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Day October 3, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, October 3, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.228, a resolution authorizing the reporting of committee funding resolutions for the period October 1, 2013 through February 28, 2015.   Adopted S.Res.253, a resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014; and October 14, 2014 through…


Reid Remarks On The Republican Government Shutdown

“Yesterday I offered to meet House Republicans’ demand and enter into a budget conference. My only condition? That budget conferees negotiate in the light of day, while the government is open for business. Much to my surprise, Speaker Boehner refused and Senate Republicans objected.”  “Republicans honestly don’t know what they want and don’t have a…


Lee request to pass Veterans only CR and objection to comprehensive continuing appropriations

Senator Lee asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.J.Res.72, making continuing appropriations for veterans benefits for fiscal year 2014. Senator Murphy asked that the request be modified to include a clean continuing resolution amendment. Senator Lee objected to the proposed modification  and Senator Murphy objected to the original request.


Republican request to pass individual CRs and object to comprehensive continuing appropriations

This morning Republican senators asked unanimous consent to take up and pass several individual funding resolutions and one continuing appropriations bill. In each case, there was a Democratic counteroffer to modify the request to amend the applicable continuing resolution or bill to include an amendment  that would fund the rest of the federal government. Republicans…


Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:30am on Thursday, October 3, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 2:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.  The first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their…