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Month September 2013

Senate passes Iraqi special immigration visa extension

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.1566:, a bill to extend the period during which Iraqis who were employed by the United States Government in Iraq may be granted special immigrant status.

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Morning Business until 12:00 midnight

The period for morning business for debate only has been extended until 12:00 midnight.

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Morning Business until 11:00pm

The Senate tabled the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res.59 by a vote of 54-46. The joint resolution now goes back to the House. If the House sends us another unfriendly amendment there could be vote to table the House Amendment tonight.   Meanwhile, the Senate is in a period of morning business…

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Reid Remarks On A Republican Government Shutdown

“The House has – once again – attached political policy riders that are dead on arrival in the Senate… But once again Democrats will not re-litigate the health care debate or negotiate at the point of a gun.”  “Although many of these Republicans have gladly allowed the federal government to pay for a portion of…

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Roll Call Vote on Reid motion to table House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.J.Res.59, continuing resolution

9:06pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to table the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution. The House Amendment provides a one-year delay in the Affordable Care Act individual mandate; requires Members of Congress, congressional staff, and political appointees (including White House staff)…

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Roll call vote possible tonight

If the House passes the continuing resolution with an amendment and sends the papers to the Senate tonight, Senator Reid intends to move to table the House Amendment this evening. We could vote in the 9pm range, but of course that depends on House action. Senators will be notified of the timing of the next…

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Morning Business until 8pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Majority Leader will be recognized at 8pm. Senators will be notified when the next vote is scheduled.

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Reid Remarks On A Republican Government Shutdown

“[Republicans] want to force more than 25 million families to once again rely on crowded, expensive emergency rooms or go without the life-saving care they need… Unless Democrats agree to all their demands – unless we agree to strip tens of millions of American of their health insurance and force tens of millions more to…

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Senate passes HR 3210, Military Pay

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.R.3210, a bill making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.

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Senate passes S.1560, CO disaster

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.1560, a bill to allow certain emergency relief amounts made available to the Federal Highway Administration to be used for disasters occurring in calendar year 2013.

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