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Day October 31, 2013

Reid Statement On Republican Filibuster Of Watt And Millet Nominations

Searchlight, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: “Republicans’ unprecedented obstruction continued today with a step that we have not seen since the Civil War, as they blocked Representative Mel Watt, a sitting member of the House of Representatives, from being confirmed to an Administration position. Minutes later, Republicans blocked a highly qualified woman, Patricia Millet,…

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Agreement to consider Woods and Brown nominations

At 5:00pm on Monday, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nomination:   –        Executive Calendar #328, the nomination of Gregory Howard Woods, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; and –        Executive Calendar #329, the nomination of Debra M. Brown, of…

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Cloture filed on motion to proceed to Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

Today Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.815, a bill to prohibit the employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and filed cloture on the motion. By consent, the cloture vote will occur following Executive Session on Monday.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, October 31, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Executive Calendar #209, the nomination of Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency; Not invoked: 56-42 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #327, Patricia Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge…

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Morning Business for debate only until 6:00pm

At 2:00pm the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 6:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Recess until 2:00pm

The Senate stands in recess until 2:00pm

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Millette nomination (DC Circuit)

12:38pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #327, Patricia Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Not Invoked: 55-38 (3 voted present) This will be the last vote of the day.  

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Watt nomination

12:07pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Executive Calendar #209, the nomination of Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency; Not Invoked: 56-42 Senator Reid changed his vote to no (for procedural reasons) and…

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Up to 2 roll call votes around 12:00 noon

At 12:00 noon, Senator elect Booker will be sworn in as senator from New Jersey. Following the swearing in, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Executive Calendar #209, the nomination of Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of the…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #209, the nomination of Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  The time until 12:00noon will be equally divided and controlled…

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