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Day July 25, 2013

Cloture filed on FBI and 3 NLRB nominations

Senator Reid filed cloture on the following items in the following order:   –          Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, –          Executive Calendar #223, the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, July 25, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #186, the nomination of Derek West, of California, to be Associate Attorney General; Confirmed: 98-1 2)      Murray motion to table the Toomey motion to recommit the bill; Tabled: 56-42   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.200, Designating July 26, 2013 as “United States Intelligence Professionals Day”. Adopted S.Res.201, Designating…

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Schedule moving forward

The Senate continues to be in a period of morning business and we will not resume consideration of the THUD appropriations bill today. The managers said they will be on the floor next week to continue to process amendments.  We are working on a path forward to consider several nominations. Until we have an agreement…

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Period of morning business, expect to resume THUD shortly

The Toomey motion to commit was tabled 56-42. The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. We expect to resume consideration of the THUD bill shortly. Senator Paul would like to offer an amendment #1739 regarding aid to Egypt. Senators are discussing…

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Reid Remarks On President Obama’s Proposals To Continue Our Economic Growth

“Throughout the course of American history, lawmakers divided by political party have united to pass important legislation. On the issues that matter most – when lives are at stake, when the economy is at stake, when American competitiveness is at stake – lawmakers divided by political party have been drawn together by shared priorities. It…

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Republicans Pushing Obamacare Shutdown Ultimatum Face Backlash From… Other Republicans

REPUBLICANS PUSH GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN OVER OBAMACARE “Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) will unveil a letter on Thursday, signed by an undisclosed number of colleagues, promising to vote down the next continuing resolution if it funds ACA implementation. The current funding measure runs out Sept. 30. Unless Congress passes a new funding measure by that date, the government…

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Roll Call Vote on Murray motion to table Toomey motion to recommit

3:17pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Murray motion to table the Toomey motion to recommit the bill. Tabled: 56-42

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Toomey motion to recommit–vote expected around 3:15pm

Senator Toomey moved to recommit S.1243 (THUD Appropriations bill) to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report back with such changes as may be necessary such that total budget authority provided in the bill for fiscal year 2014 is not greater than $45,455,000,000. Senator Murray may move to table the Toomey motion at approximately…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of West nomination (Associate Attorney General)

12:27pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #186, the nomination of Derek West, of California, to be Associate Attorney General; Confirmed: 98-1

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Vote on West nomination approx. 12:30pm, if all time is used

Morning business has been extended until 11:30am. At 11:30am, the Senate will turn to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #186, the nomination of Derek West, of California, to be Associate Attorney General. There will be up to 1 hour for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. If all time is…

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