Senate Democrats

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Day October 8, 2013

Reid Remarks On The Need To End The Irresponsible Government Shutdown

“I’ve asked each Senator to come to the floor because it is important that we have an opportunity to talk about the crisis facing our country. This government shutdown is an embarrassment for our nation in the eyes of the world.” “It is time for Senators to stand before the American people and publically discuss…


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent Senators; Agreed to: 84-14   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of: – S.1569, To ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014 and – H.J.Res.77, Food…


Morning Business extended until 7pm

Morning business for debate only has been extended until 7:00pm, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each and in an alternating fashion between sides.


Cruz requsst to pass Vets only CR/Reid counter offer to pass clean CR–objections to both

Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.J.Res.72, a joint resolution making continuing appropriations for veterans benefits for fiscal year 2014. Senator Reid asked that the request be modified to include an amendment to allow a clean CR to fund the entire government. Senator Cruz objected to the modification and Senator…


Senator Sessions objects to going to conference on Budget resolution after House passes clean CR

Senator Murray asked unanimous consent that when the Senate receives a Message from the House that they have passed H.J.Res.59, as amended by the Senate, the Senate go to conference on the Budget resolution (H.Con.Res.25, as amended with the text of S.Con.Res.8)   Senator Sessions objected and said that a unanimous consent request he could…


Roll Call Vote on motion to instruct SAA to request presence of absent senators

At 2:18pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to instruct the SAA to request the presence of absent senators’ Agreed To: 84-14


Reid Remarks On The Republican Government Shutdown

“The Speaker of the House of Representatives is still sitting on the one bill that can reopen the government” “If Republicans want to propose a legislative way to make the law better or more efficient, Democrats are willing to talk about that. But shutting down the government and hoping that will make ObamaCare disappear is…


Morning Business until 5:00pm

The period of morning business for debate only has been extended to 5:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minute each.


Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 12:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly…