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Day October 30, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #53, Alan Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; Invoked: 91-8 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #307, Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management; Invoked: 81-18 3)      Confirmation…

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Archuleta (OPM) and Lew (Int’l Banks) nominations confirmed/morning business/no more votes tonight/next vote @ noon Thursday

The Archuleta nomination (Director of OPM) was confirmed 62-35. The Lew nomination was confirmed by voice vote. The Senate is now in a period of morning business for debate only with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes tonight. Senators should expect the…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Archuleta nomination (OPM)

5:18pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #307, Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management; Confirmed: 62-35.

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Archuleta confiramtion vote expected at 5:15pm

We believe we are close to being in a position to yield back all remaining post-cloture time and vote on confirmation of Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management, at approximately 5:15pm. Senators should expect 1 roll call vote to begin at approximately 5:15pm.

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Rubio request to pass individual mandate re: exchanges

Senator Rubio asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Calendar #225, S.1592, a bill to provide for a delay of the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until the American Health Benefit Exchanges are functioning properly. Senator Baucus objected.

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cloture on Archuleta nomination invoked 81-18

Cloture on the Archuleta nomination was invoked ­­­­81-18. There will now be up to 8 hours for debate, equally divided, prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. Senators will be notified when the next vote is scheduled.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Archuleta nomination

Executive Calendar #53, Alan Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, was confirmed by voice vote.   ­­At 12:03pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #307, Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado, to be Director of the Office…

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Cloture invoked on Estevez nomination (Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense); Next vote at noon

Cloture on the Estevez nomination was invoked 91-8. By consent, at 12:00 noon today, all post-cloture time will be yielded back, and the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination. We expect a voice vote on confirmation of the Estevez nomination. The next vote in order will be cloture on the Archuleta…

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Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Nominees

“Patricia Millett… has argued more than 32 cases before the highest court in the land… She is a military spouse and mother of two who argued a case before the Supreme Court while her husband… was deployed in Afghanistan… So it is truly a shame that Republicans would filibuster this exceedingly qualified nominee for unrelated…

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Roll Call Vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Estevez nomination (Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense)

At 10:30am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #53, Alan Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; Invoked: 91-8

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