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Month November 2013

Republicans object to votes on sexual assault related amendments / morning business for debate only until 7:30pm

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to vote on the Gillibrand (SA #2099) and McCaskill-Ayotte (SA #2170) sexual assault amendments at 5:30pm tonight.   Senator Inhofe asked to modify the request that following disposition of the McCaskill/Ayotte amendment #2170, all pending amendments be withdrawn and the Republican manager or his designee be recognized to offer the…

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Reid Remarks Honoring Native American Code Talkers

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke in Emancipation Hall at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring the Native American Code Talkers of World War II. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: According to the first pilgrims to arrive on this continent Native Americans did not farm the land, so they did not truly…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour for debate only with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the second half.   Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Ayotte amendment #2255 (Guantanamo) to S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act; Not Agreed to: 43-55 (60 affirmative votes required) 2)      Levin amendment #2175 (Guantanamo); Not Agreed to: 52-46 (60 affirmative votes required)   Additional LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and passed S.381, to award a Congressional…

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Objection to Sexual Assault Related amendments

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending Levin amendment #2123 and Senator Gillibrand or her designee be recognized to offer the amendment #2099 (sexual assault) and that the amendment be subject to a relevant side-by-side amendment from Senators McCaskill and Ayotte, amendment #2170. He also asked consent that no second degree amendments…

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No further roll call votes today

There will be no further roll call votes today.

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Roll Call Vote on Levin amendment #2175

5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Levin amendment #2175 (Guantanamo) Not Agreed to: 52-46

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Roll Call Vote on Ayotte amendment #2255 (Guantanamo)

5:01pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Ayotte amendment #2255 (Guantanamo). Not Agreed to: 43-55

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Up to 2 roll call votes at 5pm re: Gitmo amendments to S.1197, NDAA

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of 2 roll call votes at 5:00pm tonight. Those votes will be in relation to the amendments listed below. Each amendment is subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold.   –          Ayotte #2255 (Guantanamo) –          Levin-MCain-Feinstein #2175 (Guantanamo)   Unanimous consent agreement Reid:    Mr. President,…

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Reid Remarks On Defense Authorization Legislation

“The National Defense Authorization Act… safeguards this nation, ensures our troops have the resources and training they need, and provides for the military families who support our fighting men and women.”  “We cannot complete this bill until we debate and vote on the sexual assault and Guantanamo provisions. Unfortunately, last night Republicans objected to my…

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