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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 17, 2013


1)      Manchin-Toomey amendment #715 (background checks); Not agreed to: 54-46 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

2)      Grassley amendment #725 (substitute); Not Agreed to: 52-48 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

3)      Leahy-Collins amendment #713 (trafficking); Not Agreed to: 58-42 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

4)      Cornyn amendment #719 (conceal carry); Not Agreed to: 57-43 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

5)      Feinstein amendment #711 (assault weapons/clip ban); Not Agreed to: 40-60 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

6)      Burr amendment #720 (veterans/guns); Not Agreed to: 56-44 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

7)      Lautenberg-Blumenthal amendment #714 (high capacity clip ban); Not Agreed to:46-54 (60 affirmative vote threshold)


Adopted S.Res.101, condemning the horrific attacks in Boston, Massachusetts, and expressing support, sympathy, and prayers for those impacted by this tragedy.

Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Con.Res.5, expressing the sense of Congress that John Arthur "Jack" Johnson should receive a posthumous pardon for the racially motivated conviction in 1913 that diminished the athletic, cultural and historic significance of Jack Johnson and unduly tarnished his reputation.

Completed the Rule 14 process of S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act. (Enzi)