Senate Democrats

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Day October 28, 2013

2:15pm Tuesday vote on motion to proceed to resolution of disapproval re: debt ceiling

Following any Leader remarks on Tuesday, October 29th, the Republican Leader, or his designee, will be recognized to move to proceed to Calendar #223, S.J.Res.26, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit. The time until 12:30pm will be for debate on the motion to…


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, October 28, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.893, a bill to provide for an increase effective December 1, 2013, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes.   Adopted S.Res.275, designating October 29,…


Cloture on Griffin moved to Tuesday–no votes tonight–Morning Business until 7pm for debate only

The cloture vote on the Griffin nomination to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has been postponed to occur tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29, at time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader.   The Senate is in a period of morning business until 7:00pm for debate…


Cloture filed on 6 nominations-Estevez, Archuleta, Wheeler, Lew, Watt, and Millett

This afternoon Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:   –          Executive Calendar #53, Alan Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; –          Executive Calendar #307, Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management; –          Executive Calendar #242, Thomas Wheeler, of the…


Reid Remarks On Upcoming Work Period

“I have been troubled to watch these so-called mainstream Republicans be marginalized by members of their own party.”  “Although I deplore the behavior of the extremists who sparked this month’s manufactured crisis… I do not blame only them for holding the government and the full faith and credit of the United States hostage. I also blame…


Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, October 28, 2013

The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, October 28, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until ­­­4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #344, the…