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Day April 3, 2014

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, April 3, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Murray motion to waive on the Sessions Budget point of order with respect to the Reed substitute amendment #2874 to H.R.3979; Waived: 60-37 2)     Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Emergency Unemployment Benefits Extension Act, as amended; Invoked: 61-35   Additional Legislative items Passed S.404, a…

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Senate passed S.404, Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment

The Senate passed S.404, Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment.

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Senate ratified fisheries treaties #112-4, 113-1, 113-2, 113-3

The Senate ratified the following fisheries treaties by division votes:   112-4 Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Un reported, and Unregulated Fishing 113-1  Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean 113-2  Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas…

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Republicans object to passing House and Senate legislation on the North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2014

Senator Walsh asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.R.2559 and S.255, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment. Senator Toomey objected to both requests on behalf of Senators Cruz and Coburn.   H.R.2559, To withdraw certain Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on H.R.3979, Emergency Unemployment Benefits Extension Act

The motion to waive the Budget point of order was agreed to 60-37. The Senate then agreed to Reed amendment #2874 by voice vote.   At 3:02pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3979, Emergency Unemployment Benefits Extension Act; Invoked: 61-35 This will be the…

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Roll Call Vote on Murray motion to waive Sessions Budget point of order

2:33pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Murray motion to waive the Sessions Budget point of order; Agreed To: 60-36

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Up to 3 Roll Call Votes at 2:30pm

The Senate has reached an agreement on H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Unemployment Insurance Extension bill.  Under the agreement, there will be up to 3 roll call votes (2 expected) at 2:30pm today and one roll call vote at 5:30pm on Monday.  The details of the agreement are below.   At 2:30pm today, all…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Unemployment Insurance Extension Act.   The time during adjournment will count post-cloture on the Reed amendment #2874.   We hope to reach an agreement on the Unemployment Insurance…

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