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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WRAP UP FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.293, designating the week beginning on November 18, 2013, as “National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week.”   Adopted S.Res.294, Expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the…


Vitter asks consent to vote on Vitter amendment (health care) to Drug Compounding bill and NDAA/Harkin objects

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that the Senate adopt the motion to proceed to H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act; that the only amendment in order be the Vitter amendment #2024 (Show Your Exemption Act); that there be 2 hours for debate prior to a vote on the amendment; the amendment be subject to a…


Reid Remarks On Prescription Drug Safety

“True compounding pharmacies provide custom medications for patients with unique health needs that cannot be treated by off-the-shelf prescription medicines. This practice can be critical for children, cancer patients and people with allergies.” “By avoiding the safety inspections required of large-scale drug manufacturers, companies like [New England Compounding Center] can boost profits while risking lives.…


Reid Statement On Republicans’ Rejection Of Nina Pillard’s Nomination To The D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked Nina Pillard, the third nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to be blocked by Republicans this year. Pillard’s nomination received a vote of 56 to 41, four votes short of the 60 required to break a filibuster: “I am extremely disappointed…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.   Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to…