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Day September 11, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, September 11, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.222, Supporting the goals and ideals of National Save for Retirement Week, including raising public awareness of the various tax-preferred retirement vehicles and increasing personal financial literacy.   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Morning business until 7pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 7pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. We expect to resume consideration of the energy efficiency bill tomorrow morning.

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Portman for Vitter objection to Klobuchar amendment

Senator Klobuchar asked consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Klobuchar amendment #1856 (retrofitting nonprofit buildings). Senator Portman objected on behalf of Senator Vitter.

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Vitter objection to calling up Bennet amendment

Senator Bennet asked consent to call up amendment #1847 (commercial real estate landlords and tenants). Senator Vitter objected.

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Vitter objects to calling up Inhofe amendment

Senator Inhofe asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to consider Inhofe-Carper amendment #1851 (to modify the federal purchase of renewable energy requirement). Senator Vitter objected. Senator Vitter wants an agreement to vote on his healthcare amendment before any other amendments are considered.   Senator Udall (CO) spoke about an amendment…

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Merkley amendment #1858 is pending

The Merkley amendment #1858 (standby power usage study) is pending.

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Amendments to S.1392, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013

The following amendments are pending to S.1392, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 : Wyden for Merkley amendment #1858 (standby power usage study)

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S.1392, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitive Act of 2013

The Senate has adopted the motion to proceed to S.1392, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013. By consent, no amendments or motions relative to Syria or the use of military force are in order during the consideration of the bill. The time until 6:00pm is equally divided between the two Leaders, or their…

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Reid Remarks In Remembrance Of Sept. 11, 2001 And On Syria

“Today we bow our heads in solemn remembrance of a devastating time in our nation’s history. But we also raise our voices in celebration of America’s spirit of perseverance… Today we bow our heads in solemn remembrance of a devastating time in our nation’s history. But we also raise our voices in celebration of America’s…

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Morning business for debate only until 2:30pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business for debate only until 2:30pm, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees and Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   There will be a bipartisan, bicameral remembrance ceremony of the 12th anniversary of the…

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