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Day October 4, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Friday, October 4, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Commerce Committee and passed H.R.1848, Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013 with a committee-reported substitute amendment.   Passed H.R.3095, To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant…


Reid Remarks In Gratitude To The United States Capitol Police Force

“The brave men and women of the Capitol Police Force and other law enforcement agencies put their lives on the line every day simply because it’s their job to do so. And my thanks go out to every Capitol Police officer. We owe them a great deal of gratitude.”  “Yesterday, today and every day that…


No Votes today; Roll Call Votes possible this weekend

There will be no roll call votes today. The Senate will be in session this weekend and depending on House action, roll call votes are possible. We will give senators as much advance warning for when votes will occur but senators are encouraged to remain near Washington.


Morning Business extended until 4pm

The period of morning business has been extended until 4:00pm. Senators are permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.


Objections to Cruz requests to pass mini CR bills/Democratic counteroffer to pass clean CR for the entire government

Senator Cruz came to the floor today and asked unanimous consent to take up and pass the same 4 joint resolutions and bill that Republicans asked to pass yesterday. For each request, a Democratic senator asked consent to pass a clean continuing resolution to fund the entire government. Senator Cruz objected to modify his requests…


Senate Floor Schedule for Friday, October 4, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Friday, October 4, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 2:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.