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Day October 9, 2013

Reid Statement On Janet Yellen’s Nomination To Head The Federal Reserve

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama sent to the Senate the nomination of Janet L. Yellen. She would be the Federal Reserve’s first chairwoman and would succeed Ben Bernanke, who has served as chairman since 2006. “I applaud President Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve.…


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 9, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Reid motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators; Agreed To: 78-19   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.267, relative to the death of Senator Rod Grams, former U.S. Senator for the State of Minnesota.   Began the Rule 14 process of: –          H.J.Res.84, Head Start Continuing…


Republican requests to pass mini CRs/Democratic counteroffers-all objected to

Several Republican senators asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass mini-continuing resolutions and a sense of Congress regarding religious services to members of the Armed Forces. In most cases, there was a Democratic counteroffer to amend the applicable legislative vehicle with a clean CR amendment. After counteroffers and counter-counteroffers, there was eventually…


Morning business for debate only until 5pm

The period of morning business for debate only has been extended until 5pm. The Republicans control the time between 2-2:45pm and the Majority controls the time from 2:45-3:30pm.


Reid Remarks On The Economic Effects Of Default

“Business leaders are begging us to do the right thing, and do it quickly. In addition to America’s reputation in the world, the bedrock of the global economy is at stake.”  “Republicans have already done enough harm to our economy with their reckless shutdown designed to undermine the law of the land, Obamacare. But the…


Senator Cornyn objects to going to conference on budget resolution

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 Cornyn reserved his right to object, questioned why the Democratic offer…


Roll Call Vote on Motion to Instruct SAA to request attendance of absent senators

12:12pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators; Agreed To: 78-19


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.