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Day November 14, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, November 14, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Concurred in the House amendments to S.252, Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Reauthorization Act’ or the “PREEMIE Reauthorization Act”; National Pediatric Research Network; and Care for NIH chimpanzees.   Adopted S.Res.295, expressing support for the designation of October 20, 2013, as the…

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Morning Business until 6:30pm

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Reid Statement On Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s fix to the Affordable Care Act: “Today we saw a clear contrast: Democrats are working to fix and improve the Affordable Care Act, while Republicans still want to go back to the days when insurance companies could deny people coverage for pre-existing conditions, treat being…

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Vitter asks consent to vote on Vitter amendment (health care) to Drug Compounding bill/NDAA/freestanding bill–Reid objects

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that the only amendment in order to H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act, be the Vitter amendment #2024 (Show Your Exemption Act) and a Democratic alternative; that there be 2 hours for debate prior to votes on the amendments; the amendments be subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold; and that…

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Recess until 2:15pm

The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm. When the Senate resumes session, it will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Cloture filed on Wilkins nomination (DC Circuit)/Drug Quality and Security Act/Motion to proceed to NDAA

Following morning business, the Senate adopted the motion to H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act, and Senator Reid filled the amendment tree with date change amendments.   Senator Reid then filed cloture motions on the following items:   –       Executive Calendar #381, the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, November 14, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for two hours with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.   Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to vote on adoption of…

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