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Month September 2013

Morning Business until 4pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business for debate only until 4:00pm, with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. The Majority Leader will be recognized at 4:00pm.

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Roll Call Vote on Reid motion to table House Amendments re: CR

2:03pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to table the House Amendments to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution; Tabled: 54-46 The joint resolution will now be sent back to the House of Representatives.

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Roll call vote expected shortly after 2pm

After the Senate convenes at 2pm, Senator Reid intends to ask the chair to lay before the Senate the Message on H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution, and move to table the House Amendments to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59. As a result, senators should expect a roll call vote to begin shortly after 2pm today.

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Reid Statement On Republicans’ Latest Attempt To Force A Government Shutdown

Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: “Today’s vote by House Republicans is pointless. As I have said repeatedly, the Senate will reject any Republican attempt to force changes to the Affordable Care Act through a mandatory government funding bill or the debt ceiling. Furthermore, President Obama has stated that…

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Wrap Up for Friday, September 27, 2013

Today’s Roll Call Votes 1) Motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution. INVOKED 79-19.   2) Motion to waive budget points of order with respect to H.J.Res.59. WAIVED 68-30   3) Reid-Mikulski amendment #1974 to H.J.Res.59. AGREED TO 54-44.   4) Passage of H.J.Res.59, the CR, as amended. PASSED 54-44.   LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS…

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Schedule for Monday, September 30, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, September 30. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Senators will be notified when any votes are scheduled.

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Agreement on Illinois district judges (Bruce and Ellis nominations)

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader with the concurrence of the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #204 and #205. There be 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nominations.   –          Calendar #204, the nomination of…

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Morning business until 4:00pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 4:00pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 4:00pm the Majority Leader will be recognized.

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Reid Remarks Prior To A Vote To Avert A Government Shutdown

“The Republican Party has been infected by a small but destructive faction that would rather tear down the house our founders built than govern from it. These extremists are more interested in putting on a show… than in legislating.”  “Republicans fought long and hard in opposition to Obamacare. And they lost. Then they made their…

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.J.Res.59, continuing resolution

1:30pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on passage of H.J.Res.59, continuing resolution; Passed: 54-44 The bill will now be sent to the House of Representatives. Senators will be notified when the next vote is scheduled.

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