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Day July 29, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, July 29, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations; Confirmed: 93-1-2 (present)   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.167, A resolution reaffirming the strong support of the United States for the peaceful resolution of territorial, sovereignty, and jurisdictional disputes…

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No more votes today

Senators should expect the next vote to begin as early as 10:00am tomorrow. That vote would be on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #223, the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

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Now voting on confirmation of Comey nomination (FBI)

At 5:30pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations; Confirmed: 93-1, 2 senators voted present

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Cloture withdrawn/Vote on confirmation of Comey (FBI) nomination @ 5:35

Senator Reid withdrew the cloture motion on the Comey nomination. Following Senator Grassley’s remarks, at approximately 5:30/5:35pm, the Senate will proceed to a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

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Reid files cloture on Jones (ATF) and Powers (UN Represenatative)

Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:   -          Executive Calendar #201, the nomination of Bryan Todd Jones, of Minnesota, to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; and -          Executive Calendar #220, the nomination of Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be Representative of the United States of America to the…

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Reid: Reverse Sequester to Create Jobs

“The sequester is as bad for national security as it is for the economy… But it’s not too late to reverse these hard-hearted cuts.” “Democrats haven’t given up on reversing these cuts and choosing that responsible path. We’ve cut the deficit in half over the last three years. And while there is more work to…

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Reid: Reverse Sequester To Create Jobs

“The sequester is as bad  for national security as it is for the economy… But it’s not too late to reverse these hard-hearted cuts.” “Democrats haven’t given up on reversing these cuts and choosing that responsible path. We’ve cut the deficit in half over the last three years. And while there is more work to…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, July 29, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, July 29, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:15pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related…

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