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Month October 2013

10:30am cloture vote on Estevez nomination (Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense)

At 10:30am today, the Senate will proceed to a 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. If cloture is invoked on the Estevez nomination, and we expect it to be, there would be up…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Senate stands in adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, October 30th.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #53, the nomination of Alan F. Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense with the time until 10:30am equally divided and…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      McConnell motion to proceed to S.J.Res.26, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit; Not Agreed to: 45-54 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #344, the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be…

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Alexander request to pass S.1590, transparency in America Health Benefit Exchanges

Senator Alexander asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass S.1590, A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require transparency in the operation of American Health Benefit Exchanges.   Senator Harkin objected.

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Morning Business until 7pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 7pm, for debate only and with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation Griffin nomination (General Counsel NLRB)

At 5:06pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #344, the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board; Confirmed: 55-44 This will be the last vote of the day.

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Roll Call Vote at 5pm on confirmation of Griffin nomination a

Cloture was invoked on the Griffin nomination (General Counsel of the NLRB) by a vote of 62-37. By consent, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination at 5:00pm today.   5:00pm vote: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #344, the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel…

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Roll Call Vote on Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Griffin nomination

2:39pm The Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #344, the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board Invoked: 62-37

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Now voting on motion to proceed to S.J.Res.26, joint resolution of disapproval re: debt ceiling

2:15pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.26, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act. Not Agreed to: 45-54

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Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Nominees

“At a moment when America faces difficult economic times at home and varied threats abroad, it’s crucial the Senate confirm the most talented and dedicated individuals to serve in the executive branch of government.”  “Back when a Republican served in the White House, Senate Republicans often defended the right of the President to choose the…

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