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Schedule for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:00am.

Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:00 noon, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.

At 12:00 noon, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #952, Robert Alan McDonald, to be Secretary for Veterans Affairs.

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

At 2:45pm, there will a roll call vote on confirmation of the McDonald nomination, followed by several voice votes to confirm the Andre, Hoza, and Polaschik nominations.

Upon disposition of the Polaschik nomination, the Senate will turn to the consideration of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act. Senators should expect 5 roll call votes in the evening in relation to the Wyden, Carper-Corker-Boxer, Lee, and Toomey amendments and on passage of H.R.5021, as amended, if amended. Senators will be notified when those votes are scheduled.

2:45pm—1 roll call vote, 3 voice votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #952, Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs (roll call vote)
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #530, Larry Edward Andrea, Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (voice vote expected)
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #543, Michael Stephen Hoza, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon (voice vote expected)
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #899, Joan A. Polaschik, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (voice vote expected)

TBD—5 roll call votes

  1. Wyden amendment #3582 (text of Finance-reported bill)
  2. Carper-Corker-Boxer amendment #3583 (Date Change and Finance Committee-reported financing provisions, with the exception of pension smoothing provisions)
  3. Lee amendment #3584 (devolution/text of S.1702)
  4. Toomey amendment #3585 (Exemptions – Damaged Road/Bridge reconstruction)
  5. Passage of H.R.5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act, as amended, if amended

 



Updates from the Floor

Agreement on Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nomination–up to 5 votes @ 10:45am tomorrow–only 2 roll call votes expected
Following the cloture vote the motion to proceed to S. 2648 tomorrow (2nd vote in the 10:45am series tomorrow), the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nominations. We expect these nominations to be confirmed by voice votes.   At approximately 10:45am (depending on how much Leader time is…| More

No more votes today
The Senate passed H.R.5021, Highway Transportation Funding Act, as amended, by a vote of 79-18. The Senate then resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations. There will be no further roll call votes tonight. There will be up to 2 roll call votes around 10:45am tomorrow.   -          Cloture…| More

Andrea, Hoza, and Polaschik nominations by voice votes
The Senate confirmed the McDonald nomination by a vote of 97-0. The Senate then confirmed Andrea, Hoza, and Polaschik nominations by voice votes.   The Senate is now considering H.R. 5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act. The Wyden-Hatch #3582, Carper-Corker-Boxer #3583, Lee #3584, and Toomey #3585 are in order prior to a vote on passage…| More

Agreement on Highway and Transportation Funding Act–up to 5 roll call votes Tuesday evening
The Senate has reached an agreement to execute the previous order with respect to the Highway and Transportation funding Act tomorrow. At 2:45pm on Tuesday July 29, the Senate will proceed to a series of votes on confirmation of the McDonald, Andre, Hoza and Polaschik nominations. Upon disposition of the Polaschik nomination, the Senate will…| More

Agreement to vote on confirmation of the Andre, Hoza and Polaschik nominations
The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Andre, Hoza and Polaschik nominations. Following consideration of Executive Cal. #952 (McDonald) (2:45pm vote), on Tuesday July 29, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations.   2:45pm on Tuesday, July 29—up to 4 votes–at least 1 roll call vote Confirmation of Executive…| More

Agreement to vote on McDonald nomination (Sect’y of VA) at 2:45pm Tuesday, July 29
On Tuesday, July 29, the Senate will execute the previous order with respect to Executive Calendar #952 Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The only debate time will be from 12:00 noon until 12:30pm and from 2:15pm until 2:45pm, equally divided in the usual form. At 2:45pm, the Senate will…| More

Inhofe objects to Klobuchar Global Climate Change resolution
Senator Klobuchar asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and adopt S.Res.524, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding global climate change. Senator Inhofe objected.| More

Amendment tree filled and cloture filed on S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act; and cloture filed on the motion to proceed to, S.2648, the Emergency Supplemental bill
Senator Reid offered several date change amendments to S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act, and filed cloture on the bill. Under the rule, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday, July 30. Another message will be sent when the vote is scheduled.   Senator Reid then moved to proceed to…| More

Kaye, Mohorovic, and McKeon nominations confirmed by voice votes–no more votes today
The Senate confirmed the Kaye, Mohorovic, and McKeon nominations by voice votes.   Executive Calendar #915, Elliot F. Kaye, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2013; confirmed by voice vote Executive Calendar #916, Elliot F. Kaye, of New York,…| More

Disbrow, Mendez, Rogoff, Andrews nominations confirmed by voice votes
The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes. Executive Calendar #777, Lisa S. Disbrow, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; Executive Calendar #919, Victor M. Mendez, of Arizona, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation; Confirmation of Executive Calendar #920, Peter M. Rogoff, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of…| More

Motion to proceed to Bring Jobs Home Act agreed to by voice vote
The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to calendar #453, S.2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act, by voice vote.| More

Agreement on Mendez, Rogoff, Andrews, Kaye, Mohorovic, and McKeon nominations
The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Mendez, Rogoff, and Andrews nominations today and on the Kaye, Mohorovic, and McKeon nominations on Monday.   Today at 1:45pm there will be up to 6 votes  (1 roll call and 5 voice votes): Adoption of the motion to proceed to calendar #453,…| More

3:40pm Moment of Silence for Special Agent Gibson and Officer Chestnut
At 3:40pm today, the Senate conduct a moment of silence in memory of the 1998 Capitol shooting that resulted in the deaths of Special Agent John Gibson and Officer Jacob Chestnut.| More

Agreement to vote on Secretary of VA at a time to be determined
The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the McDonald nomination. At time to be determined by the Majority Leader, with the concurrence of the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #952 Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. There will be up to…| More

Clark, Schapiro, and Creedon nominations confirmed by voice votes
The following nominations were agreed to by voice votes: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #802 Julia Akins Clark, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years (voice vote expected); Confirmation of Executive Calendar #786 Andrew H. Schapiro, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United…| More

Cloture invoked on the motion to proceed to Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture was invoked on the motion to proceed to the Bring Jobs Home Act by a vote of 93-7. The Senate confirmed the Clark, Schapiro, and Creedon nominations by voice votes. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the motion to proceed to the Bring Jobs Home Act. Another message…| More

Agreement on Highway and Transportation Funding Act
The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Highway and Transportation Funding Act at a time to be determined. Under the agreement the Wyden, Carper-Corker-Boxer, Lee and Toomey amendments are in order for consideration to the bill. Upon disposition of the amendments, the Senate would proceed to vote on passage of H.R.5021, as amended,…| More

Cloture filed on Harris nomination (Fourth Circuit)
This evening, Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. The cloture vote is expected to occur at a time to be determined on Thursday, July 24.| More

Agreement on Clark, Schapiro, Creedon nominations
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Cloture filed on the MTP to S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act
Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #453, S.2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act. The cloture vote is expected to occur Wednesday morning. Another message will be sent when the vote is scheduled.| More

Lawson and Reddick nominations confirmed by voice vote–no more roll call votes today
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Agreement to vote re: Birotte, Rosenberg and deGravelles nominations on Tuesday, July 22 at 10:45am and 2:15pm
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Agreement to vote on Carnes, Lawson, and Reddick nominations on Monday, July 21 at 5:30pm
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Shear and Mader nominations confirmed by voice votes
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Corker objects to Paul’s request to take up and pass S.2265, Stand with Israel
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Next vote: 1:45pm on cloture on Carnes nomination
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Tester amendment agreed to by voice vote
The Tester amendment #3552 was agreed to by voice vote.| More

Vitter amendment agreed to by voice vote
The Vitter #3550 was agreed to by voice vote| More

3 RCV @ noon, 1 roll call at 2pm, 5:30pm vote on Monday (TRIA, Carnes, Shear, Mader nominations)
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Cloture filed on Carnes, Birotte, Rosenberg, deGravelles nominations (GA Circuit, CA, FL and LA districts)
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Modified agreement on TRIA–reduce debate time–3 roll call votes expected at noon Thursday
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Cloture not invoked on S.2578, Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act
Cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to S.2578, Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act, by a vote of 56-43. Senator Reid changed his vote to no (for procedural reasons) and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote at a later time. The Senate continues to debate the motion to…| More

12:20pm vote on confirmation of White nomination (MO district judge)
Cloture was invoked on the White nomination by a vote of 54-43. As a result, at 12:20pm the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.   At 2:10pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2578, Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act…| More

Nealon, Wood, and Jaenichen nominations confirmed by voice votes
The LaFleur nomination was confirmed by a roll call vote of 90-7. The Senate then confirmed the Nealon, Wood, and Jaenichen nominations by voice votes. We expect the next vote to begin around 10:30am tomorrow. That vote would be on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #850, the nomination of Ronnie L. White,…| More

Agreement to vote on Nealon, Wood, and Jaenichen nominations in 3:15 vote series
The Senate reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of Nealon, Wood, and Jaenichen nominations following the vote on the LaFleur nomination. We expect these 3 nominations to be confirmed by voice votes. As a result, we expect 2 roll call votes and 3 voice votes to begin at approximately 3:15pm today.   3:15pm—2 roll…| More

2 votes at noon; afternoon votes moved to 3:15pm (if cloture is invoked)
At 12:00 noon today, the Senate will proceed to a series of 2 roll call votes on the following motions:   -        Cloture on Executive Calendar #839, Norman C. Bay, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and -        Cloture on Executive Calendar #842, Cheryl A. LaFleur, of Massachusetts,…| More

Cloture filed on Ronnie White nomination and MTP to Hobby Lobby bill
Today Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #850, the nomination of Ronnie L. White, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. He then filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2578, Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014. The cloture vote on the White…| More

Agreement on S.2244, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 (TRIA)
The Senate has reached an agreement to consider Calendar #438, S.2244, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 (TRIA). At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #438, S.2244. The committee-reported amendments will be agreed to; the…| More

Silliman and Smith nominations confirmed by voice votes–no further roll call votes today
The Silliman and Smith nominations were then confirmed by voice votes. There will be no further roll call votes today.| More

Next vote: 2pm on confirmation of Donovan nomination (OMB)
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11:45am cloture vote on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, 2pm nominations votes (only 1 RCV expected), filing deadline reminders
The Senate has reached an agreement to move the cloture vote on S.2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, to 11:45am today.   11:45am—1 roll call vote: Cloture on S.2363, the Bipartisan Sportsman’s Act   2:00pm—at least 1 roll call vote: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #903 Shaun L. S. Donovan, of New York, to be Director of…| More

No votes Monday, July 14, 2014
There will be no roll call votes on Monday, July 14, 2014.| More

Filing deadlines for S.2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014
The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.2363, is 10:30am Thursday, July 10 and the deadline for second degree amendments is 11:30am Thursday. If cloture is invoked, amendment must be germane and filed at the desk prior to the deadline to be considered in order.| More

Cloture filed on Bay and LaFleur nominations (FERC) and Agreement to vote on Tuesday, July 15
During Wednesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the following 2 FERC nominations:   Executive Calendar #839 Norman C. Bay, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2018 Executive Calendar #842 Cheryl A. LaFleur, Massachusetts, to be a Member of…| More

Motion to proceed to S.2244, TRIA is pending
Senator Reid then moved to proceed to S.2244, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014.| More

1pm Thursday, July 10 filing deadline for first degree amendments to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act
The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.2363 is 1:00pm  Thursday, July 10. If cloture is invoked, all germane amendments must be filed prior to the deadline to be considered in order post-cloture. If your senator has a germane amendment and would like to preserve the ability to offer, please send a signed copy…| More

Pending Amendments to S.2363, Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act
The following amendments are pending to S.2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act:   Reid for Udall (CO) #3469 (public target range) Reid #3490 to #3469 (strikes “the”) Motion to commit with instructions that includes Reid #3491 (date change) Reid #3492 to the motion to commit (date change) Reid #3493 to #3492 (date change)| More

Motion to proceed to Sportsmen’s agreed to, amendments offered, cloture filed
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Vetter and Adams nominations confirmed by voice vote
The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes: Executive Calendar #797, Darci L. Vetter, of Nebraska, to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador Executive Calendar ##904 William D. Adams, of Maine to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities for a term…| More

FloorWrap-up

Wrap Up for Monday, July 28, 2014
Roll Call Votes 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the Fourth District; Confirmed: 50-43. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.525: Designating July 30, 2014, as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2673, U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership… | More


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