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  • Informing the President of the United States That a Quorum of Each House is Assembled

    by Senator Harry Reid

    Posted on 2013-01-03

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    REID. Mr. President, I have a resolution at the desk, and I ask that it now be considered.



    The VICE PRESIDENT. The clerk will report the resolution by title.

    The legislative clerk read as follows: A resolution (S. Res. 1) informing the President of the United States that a quorum of each House is assembled.

    The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, the resolution is considered and agreed to.

    The resolution (S. Res. 1) reads as follows: S. Res. 1 Resolved, That a committee consisting of two Senators be appointed to join such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives to wait upon the President of the United States and inform him that a quorum of each House is assembled and that the Congress is ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.

    The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Can we have order.

    The majority leader.

    Mr. REID. Mr. President, even though I suggested people need not stay, I would appreciate they be quiet.

    The PRESIDENT pro tempore. There will be order in the Senate and in the galleries. The Senate will be in order so the majority leader can be heard.

    Mr. REID. I do not like to complain, Mr. President, but all the noise is coming from the Democratic side so---- The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Will the Democratic side be in order.

    Mr. REID. Mr. President, I move to reconsider the vote by which the resolution was agreed to.

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