Senate Democrats

October 2013
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Day October 5, 2013

Agreement to consider Wood and Haikala nominations (IL and AL district judges)

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader with the concurrence of the Republican Leader, the Senate will consider the following nominations:   –          Executive Calendar #206, the nomination of Andrea R. Wood, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; and –          Executive Calendar #207, the…


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Saturday, October 5, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Completed the Rule 14 process of: –          H.R.3230, making continuing appropriations during a government shutdown to provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training during such period and –          H.J.Res.72, making continuing appropriations for veterans benefits for fiscal…


Reid Remarks On The Tea Party Government Shutdown

“This shutdown is not an act of nature, but a man-made disaster for our economy. It is also a disaster waiting to happen for national security.”  “A piecemeal approach – funding the government bit by bit – is simply not the answer. No matter how many bites Republicans take at the apple, there is only…


Senate Floor Schedule for Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 12:00pm on Saturday, October 5, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 4:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.