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Day September 19, 2013

Reid Statement On Republicans’ Vote To Deny Nutrition Assistance To Hungry Americans

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: “House Republicans’ vote to deny nutrition assistance to hungry, low-income  Americans is shameful. The Senate will never pass such hateful, punitive legislation. “Under the leadership of Chairwoman Stabenow, the Senate forged a bipartisan compromise that saves $23 billion without taking food out of…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, September 19, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Passage of H.R.527, the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, as amended; Passed: 97-2   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.246, recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States. Adopted S.Res.247, designating the week of…

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Agreement on Hughes nomination (Federal Circuit)–11:45am vote Tuesday

At 11:15am on Tuesday, September 24, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar  #203, the nomination of Todd M. Hughes, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit. There will be up to 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on…

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Morning business until 5pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 5pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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No further roll call votes

There will be no further roll call votes today.  As previously announced, Monday will be a no-vote day.  Senators should expect the next roll call vote on Tuesday, September 24th prior to the weekly caucus meetings.

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of H.R.527, as amended

2:15pm The Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.527, the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, as amended. Passed: 97-2

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H.J.Res.59 (CR) placed on the calendar when received

The Senate has reached an agreement that when H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution, is received by the Senate from the House, it will be placed on the Calendar.  Additionally, a motion to proceed to the joint resolution will not be in order until Monday, September 23rd.

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Reid Remarks On Hunger And Republican Attempts To Shut Down The Government

“In the richest country in the world, 1 in 6 people are in danger of going to bed hungry tonight. And half of those people are children.  But despite these sobering numbers – and despite the difficult economic times – House Republicans… are determined to gut the nutrition assistance program.” “Watching the Republican Party self-destruct…

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Morning business until 2pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 2pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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2:15pm roll call vote on passage of H.R.527, as amended

At 2:00pm today the Energy Committee will be discharged from further consideration of H.R.527, the Helium bill, and the Senate will proceed to its immediate consideration. The Wyden substitute amendment, the High Technology Jobs Preservation Act, will be agreed to. There will be 15 minutes for debate, equally divided between Senators Wyden and Cruz, prior…

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