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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Corker motion to table the Paul amendment #1739 (Egypt) to S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and related agencies appropriations bill; Tabled: 86-13 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #201, the nomination of Byron Todd Jones, of MN, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives;…

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Jones confirmed/ confirmation of Chen nomination (Federal Circuit), cloture on THUD, and Power nomination votes tomorrow

The Jones nomination was confirmed 53-42. The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.   At 11:00am, there will be up to 1 hour for debate on Executive Calendar #96, the nomination of…

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Confirmation of Jones nomination

7:03pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #201, the nomination of Byron Todd Jones, of Minnesota, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Confirmed: 53-42

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Reid Remarks On Tax Reform And Job Creation

“Republicans have favored corporate tax reform for decades. But now that President Obama is proposing it, Republicans are opposing it.” “The President’s thoughtful approach would couple lower corporate tax rates with investments in job-creating measures such as road and bridge construction, worker training programs and manufacturing incentives. But it will take a balanced approach that…

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Senators Stabenow And Schumer, Leading Economists: New GDP Numbers Show Growth Still Sluggish, Sequester Still Preventing Even More Jobs And Economic Growth

Without Sequestration, Hundreds of Thousands Of Additional Jobs Would be CreatedWASHINGTON, D.C. — Chairman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, and Vice Chair Senator Debbie Stabenow today blamed sequestration for limited GDP growth, according to data released by the Commerce Department today. While the figures released this morning exceeded…

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Reid Remarks On The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington For Jobs & Freedom

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made remarks today commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: When a quarter of a million Americans marched on Washington demanding what Dr. King called, “a joyous daybreak to end the long night of…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Jones nomination (ATF)

At 2:01pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #201, the nomination of Byron Todd Jones, of Minnesota, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Invoked: 60-40

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Amendments to S.1243, the THUD Appropriations bill

The following amendments are pending to S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill: Cardin amendment #1760 (report on lane miles and highway bridge deck) Coburn amendment #1750 (Federal tax liability – Federal employees) Coburn amendment #1751 (Federal funding of union activities) Coburn amendment #1754 (Federal funds – matching programs) The…

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Recess until 1:00pm

The Senate stands in recess until 1:00pm to allow for a special Democratic caucus meeting

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Roll Call Vote on Corker motion to table Paul amendment #1739 (Egypt)

11:15am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Corker motion to table Paul amendment #1739 (prohibit foreign aid to the Government of Egypt); Tabled: 86-13

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