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Month November 2013

Now voting on Reid appealing the rule of the chair

Senator Reid raised a point of order that the vote on cloture for all nominations other than for the Supreme Court is by majority vote. The point of order was not sustained by the Chair. Senator Reid then appealed the ruling of the Chair and asked for the yeas and nays. Senator McConnell then made…

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Reid Remarks On Changing The Senate Rules

“In the history of the Republic, there have been 168 filibusters of executive and judicial nominations. Half of them have occurred during the Obama Administration – during the last four and a half years. These nominees deserve at least an up-or-down vote.” “This gridlock has consequences. Terrible consequences. It is not only bad for President…

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Reid Remarks On Iran Sanctions

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid delivered the following statement on the Senate Floor regarding Iran sanctions: Mr. President, I am a strong supporter of our Iran sanctions regime and believe that the current sanctions have brought Iran to the negotiating table. I believe we must do everything possible to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons capability, which would…

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Roll Call Vote on motion to reconsider Millett nomination (DC Circuit)

11:46am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to reconsider Executive Calendar #227, the nomination of Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit Agreed To: 57-43

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Roll Call Vote on McConnell Motion to Adjourn

11:29am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to adjourn; Not Agreed to: 46-54

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Roll Call Vote on motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider Millett nomination (DC Circuit)

At 11:08am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to proceed to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on Executive Calendar #227, the nomination of Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Agreed To: 57-40 ( Hatch,…

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Motion to proceed to S.1356, Workforce Investment Act of 2013

During leader remarks, Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.1356, Workforce Investment Act of 2013.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:30am on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act.   During Wednesday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on S.1197. As result, the filing deadline for all first degree amendments to the bill is 1:00pm…

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Cloture filed on S.1197, NDAA / 1pm Thursday filing deadline

Senator Reid filed cloture on S.1197, National Defense Authorization Act. The filing deadline for germane first degree amendments is 1:00pm, Thursday, November 21.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 20, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.304, Recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the date of the restoration by the Federal Government of Federal recognition to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, November 22, 1983.   Adopted S.Res.305, Recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures…

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