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Day September 23, 2013

Cloture filed on Motion to proceed to CR (H.J.Res.45)

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution. Under the rules, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday. If cloture is invoked (60-vote threshold) there would be up to 30 hours for debate prior to adopting the motion to proceed.


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, September 23, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and passed H.R.1412, a bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring authorities affecting veterans and their families, and for other purposes with a Sanders substitute amendment and Sanders title amendment.   EXECUTIVE ITEMS Confirmed the following:   FEDERAL…


Reid Remarks On Republican Efforts To Shut Down The Government

“The reviews are in, and they are universal: the ransom demanded by House Republicans in exchange for keeping the government open is unworkable and unrealistic.” “President Obama has been clear. I have been clear. Any bill that defunds Obamacare is dead on arrival in the Senate… Obamacare is the law of the land and it…


Cruz request to pass CR with no amendments/then asks to subject all amendments to 60-vote threshold. Reid objects to both requests

Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent that the Senate agree to the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.59; that no debate, amendments, or motions to the bill be in order; that any and all points of order be waived; that the resolution be read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider be considered made…


FEC, State, and Broadcasting Board of Governors nominations confirmed

Senator Cruz lifted his objection and by unanimous consent the Senate confirmed the following nominations:   EDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION #338 Ann Miller Ravel, of California, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2017 #339 Lee E. Goodman, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election…


Motion to proceed to CR pending, 10 minute limitations, Cruz objects to confirming 4 nominations

After the Senate convened, Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #195, H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution. By consent, Senators are permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each until 6:00pm. There will be no roll call votes today. The next vote will occur at approximately 11:45am tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24. That vote will be…


Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, September 23, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, September 23, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. During Thursday’s session of the Senate, an agreement was reached that when H.J.Res.59, the continuing…