1) Motion to invoke cloture on S.954, the Farm bill; Invoked: 75-22 2) Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1003, A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reset interest rates for new student loans (Coburn); Not Invoked: 40-57 3) Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed…

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Agreement to complete action on the Farm bill and on cloture vote/adoption vote on the motion to proceed to Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote in relation to the pending Leahy amendment #998 (to establish a pilot program for gigabit Internet projects in rural areas), on passage of the Farm bill, to set the cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.744, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, and on adoption of the motion…

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Agreement on Alejandro and Schmehl nominations (district judges)

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Alejandro and Schmehl nominations at a time to be determined, with 30 minutes for debate prior to votes on confirmation of the nominations. The agreement is as follows:   At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the…

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Morning business until 12:30pm

Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.943, the Reed student loan bill, was not invoked 51-46. The Senate is now in a period of morning business until 12:30pm. There will be no further roll call votes today or tomorrow.   We expect to be in session tomorrow, Friday, June 7 from the 9:30 until…

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Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.953

10:54am The Senate began a roll call vote on motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.953, the Student Loan Affordability Act (Reed); Not Invoked: 51-46

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Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1003

10:34am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1003, A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reset interest rates for new student loans (Coburn); Not Invoked: 40-57

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Roll Call Vote on S.954, the Farm bill

10:01am The Senate began a  roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.954, the Farm bill; Invoked: 75-22

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3 cloture votes at 10am re: Farm bill and motions to proceed to 2 student loan bills

The time until 10:00am is equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 10:00am, the Senate will proceed to a series of 3 roll call votes in relation to the following motions:   -          Motion to invoke cloture on S.954, the Farm bill, -          Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed…

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9:45am second degree amendment filing deadline re: Farm bill

As a reminder, the filing deadline for second degree amendments to S.954, the Farm bill, is 9:45am today. If your Senator has a germane amendment and would like to preserve his or her ability to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to the cloakroom prior to the deadline.  If you have already…

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Cloture filed on motion to proceed to Immigration Reform

By consent, S.744, a bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, as reported, was star printed to make technical corrections to the committee-reported substitute amendment. Attached to this email you will find a summary of the corrections.   Senator Reid then moved to proceed to S.744, and filed cloture on the motion to proceed. The…

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