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Day December 17, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Roll Call Votes 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.J.Res.59, the bipartisan budget act; Invoked: 67-33 2)      Sessions motion to table the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.J.Res.59 with an amendment; Not Tabled: 46-54   Additional Legislative items Passed H.R.3588, the…

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Senate passes H.R.3588: Community Fire Safety Act

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.R.3588, to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to exempt fire hydrants from the prohibition on the use of lead pipes, fittings, fixtures, solder, and flux.

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Morning Business

The Sessions motion to table the motion to concur with amendment was not agreed to 46-54. The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the exception of Senator Grassley for up to 20 minutes. The time will count post-cloture. There…

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Roll Call Vote on motion to table motion to concur with an amendment re:Bipartisan Budget Act

At 5:24pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59, with amendment #2547 (date change); Not tabled: 46-54

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Sessions request to set aside pending motion and parliamentary inquiries

Senator Sessions asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending motion to concur with a amendment #2547 (date change) in order to make a motion to concur with Sessions amendment #2573 (the amendment would eliminate a wide variety of deficit-neutral reserve funds that could be used to facilitate future consideration of legislation that would address…

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Recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm

The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. The time during the recess will count post-cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59, the Bipartisan Budget Act.

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Cloture invoked on motion to concur re: H.J.Res.59, Bipartisan Budget Act

There will now be up to 30 hours for debate of post-cloture debate on H.J.Res.59, the legislative vehicle for the Bipartisan Budget Act.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture re: H.J.Res.59 Bipartisan Budget Act

10:04am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59, the legislative vehicle for the Bipartisan Budget Act; Invoked 67-33

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10:00am cloture vote re: Bipartisan Budget Act

At 10:00am, there will be roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.J.Res.59, the legislative vehicle for the Bipartisan Budget Act.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Senate stands in adjourned until 9:00am on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.  At 10:00am, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message with respect to H.J.Res.59, the budget resolution.   Under the rule, the filing deadline for second degree amendments to…

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