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  • Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res. 59, the Continuing Resolution. Under the rules, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday. If cloture is invoked (60-vote threshold) there would be up to 30 hours for debate prior to adopting the motion...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Veterans' Affairs Committee and passed H.R.1412, a bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring authorities affecting veterans and their families, and for other purposes with a Sanders substitute amendment and Sanders...
  • Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent that the Senate agree to the motion to proceed to H. J. Res. 59; that no debate, amendments, or motions to the bill be in order; that any and all points of order be waived; that the resolution be read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider be...
  • Senator Cruz lifted his objection and by unanimous consent the Senate confirmed the following nominations: EDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION #338 Ann Miller Ravel, of California, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2017 #339 Lee E. Goodman, of Virginia, to be a...
  • After the Senate convened, Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #195, H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution. By consent, Senators are permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each until 6:00pm. There will be no roll call votes today. The next vote will occur at approximately 11:45am tomorrow,...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, September 23, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. During Thursday's session of the Senate, an agreement was...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Passage of H.R.527, the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, as amended; Passed: 97-2 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.246, recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense...
  • At 11:15am on Tuesday, September 24, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar  #203, the nomination of Todd M. Hughes, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit. There will be up to 30 minutes for debate equally divided...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business until 5pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • There will be no further roll call votes today.  As previously announced, Monday will be a no-vote day.  Senators should expect the next roll call vote on Tuesday, September 24th prior to the weekly caucus meetings.
  • 2:15pm The Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.527, the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, as amended. Passed: 97-2
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that when H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution, is received by the Senate from the House, it will be placed on the Calendar.  Additionally, a motion to proceed to the joint resolution will not be in order until Monday, September 23rd.
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business until 2pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • At 2:00pm today the Energy Committee will be discharged from further consideration of H.R.527, the Helium bill, and the Senate will proceed to its immediate consideration. The Wyden substitute amendment, the High Technology Jobs Preservation Act, will be agreed to. There will be 15 minutes for...
  • Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00am, the Senate Committee on Finance from further consideration of S.1497, a bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to apply the provisions of the Act to certain Congressional staff and members of the...
  • Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Calendar #191, S. 514, Saving Coal Jobs Act of 2013. Senator Reid objected. Following morning business (approx. 10:50am), the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #154, S.1392, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.240, designating the week of beginning September 15, 2013, as "National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week". Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.164, designating October 30, 2013, as a national day of remembrance for nuclear weapons...
  • Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent that the Rules Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.Res. 225, a resolution to express the sense of the Senate that Congress should establish a joint select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States diplomatic...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will...