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Day September 12, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, September 12, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   No LEGISLATIVE ITEMS   EXECUTIVE ITEMS Confirmed Executive Calendar #219, the nomination of Victoria Nuland, of VA, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs).

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Morning business

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Morning business

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Vitter objection to Gillibrand amendment and counteroffer

Senator Gillibrand asked consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Gillibrand amendment #1860 (disaster relief/emergency assistance for energy efficiency products). Senator Vitter also objected to calling up her amendment and asked consent to call up a series of amendments, and vote on his health care amendment and an alternative. Senator…

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Vitter objection to Sanders amendment and counteroffer

Senator Sanders asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Sanders amendment #1915 (State residential building energy efficiency upgrades loan pilot program).   Senator Vitter reserved his right to object and asked unanimous consent that the amendments listed below be made pending:   Sanders #1915 (State residential building energy…

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Reid Remarks On Energy Efficiency Legislation

“The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act before the Senate will spur the use of energy efficiency technologies in private homes and commercial buildings, as well as in the industrial sector, all at no cost to taxpayers.” “Investing in energy efficiency is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to grow our economy.”  “Reducing…

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Vitter objects to consideration of Franken amendment

Senator Franken asked unanimous consent to call up  Franken amendment #1855 (energy information for commercial buildings).   Senator Vitter objected.

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Vitter requests to vote on Obamacare amendment and bill

Senator Vitter proposed two unanimous consent requests and Senator Wyden objected to both.     Request to call up several amendments and vote on Vitter amendment and side-by-side Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that the amendments listed below be made pending:   Vitter #1866 (congressional staff and federal employees health care) Inhofe #1851 (federal purchase…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1392, the Energy Savings and…

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