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Old 02-03-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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Okay. So they need two votes and I'm assuming even more time convincing house republicans. I know this has been discussed a billion times but I guess we won't truly know when and if it does happen.

 
Old 02-03-2014, 03:42 PM
 
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They need 3 votes. First its a cloture vote which is 60 , then there is 30 hours of debate and then amendment debate and votes and then a second cloture vote and if it passes the 2nd cloture vote they do a third and final vote and that third and final only needs 51 votes. takes 4-5 days total (Could take more if they do not limit amendments) . if the Republicans were not filibustering this and forcing the dementment proccess to take so much time this could get done in 2 days. These bills should not take as much time as they are but the gridlock in the Senate and house is ridiculous.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 03:43 PM
 
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Looks like they plan to start talking about it tomorrow on the Senate floor.

At 5:30pm tonight, there will be a cloture vote on the conference report to accompany H.R.2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. Under the previous order, at approximately 2:35pm tomorrow (Tuesday) , the Senate will proceed to vote on adoption of the conference report. Upon disposition of the Farm bill conference report, the pending business would be S.1845, Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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An agreement to renew federal unemployment benefits that could attract bipartisan support is on the table, a source has told The Hill.

The deal, if it goes forward, would restore benefits to the long-term unemployed for three months and would be fully offset with a pay-for that has been in the mix and is agreeable to both parties.

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A vote could happen as early as Tuesday although Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not hint at a deal or lay out any specific plans on Monday during a floor speech.
I remain cautiously optimistic that Republicans will heed their constituents at home and help Democrats restore emergency benefits to Americans in need," Reid said.

"Congress cant solve every problem. But we can solve this one. All we have to do is work together.

A group of Republicans and Democrats have been working together for the past few week to reach an agreement that would get the backing of Senate leadership and finally clear the upper chamber after weeks of failed attempts.



Read more: Senate deal on unemployment insurance in the works | TheHill
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:56 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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A group of Republicans and Democrats have been working together for the past few week to reach an agreement that would get the backing of Senate leadership and finally clear the upper chamber after weeks of failed attempts.
They've been working together? Really?
 
Old 02-03-2014, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, NJ
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Cory Booker is on CSPAN 2 now
 
Old 02-03-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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He's reading his speech..... and has a chart..... ugh.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 05:32 PM
 
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He's reading his speech..... and has a chart..... ugh.
What does this mean??
 
Old 02-03-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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What does this mean??
It means that he's making it a point not to miss anything... and has done analysis.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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I think Cory Booker is doing a good job. Very comprehensive speech which we hadn't seen to date on the Senate floor. Reading or not, this is the best we've gotten so far. Hopefully it will pull the 3 votes we need.
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