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Year 2013

Roll Call Vote on cloture re: NDAA (H.R.3304)

4:56pm 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.R.3304, National Defense Authorization Act; Invoked: 71-29    

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Sessions UC to call up amendment

Senator Sessions asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending motion to concur with an amendment 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 certain high priorities).…

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Roll Call Vote on Adoption of the motion to concur with respect to H.R.J.Res.59, bipartisan

4:28pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on adoption of the Reid motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59, Bipartisan Budget Act; Agreed to: 64-36

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Coburn objects to passing S.944, Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2013

Senator Sanders asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass Calendar #258, S.944, with the committee-reported substitute amendment and an amendment to the title. Senator Coburn objected.   Senator Sanders asked if Senator Coburn would agree to having a roll call vote on the bill. Senator Coburn said he would object to a vote…

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Cornyn objects to passing 1 year extension of unemployment insurance extension

Senator Reed (RI) asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass Calendar #259, S.1797, a bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits for 1 year.   Senator Cornyn asked that the request be modified that that all pending cloture motions on Executive nominations be withdrawn, and that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of…

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Reid Remarks on the Budget, Essential Nominees

“When Republicans closed the federal government for business in October it cost… the economy 120,000 private sector jobs in the first two weeks of October alone. But the agreement the Senate is considering today will help us avoid another costly shutdown.” “I was also troubled to hear the Republican Leader say that the nominations we…

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Post-cloture time on Budget expires at 4:27pm today

The Senate has resumed consideration of H.J.Res.59, the legislative vehicle for the Bipartisan Budget Act. Post-cloture debate time expires at 4:27pm today. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will dispose of the motion to concur with an amendment (either by consent or vote). Then the Senate will proceed to a roll…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Senate stands in adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.J.Res.59, the bipartisan budget act, post-cloture.   All time during adjournment will count post-cloture on the motion to concur with respect to the…

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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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