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Day October 16, 2013

Pro Forma Schedule (if the House does not adopt the adjournment resolution)

The Senate will meet for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times unless the Senate receives a message from the House that the House has adopted S.Con.Res.24, the adjournment resolution. –          Thursday, October 17th at 12:15pm; –          Monday, October 21st at 1:30pm; and –          Thursday, October 24th at…

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Senate has reconvened

The Senate has reconvened.

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Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.

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Cloture filed on Griffin nomination (NLRB)

This evening, Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #344, the nomination of Richard Griffin, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. The cloture vote will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, October 28.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.2775, the No Subsidies Without Verification Act, as amended (Reid-Mikulski substitute amendment); Invoked: 83-16 2)      Passage of H.R.2775, as amended; Passed: 81-18   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.272, designating the week beginning October 20, 2013 as “National Character Counts Week”.   Adopted S.Res.273, designating October 26, 2013,…

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.2775, as amended (Debt Limit/CR)

7:56pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.2775, as amended (Debt Limit/CR); Passed: 81-18

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Roll Call Vote on motion to invoke cloture on H.R.2775, as amended (Debt Limit/CR)

At 7:33pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.2775, as amended (Debt Limit/CR); Invoked: 83-16

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Agreement on Debt Limit/CR/Budget conference–2 roll call votes at approx.

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Debt Limit/CR and to go to conference on the Budget resolution. There will be a series of 2 roll call votes beginning momentarily.   By consent, the Senate will now begin consideration of H.R.2775, agree to the substitute amendment, which is the text of the debt…

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Reid Remarks On Historic Bipartisan Agreement To Reopen The Government, Prevent Default

“The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs.”  “As part of our agreement – and in order to assure Congress continues the work of setting this country on a path to fiscal sustainability – this legislation instructs leaders to name conferees to a budget conference committee. The members selected…

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Motion to proceed to S.1569, Default Prevention Act of 2013, is pending

During the opening, Senate Reid renewed the motion to proceed to S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.

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