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Day October 2, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 2, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS If the Senate receives a bill from the House which is identical to S.1566, a bill providing for a short-term extension of Iraq special immigrant visas, as passed by the Senate, the bill will be passed by the Senate.   If the Senate receives from the House any…

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Agreement on Iraqi special immigration visas bill

The Senate reached an agreement that if the Senate receives a bill from the House which is identical to S.1566, a bill providing a short term extension of Iraq special immigrant visas, as passed by the Senate, then the bill be read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider be laid upon…

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Reid Remarks On Democrats’ Offer To Name Budget Conferees, End The Irresponsible Republican Government Shutdown

“I opposed the Iraq war. In fact, I didn’t just oppose it – I hated it. I think I hated it as much as John Boehner hates the Affordable Care Act… I could have blocked funding for the United States government in order to block funding for the war [but]… I felt it would be…

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Toomey objects to going to conference on Budget resolution

Senator Toomey asked that the Murray request (found below) be modified so that it not be in order for the Senate to consider a budget conference report that includes reconciliation instructions to raise the debt limit and to go to conference on the continuing resolution.   Senator Murray declined to modify her request and Senator…

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Morning Business until 5:00pm

There period for morning business has been extended until 5:00pm.

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Morning Business until 2:00pm

The period for morning business for debate only has been extended until 2:00pm.

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Reid Remarks On The Republican Government Shutdown

Republicans have had a very bad week. On the same day that Democrats in Congress delivered quality, affordable health insurance to tens of millions more Americans, Republicans in Congress delivered the nation a government shutdown.” “It’s time for Republicans to stop throwing one crazy idea after another at the wall in the hopes something will…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:30am on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until noon with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10…

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