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Schedule for Monday, April 28, 2014

Schedule for Monday, April 28, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, April 28, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 5:30pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each and with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

 

At 5:30pm, there will be up to 4 roll call votes on the following:

 

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #574, Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit;
  2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #613, David Weil, Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor;
  3. Confirmation of Weil nomination; and
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #648, Katherine M. O’Regan, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.



Updates from the Floor

Agreement on O’Regan nomination
The Senate has reached an agreement to consider Executive Calendar #648 Katherine M. O’Regan, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. On Monday, April 28, upon disposition of the Weil nomination, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation O’Regan nomination. As a result, there will be up to…| More

Cloture filed on 6 district judges
Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #585 Sheryl H. Lipman, of TN, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee; Executive Calendar #586 Stanley Allen Bastian, of WA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington; Executive Calendar #587 Manish S. Shah, of IL,…| More

No votes until 5:30pm Monday, April 28th
When the Senate convenes at 4pm tomorrow, we anticipate reaching an agreement to postpone tomorrow’s votes until 5:30pm Monday, April 28th, notwithstanding cloture having been invoked on the Friedland nomination (9th Circuit). There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session of the Senate.   At 5:30pm on Monday, April 28, there will be…| More

Senate passes S.994, the DATA Act
This afternoon, the Senate passed S.994, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, with a Carper substitute amendment and a Carper amendment to the substitute.| More

Reid request to vote on Friedland and Weil nominations today-Republicans object
Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that at 4pm today, the Senate proceed to a series of 3 votes on the following Executive items:   -          Confirmation Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; -          Cloture on Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of David Weil,…| More

Procedural vote expected around 3pm
A procedural vote is expected to begin around 3pm. This will most likely be a motion to instruct the SAA to request the attendance of absent senators.   The Senate is currently considering the Friedland nomination, post-cloture.| More

objection to Toomey request to pass S.1596
This afternoon, Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent the HELP committee be discharged from further consideration of S.1596 and the bill be read a third time and passed.   S.1596 is a bill to require State educational agencies that receive funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to have in effect policies and…| More

Miller, Anthony, and Yohannes nominations confirmed by voice votes
The Miller, Anthony, and Yohannes nominations were confirmed by voice votes. No further roll call votes are expected during today’s session of the Senate.| More

objections in relation to H.R.3521, Veterans Clinic Leases
This afternoon, Senator Landrieu asked unanimous consent the Veterans’ Affairs committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.3521, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013.   Senator Lee, on Senator Coburn’s behalf, objected to the request and asked Senator Landrieu to modify her request to include a Vitter amendment,…| More

Up to 5 Roll Call Votes at 3:30pm
The Senate has reached an agreement that provides for up to 5 roll call votes at 3:30pm on confirmation of the following nominations. Each vote after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration. There will be 2 minutes of debate between the votes.   -          Executive Calendar #649, Wanda Felton, of New York,…| More

Roll Call Vote at 11:00am on the motion to invoke cloture on the mtp to S.2199
At 11:00am today, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2199, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.| More

Cloture filed on Freidland & Weil nominations; Selva nomination confirmed; agreements on McSweeny & Felton nominations
This evening, cloture was filed on the following nominations in the following order: -          Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle T. Freidland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit and -          Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour…| More

Up to 2 roll call votes at 4:30pm — confirmation of Kornze and Klotz nominations
At 4:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to a series of up to 2 roll call votes on confirmation of the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #556 Neil Gregory Kornze, of Nevada, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management; and Executive Calendar #502 Frank G. Klotz, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for…| More

Republican requests re: to consider unlimited amendments to Equal Pay for Equal Work legislation
McConnell UC request: Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that if cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed to S.2199, all post-cloture time be yielded back and the Senate proceed to the consideration of the bill, and that it be in order for Senator McConnell to offer amendment #2962 (flex time), and then for the…| More

No more votes
There will be no further roll call votes tonight.| More

Cloture filed on motion to proceed to Equal Pay bill (S.2199)
Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #345, S.2199, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote on…| More

The Senate confirmed the Taylor, Brothers, and Childress nominations by voice votes.
The Senate  confirmed the following nominations by voice votes: -          Executive Calendar #688 Francis Xavier Taylor, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; -          Executive Calendar #706 L. Reginald Brothers, Jr., of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security; and -          Executive…| More

Agreement on Taylor, Brothers, and Childress nominations
Following the vote on H.R.3979 (UI) tonight, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations listed below. There will be two minutes for debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees, prior to each vote. We expect the nominations to be confirmed by voice vote.…| More

Senate passed S.404, Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment
The Senate passed S.404, Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment.| More

Senate ratified fisheries treaties #112-4, 113-1, 113-2, 113-3
The Senate ratified the following fisheries treaties by division votes:   112-4 Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Un reported, and Unregulated Fishing 113-1  Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean 113-2  Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas…| More

Republicans object to passing House and Senate legislation on the North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2014
Senator Walsh asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.R.2559 and S.255, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment. Senator Toomey objected to both requests on behalf of Senators Cruz and Coburn.   H.R.2559, To withdraw certain Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition…| More

Roll Call Vote on cloture on H.R.3979, Emergency Unemployment Benefits Extension Act
The motion to waive the Budget point of order was agreed to 60-37. The Senate then agreed to Reed amendment #2874 by voice vote.   At 3:02pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3979, Emergency Unemployment Benefits Extension Act; Invoked: 61-35 This will be the…| More

Up to 3 Roll Call Votes at 2:30pm
The Senate has reached an agreement on H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Unemployment Insurance Extension bill.  Under the agreement, there will be up to 3 roll call votes (2 expected) at 2:30pm today and one roll call vote at 5:30pm on Monday.  The details of the agreement are below.   At 2:30pm today, all…| More

Malinowski, Wu, and Birx nominations confirmed by voice votes
The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:   -        Executive Calendar #520 Tomasz P. Malinowski, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; -        Executive Calendar #679 Portia Y. Wu, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; and -       …| More

Vitter appeal of the ruling of the chair
Senator Vitter attempted to call up amendment #2931 (prohibit concurrent receipt of emergency unemployment benefits and Social Security disability benefits) in the third degree to Reid #2874 to H.R.3970. The chair ruled that the amendment is not in order as it is inconsistent with the Senate’s precedents with respect to the offering of amendments, their…| More

2 roll call votes expected in the 4:30pm range
We are told the Republicans intend to make a motion to table one of the pending Reid amendments in the 4:15pm range to make it in order to offer an amendment. If the motion to table fails, we expect Senator Vitter will attempt to offer amendment #2931 (prohibit concurrent receipt of emergency unemployment benefits and…| More

Flake asks to call up SA 2935 (additional ACA plans)
Senator Flake asked unanimous consent that it be in order to call up amendment #2935 (additional ACA plans). Senator Durbin objected.| More

Objections to H.R.3521 & S.1950, as amended – Veterans bills
Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent the Veterans Affairs’ Committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.3521 and pass H.R.3521, Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013, as amended by a Vitter amendment (pay-for through price controls for prescription drugs in the Department of Defense). Senator Sanders objected.   Senator Sanders…| More

Moran request to call up #2911 (STEM Visas)
Senator Moran asked unanimous consent that it be in order to call up amendment #2911(formation and growth of new businesses/STEM Visas).   Senator Reed objected.| More

Objection to Blunt request to call up #2885
Senator Blunt asked unanimous consent that it be in order to call up amendment #2885 (to create a point of order against any legislation that would create a Federal tax or fee on carbon emissions).   Senator Reed objected| More

Vitter request to call up #2931 to H.R.3979
Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that it be in order to offer up amendment #2931 (prohibit concurrent receipt of emergency unemployment benefits and Social Security disability benefits). Senator Reid objected| More

Agreement on Malinowski, Wu, and Birx nominations
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   -        Executive Calendar #520 Tomasz P. Malinowski, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human…| More

Lu nomination confirmed by voice vote
Executive Calendar #683, Christopher P. Lu, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor, was confirmed by voice vote.| More

Up to 3 votes at 2:30pm (Whitaker and Lu nominations)
We’ve added the Carlin nomination (Assistant AG) to the series of votes this afternoon. As a result, there will be up to 3 roll call votes (only expect 2 roll calls) beginning at 2:30pm, if all time is used.   At 2:15pm, there will be up to 15 minutes for debate equally divided prior to…| More

2:30pm filing deadline for first degree amendments to H.R.3979 (UI)
Yesterday, Senator Reid filed cloture on the substitute amendment #2874 (Unemployment Insurance extension) and H.R.3970. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 2:30pm today.| More

Cloture filed on UI substitute amendment and H.R.3979
The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to H.R.3979, the UI Compensation Extension, by voice vote. Senator Reid then offered substitute amendment #2874, filled the remaining slots in the amendment tree, and filed cloture on the substitute amendment and underlying bill.   Under Rule 22, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment (UI) will occur…| More

Sessions objects to S.Res.404, Cesar Estrada Chavez
Senator Menendez asked unanimous consent the Judiciary committee be discharged from further consideration of S.Res.404, honoring the accomplishments and legacy of Cesar Estrada Chavez.   Senator Sessions asked to modify the request with a Vitter amendment at the desk. Senator Menendez did not accept the request to modify and Senator Sessions objected to the original…| More

Hatch objects to passing Wyden substitute to S.2157/Hatch asks to pass S.2122
Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Calendar #336, S.2157 with a Wyden substitute amendment (Full SGR Repeal with OCO and additional offsets). Senator Hatch objected.   Senator Hatch then asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Calendar #330, S.2122, Responsible Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act of 2014…| More

Sessions makes point of order/Wyden moves to waive re: SGR
Senator Sessions made a point of order that H.R.4302 violates section 201-A of S.Con.Res.21, the concurrent resolution on the Budget for fiscal year 2008. Senator Wyden moved to waive all applicable points of order.   At 5:30pm today there will be a series of up to 4 votes (we expect 3 roll calls and 1…| More

Senator Sessions objects to vote on S.2157, Full SGR Repeal with OCO offset/Sessions request to pass S.2122
Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent that following disposition of the Owens nomination tonight, the Senate proceed to a vote on passage of Calendar #336, S.2157, Commonsense Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act of 2014 (Full SGR repeal with OCO and other House-passed offsets), and the Senate then resume consideration of H.R.4302, as provided…| More

Agreement on H.R.4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (SGR/Doc Fix)
The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on passage of the SGR bill on Monday, March 31, with a 60-affirmative vote point of order. We expect a Republican to raise a Budget point of order against the bill prior to the vote on passage.   As a result of this agreement beginning at 5:30pm…| More

Tueller nomination confirmed by voice vote
Executive Calendar #700, the nomination of Mathew H. Tueller, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen, was confirmed by voice vote.| More

Agreements on Owens nomination and MTP to UI/Tueller nomination (Ambassador to Yemen)
By consent, at 1:45pm today, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #573, John B. Owens, of CA, to be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit that and then, notwithstanding rule 22, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to…| More

Contreras-Sweet nomination confirmed by voice vote (SBA)
The Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #689 Maria Contreras-Sweet, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, by voice vote.| More

H.R.4152, as amended, passed by voice vote
  The Senate passed H.R.4152, as amended, if amended (Ukraine) by voice vote.  | More

Agreement to vote on Contreras-Sweet nomination (SBA) tomorrow
That Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #689, the nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, following disposition of H.R.4152, Ukraine.| More

Cloture filed on MTP to UI and Owens Circuit judge
This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #573, the nomination of John B. Owens, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, He then filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #333, H.R.3979, which will be the legislative vehicle used for the Unemployment Insurance extension legislation. Under…| More

No more votes
There will be no further roll call votes during Wednesday’s session of the Senate. The next votes are expected to occur around 12:15pm tomorrow.| More

Westphal nomination confirmed by voice vote
By a voice vote, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #694 Joseph William Westphal – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia| More

Objections to H.R.3521 & S.1950, as amended – Veterans bills
Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent the Veterans Affairs’ committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.3521 and pass H.R.3521, Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013, as amended by a Vitter amendment (pay-for through price controls for prescription drugs in the Department of Defense). Senator Sanders objected.   Senator Sanders…| More

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