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Month November 2013

Amendments to S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act

The following amendments are pending to S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act: Reid for Levin amendment #2123 (increase to $5 billion ceiling on general transfer authority of DoD) Reid for Levin amendment #2124 to amendment #2123 (technical) Reid motion to recommit S.1197, with instructions (amendment #2125) (date change) Reid amendment #2126 to amendment #2125 (date…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, November 18, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar ##381, the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Not Invoked: 53-38-1 present   2)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1197, the National Defense…

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Republicans object to calling up Guantanamo and sexual assault amendments as first amendments to NDAA/Senator adopts motion to proceed to NDAA and Reid offers series of amendments / no more votes tonight

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent the first amendments in order to S.1197, National Defense Authorization Act, be the following:   –       Republican Leader, or designees (Guantanamo) –       Democratic side-by-side (Guantanamo) –       Gillibrand, or designee (sexual assault) –       McCaskill-Ayotte (sexual assault)   That no second degree amendments be in order and each amendment be subject to…

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Now voting on cloture on MTP to S.1197, NDAA

6:15pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1197, National Defense Authorization Act; Invoked: 91-0

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Roll Call Vote on Wilkins nomination (DC Circuit Judge)

5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #381, the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Not Invoked: 53-38   Senator Reid changed his vote to no (for…

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Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Judicial Nominees

“Republicans have blocked three highly qualified female D.C. Circuit nominees in a row… Today they are expected to block confirmation of District Judge Robert Wilkins, a competent and experienced nominee with bipartisan support.”  “The type of Republican obstruction we face today has become commonplace. President Obama’s circuit court nominees… have waited seven times longer than…

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Drug Quality and Security Act passed by voice vote / Up to 2 votes at 5:30pm

After the Senate convened today, Senator Reid withdrew the cloture motion on H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act, and the pending motion and amendments. Then the Senate passed H.R.3204 by voice vote.   As a result, there will only be up to 2 roll call votes at 5:30pm tonight. Those votes would be on the…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, November 18, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, November 18, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   For the information of all Senators, cloture was filed on the following items on Thursday,…

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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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