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Day July 11, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, July 11, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Finance committee and passed H.R.2289, to rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA. Adopted H.Con.Res.43, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony honoring the life and legacy of Nelson…

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Cloture filed on 7 nominations/next vote 5:30pm Monday

Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:   -          Exec. Cal. #51, Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; -          Exec. Cal #100, Richard Griffin, of the District of Columbia, to be Member of the National Labor Relations Board; -          Exec. Cal #101, Sharon Block, of the…

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Reid Remarks On Ending Gridlock In Washington

“The President deserves to have his or her team in place.”  “It is a disturbing trend when Republicans are willing to block executive branch nominees even when they have no objection to the qualifications of the nominee. Instead, they are blocking qualified nominees to circumvent the legislative process, force wholesale changes to laws or restructure…

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Morning Business

When we reconvened at 2:15pm, the Senate turned to a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. We still expect a series of roll call votes this afternoon, potentially in the 3pm range.

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Reid Remarks On Ending Gridlock In Washington

“The President deserves to have his or her team in place.” “It is a disturbing trend when Republicans are willing to block executive branch nominees even when they have no objection to the qualifications of the nominee. Instead, they are blocking qualified nominees to circumvent the legislative process, force wholesale changes to laws or restructure…

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Senator Rubio objects to going to conference on the Budget resolution

Senator Murray asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #33, H.Con.Res.25; the amendment at the desk, which is the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; and that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to. Further, that the Senate insist on its amendment, request…

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Potential series of votes this afternoon

The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm today. At 2:15pm Senator Reid will be recognized. He intends to file cloture on several executive nomination this afternoon.   In order to file cloture on a series of nominations we need to go in and out of executive session. A motion to executive session to consider…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Following the prayer and the pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.  It is expected he will renew the motion to proceed to S.1238, the Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013. Following the remarks of the two Leaders, the time until 12:30pm…

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