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Month September 2013

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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SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.59. the Continuing Resolution, with the time from 10:30am controlled in 1 hour increments, with the Majority controlling the first hour and alternating thereafter. If no agreement is reached under Rule 22, the…

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WRAP UP FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.59, Continuing Resolution: Invoked: 100-0   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.3092, the Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013 Passed Cal. # 13, 252, PREEMIE Act, by voice vote Passed S.793, Organization of the American States Reform   The Senate adopted the…

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Senate adopts motion to proceed to CR and Reid files cloture

The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution, by a voice vote. Senator Reid then offered a perfecting substitute amendment #1974 and a second degree amendment #1975 (date change). Senator Reid also moved to recommit the joint resolution and offered amendments to the motion in the first and second degree slots…

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Senate passes H.R.3092, Missing Children

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.R.3092, the Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on MTP to H.J.Res.59, Continuing Resolution

12:55pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.59, Continuing Resolution; Invoked: 100-0

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1pm cloture vote on MTP to CR, Cruz unanimous consent requests

The Senate has begun a new session day (new calendar day, not legislative day). There will now be up to 1 hour for debate prior to a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution. At 1pm the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to…

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