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Day September 26, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, September 26, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.527, Helium Stewardship Act. Passed S.1348, a bill to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act with a Carper amendment. Adopted S.Res.261, designating the week beginning September 23, 2013, as “National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week”. Adopted S.Res.262, a…

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No votes tonight

There will be no roll call votes tonight.

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Up to 4 roll call votes at 12:30pm tomorrow

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 4 roll call votes at 12:30pm tomorrow, Friday, September 27. Those votes are in relation to the following items:   –       Cloture on H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution –       Motion to waive budget point of order –       Reid amendment #1974, perfecting substitute…

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Lee objects to voting in relation to CR tonight

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent there be 4 votes this evening around 7:30pm:   –       Cloture on H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution –       Motion to waive budget points of order –       Reid amendment #1974, perfecting substitute –       Passage of H.J.Res.59, as amended   Senator Lee asked to modify the request so that the votes would occur…

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Senate passes Helium bill (H.R.527)

The Senate concurred in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.527, Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act. As a result in concurring in the House Amendment, the bill will be sent to the President.

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Senator Coats request to call up amendent #1979

Senator Coats asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Coats amendment #1979 (delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate, to delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate).   Senator Tester objected.

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Toomey request to call up 3 amendments

Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up the following amendments:   Toomey #1971 (repeal medical devise excise tax) Toomey #1972 (delay application of individual health insurance mandate) Toomey #1973 (rights of conscience with respect to health items or services)   Senator Tester objected.

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Vitter request to consider congressional health care insurance amendment/Tester objection

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment to call up Vitter amendment #1983, to prohibit funds for congressional and certain administration officials’ health insurance contributions. Senator Tester objected.

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Reid Remarks On A Republican Government Shutdown

“According to a new CBS poll, 80 percent of Americans – including 75 percent of Republicans – oppose the Republican strategy of holding the government hostage to extract political concessions.” “Those of us who remember the government shutdowns of 1995 and 1996 know the story didn’t end well for Republicans.” “This country cannot be governed…

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Continuing Resolution– 1pm first degree filing deadline

Yesterday Senator Reid filed cloture on the H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution. If cloture is invoked, germane first degree amendments must be filed at the desk prior to 1:00pm today to be considered in order, if cloture is invoked. If no agreement can be reached, the cloture vote on the joint resolution would occur one hour…

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