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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 6, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.287, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes with a committee-reported substitute amendment, a Sanders amendment and a committee-reported title amendment.  …


Cloture filed on ENDA/Agreement to vote on Toomey, cloture and passage of ENDA

Senator Reid filed cloture on S.815, Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The Senate then reached an agreement to complete action on the bill. As a result of this agreement, there will be 2 votes at 11:45am and, if cloture is invoked, 1 vote at 1:45pm tomorrow.   11:45am votes: –          Toomey amendment #2013 (broadens the number of…


Portman amendment agreed to by voice vote

By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to the Portman amendment #2012 by voice vote. The Toomey amendment #2013 is pending as a first degree amendment to the Committee-reported substitute amendment. The Reid amendment #2020 (date change) is pending to Toomey #2013.


Reid Remarks On Expansion Of Affordable Health Care To Millions Of Americans

“Across the country, in states like Kentucky that have opened their own exchanges, Americans are signing up for quality, affordable insurance plans, often for the first time in years.”  “The national rollout of the ObamaCare Website was rocky to say the least. The problems with the site must and will be fixed. But we should…


Amendments to S.815, Employee Non-Discrimination Act

The following amendments are pending to S.815, the Employee Non-Discrimination Act: Toomey amendment #2013 (broadens the number of groups covered under the religious exemption) to the committee-reported substitute amendment Reid amendment #2020 (date change) to amendment #2013 Reid amendment #2014 (date change) Reid amendment #2015 to amendment #2014 (date change) Motion to recommit the bill with…


Senate adopts MTP to ENDA, Portman and Toomey amendments pending

This morning the Senate adopted the motion to proceed to S.815, ENDA. Senator Reid then offered Portman amendment #2012 (bans state and local governments from retaliating against religious groups that take action only permissible because of the religious exemption clause) and Toomey second degree amendment #2013 (broadens the number of groups covered under the religious…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the motion to proceed to S.815, the Employee Non-Discrimination Act will be agreed to and the Senate will begin consideration of the bill.