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Day July 23, 2013

Floor Update: Agreement to consider H.R.1911 (Student Loan bill)

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader (could be around noon tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24), the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #139, H.R.1911. The only first degree amendment in order to the bill are a Manchin-Burr amendment, the text of which is at…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, July 23, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development ,and Related Agencies Appropriations bill; Invoked: 76-23 2)      Vitter amendment #1744 (sexual abuse – housing aid) to S.1243; Agreed to: 99-1   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.2668, to delay the…

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No more votes today, Portman amendment to be considered on Wednesday

The Vitter amendment was agreed to 99-1. 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 today. When the Senate resumes consideration of S.1244, THUD Appropriations, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24, Senator Portman will be recognized…

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Roll Call Vote on Vitter amendment #1744 (sexual abuse)

4:45pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Vitter amendment #1744, to prohibit housing assistance benefits for individuals convicted of aggravated sexual abuse; Agreed To: 99-1

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Roll Call Vote re: Vitter amendment at 4:45pm

At 4:45pm today the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to Vitter amendment #1744, prohibit housing assistance benefits for individuals convicted of aggravated sexual abuse. No second degree amendments are in order prior to the vote.

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Reid Remarks On The Budget And On Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

“Our deficient roads, bridges, railways and runways are a drag on our economy. But this crisis is also an opportunity – an opportunity to create jobs by rebuilding America.” “Unless Democrats and Republicans work out a bipartisan solution that replaces the sequester, crucial investments in everything from early childhood education to medical research to military…

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Vitter amendment pending to THUD Appropriations

The Senate is considering S.1243, THUD Appropriations. Senator Vitter has offered amendment #1744, prohibit housing assistance benefits for individuals convicted of aggravated sexual abuse.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on MTP to S.1243, THUD Appropriations

12:01pm The Senate  began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014; Invoked: 73-26   The Senate then adopted the motion to proceed by voice vote.

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Reid Remarks on the Budget and on Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

“Our deficient roads, bridges, railways and runways are a drag on our economy. But this crisis is also an opportunity – an opportunity to create jobs by rebuilding America.” “Unless Democrats and Republicans work out a bipartisan solution that replaces the sequester, crucial investments in everything from early childhood education to medical research to military…

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12 noon vote reminder–cloture on MTP to S.1243, THUD Appropriations

At 12:00 noon today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014.  Under the previous order, if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will be yielded back and the Senate…

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