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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, November 19, 2013


1)      Ayotte amendment #2255 (Guantanamo) to S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act; Not Agreed to: 43-55 (60 affirmative votes required)

2)      Levin amendment #2175 (Guantanamo); Not Agreed to: 52-46 (60 affirmative votes required)


Discharged the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and passed S.381, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders," for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo with a Brown amendment.

Discharged the Armed Services Committee and passed H.R.3304, to authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor with a Levin amendment and a Levin title amendment.

Adopted S.Res.300, a resolution to authorize production of records by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Began the Rule 14 process of S.1737, the Minimum Wage Fairness Act. (Harkin)