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The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

Following the prayer and pledge, it is expected the Majority Leader will renew his motion to proceed to S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014. Senators will be permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.

 The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

WRAP UP

No ROLL CALL VOTES

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Began the Rule 14 process of H.J.Res.80, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

The Senate stands in adjournment until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, Senators will be permitted to speak for up 10 minutes each.

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Last Floor Action:
7:35:44 P.M. – The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 16, 2013.

Last Floor Action:
9:33:20 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 15, 2013.

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The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Friday, October 11, 2013.

Following the prayer and pledge, it is expected the Majority Leader will renew his motion to proceed to S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair to allow for a Republican special caucus with the President.

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.1569.  Unless an agreement can be reached, that cloture vote will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Saturday.

After the Senate convened this morning, Senator Reid renewed his motion to proceed to S.1569, Default Prevention Act of 2013 (extends debt limit until December 31, 2014). As a reminder, yesterday he filed cloture on the motion to proceed. Barring an agreement, that cloture vote will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Saturday.

 The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair in order to allow Senate Republicans to meet with President Obama at the White House.

The Senate has reconvened and is debating the motion to proceed to S.1569, the Default Prevention Act of 2013 (debt limit through December 31, 2014). Senators are permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.

At 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 12, there will be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.1569, Default Prevention Act of 2013 (debt limit through December 31, 2014).

WRAP UP

No ROLL CALL VOTES

 

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Began the Rule 14 process of H.J.Res.79, Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Last Floor Action:
9:03:04 A.M. – ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.

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The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.267 as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Senator Rod Grams of Minnesota until 10:30am on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

  Following any Leader remarks, it is expected that the Majority Leader will move to proceed to S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.

The time until 1:00pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

At 1:00pm, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair to allow for special caucus meeting with the President.

This morning Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #211, S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014. The time until 1:00pm is equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. As a reminder, the Senate will recess at 1:00pm subject to the call of the Chair.

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.J.Res.91, Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014.

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.

The Senate has reconvened and has resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1569, Default Prevention Act of 2013. The time until 6pm is equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or their designees, and with senators on the majority side limited to 10 minutes each.

The time until 7pm on the motion to proceed to S.1569, Default Prevention Act of 2013, is equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1569, the Default Prevention Act of 2013. Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Saturday, October 12.

WRAP UP

No ROLL CALL VOTES

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed H.J.Res.91, Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.

Passed S.1276, a bill to increase oversight of the Revolving Fund of the Office of Personnel Management with a committee-reported substitute amendment and a Carper title amendment.

Adopted H.Con.Res.58, Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the need for the continued availability of religious services to members of the Armed Forces and their families during a lapse in appropriations with Levin amendments to the resolution and the preamble.

Completed the Rule 14 process of:

–          H.J.Res.84, Head Start Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014;

–          H.J.Res.89, Making appropriations for the salaries and related expenses of certain Federal employees during a lapse in funding authority for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes;

–          H.J.Res.90, Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014; and

–          H.J.Res.91, Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Last Floor Action:
5:09:47 P.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

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the Senate S.1234 ~~ CONGRESS ~~ the House HR2397 & HR2610


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The Senate will convene at 9:30am on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The Republicans will control the first half and the Majority will control the final half.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1234, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.  Senator Portman will be recognized to call up his amendment #1749 (bridges in critical corridor program). We hope to vote in relation to the Portman amendment Wednesday morning.
  • At 3:40pm, there will be a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the U.S. Capitol Police, who were killed 15 years ago in the line of duty defending the Capitol, the people who work there, and its visitors against an armed intruder.
  • We also expect to consider the Student Loan legislation during Wednesday’s session.

The following amendments are pending to S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill:

The following amendment have been considered to S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill:

  • Vitter amendment #1744 (sexual abuse – housing aid); Agreed to: 99-1
  • Portman #1749, as modified (bridged in critical corridor program); Agreed to by voice vote

Senator Portman called up his amendment #1749, as modified (bridges in critical corridors program). The amendment, as modified, was then agreed to by a voice vote.

Senator Murray then called up Cardin amendment #1760 (report on condition of lane miles and highway bridge decks).

Senator Murray encouraged senators with amendments to reach out to the managers in order to call up their amendments. Senator Reid would like to complete action on the bill in the next 24 hours.

We will also execute the order on the Student Loan bill potentially around noon today. Under the order, there will be up to 6 hours for debate prior to a series of 4 votes in relation to the following amendments and on passage of the bill.

–          Reed (RI)-Warren second degree amendment to Manchin-Burr amendment;

–          Sanders second degree amendment to Manchin-Burr amendment;

–          Manchin-Burr amendment, as amended, if amended; and

–          Passage of H.R.1911, as amended, if amended.

The Senate is now considering H.R.1911, the student loans interest rate bill, as provided under the previous order.

At 5:15pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reed (RI)-Warren second degree amendment #1778 to Manchin-Burr amendment #1773 to S.1243, Student Loan Interest Rate (60-vote threshold)

Not Agreed to: 46-53

5:43pm The Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on the Sanders amendment # 1774 to Manchin-Burr amendment #1773 to S.1243, Student Loans Interest Rates (60-vote threshold)

Not Agreed to: 34-65

6:11pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on passage of S.1243, Student Loan Interest Rates, as amended (60-vote threshold)

Passed: 81-18

The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTES

1)      Reed (RI)-Warren second degree amendment #1778 (caps) to Manchin-Burr amendment #1773 (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed to: 46-53

2)      Sanders second degree amendment #1773 (sunset) to Manchin-Burr amendment #1773 (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed to: 34-65

3)      Passage of H.R.1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act, as amended (60-vote threshold); Passed: 81-18

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed H.R.1092, a bill to designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the “Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center”.

Discharged the Energy committee of further consideration of S.1294 and referred it to the Agriculture committee. S.1294, to designate as wilderness certain public land in the Cherokee National Forest in the State of Tennessee, and for other purposes.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Last Floor Action: 7/23
1:15:32 A.M. – The House adjourned. The
next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 24, 2013

205 – 217 the House Rejects Amdt to kill NSA Survellance Program

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The Senate will convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

  • Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It is expected he will renew his motion to proceed to S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The time until 12:00pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.
  • The next roll call vote will be at 12:00pm on Tuesday, July 23rd on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1243.  Cloture was filed on that motion during Thursday’s session of the Senate.  If cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will be yielded back and the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to proceed to S.1243 (likely a voice vote). If the motion to proceed to S.1243 is adopted, the text of H.R.2610, as reported by the House Appropriations, will be deemed House passed text for the purposes of rule 16.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings

At 12:00 noon today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014.  Under the previous order, if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will be yielded back and the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to proceed to S.1243 (likely a voice vote). If the motion to proceed to S.1243 is adopted, the text of H.R.2610, as reported by the House Appropriations, will be deemed House passed text for the purposes of Rule 16.

The Senate will recess for the weekly caucus meetings from 12:30 until 2:15pm. At 2:15pm Senator Chiesa will deliver his maiden speech for up to 15 minutes. Following Senator Chiesa’s remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of the THUD appropriations bill, that is assuming cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed. Additional votes in relation to amendments to the THUD appropriations bill are possible this afternoon.

12:01pm The Senate  began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014;

Invoked: 73-26

The Senate then adopted the motion to proceed by voice vote.

The Senate is considering S.1243, THUD Appropriations. Senator Vitter has offered amendment #1744, prohibit housing assistance benefits for individuals convicted of aggravated sexual abuse.

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