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Day October 7, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, October 7, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #204, the nomination of Colin Stirling Bruce, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois; Confirmed: 96-0   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Completed the Rule 14 process of: –          H.J.Res.75, making continuing appropriations for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and…

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Morning Business for debate only until 7:30pm/No more votes

The Senate is in a period of morning business for debate only until 7:30pm. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.

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Ellis nomination confirmed by voice vote (Northern District of IL)

Calendar #205, the nomination of Sara Lee Ellis, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois was Confirmed by voice vote

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Bruce nomination (IL Central district judge)

5:30pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #204, the nomination of Colin Stirling Bruce, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois; Confirmed: 96-0  

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At least 1 roll call vote expected at 5:30pm

If all time is used at approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #204, the nomination of Colin Stirling Bruce, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois. We expect to confirm Calendar #205, the nomination of Sara Lee Ellis,…

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Reid Remarks On The Tea Party Government Shutdown

“I say to my friend, the Speaker, allow a vote on the only bill that can end this shutdown – a bill that you proposed in the first place.  The entire federal government could re-open for business by tomorrow morning.” “Democrats… are willing to negotiate. But we won’t negotiate with a gun to our heads.…

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Statement By Reid Spokesman On Speaker Boehner’s Credibility Problem

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid’s Spokesman, Adam Jentleson, released the following statement after Speaker John Boehner’s explanation for why he won’t let the House vote on a clean CR was immediately called into question: “Speaker Boehner has a credibility problem. From refusing to let the House vote on a bill that was his idea in the first place, to…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, October 7, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, October 7, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following:…

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