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Day November 21, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, November 21, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Reid motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on Executive Calendar #327, the nomination of Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Agreed to: 57-40-3(present)   2)      McConnell motion to adjourn until…

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Senate Floor Pro Formas

If the Senate does not receive a message that the House has adopted S.Con.Res.28, the adjournment resolution, the Senate will meet conduct pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times: Friday, November 22nd at 11:15am Tuesday, November 26th at 11:00am Friday, November 29th at 1:00pm Tuesday, December 3rd at…

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Sessions objects to S.1774, Extend Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 1 year

Senator Schumer asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass S.1774, a bill to reauthorize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 1 year. Senator Sessions objected.

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No more votes today

There will be no further roll call votes today.

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of S.Con.Res.28, adjournment resolution

4:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on adoption of S.Con.Res.28, adjournment resolution; Adopted: 51-42

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Roll Call Vote on motion to invoke cloture on S.1197, National Defense Authorization Act;

4:03pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1197, National Defense Authorization Act; Not invoked: 51-44 Senator Reid changed his vote to no (for procedural reasons) and entered a motion to reconsider at a later time the vote by which cloture was not invoked.

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2 roll call votes at 4:00pm– Cloture on NDAA and adjournment resolution

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in 2 roll call votes at 4:00pm today. Those votes are on the following items:   -          Motion to invoke cloture on S.1197, National Defense Authorization Act; and -          Adopting of S.Con.Res.28, adjournment resolution.   The filing deadline for second degree amendments to S.1197, is 5pm today.

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2 votes expected today, filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments to NDAA

We are working on an agreement to hold the cloture vote on S.1197, National Defense Authorization Act, and the adjournment resolution this afternoon. We could vote around 3:45pm.   Under Rule 22, the filing deadline for second degree amendments is 1 hour prior to the beginning of the cloture vote. We are working on a…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Millett nomination (DC Circuit), upon reconsideration

2:57pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #327, the nomination of Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, upon reconsideration; Invoked: 55-43 Under the new cloture rules for nominations (Rule 22), a majority…

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Roll Call Vote on McConnell appealing the ruling of the chair

The ruling of the chair was not sustained by a vote of 48-53.   Chair:     UNDER THE PRECEDENT SET BY THE SENATE TODAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013, THE THRESHOLD FOR CLOTURE ON NOMINATIONS, NOT INCLUDING THOSE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF UNITED STATES, IS NOW A MAJORITY. THAT IS THE RULING OF THE CHAIR.   Senator…

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