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Schedule for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

 

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to calendar #453, S.2569, with the time until 11:00am equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or their designees.

 

At 11:00am, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act, followed by voice votes on 3 nominations.

 

11:00am—1 roll call vote expected:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act (roll call vote);
  2. 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);
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #786 Andrew H. Schapiro, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Czech Republic (voice vote expected); and
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #599 Madelyn R. Creedon, of Indiana, to be Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration (voice vote expected)



Updates from the Floor

Agreement on Highway and Transportation Funding Act
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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
The Senate reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Clark, Schapiro, and Creedon nominations following the cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act. We expect these 3 nominations to be confirmed by voice votes. As a result, we expect 1 roll call vote and 3 voice votes…| More

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
The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes: -          Executive Calendar #789, Michael Anderson Lawson, of California, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization -          Executive Calendar #537 Eunice S. Reddick, of the District…| More

Agreement to vote re: Birotte, Rosenberg and deGravelles nominations on Tuesday, July 22 at 10:45am and 2:15pm
The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on Tuesday, July 22, at 10:45am on cloture on the Birotte, Rosenberg, and deGravelles nominations and, if cloture is invoked, at 2:15pm on confirmation of those nominations. There will be two minutes for debate prior to each vote. All votes after the first in each series will…| More

Agreement to vote on Carnes, Lawson, and Reddick nominations on Monday, July 21 at 5:30pm
The Senate reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Lawson and Reddick nominations upon disposition of the Carnes nomination on Monday.   As a result, at 5:30pm on Monday, July 21, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations listed below. We expect a roll call vote on the Carnes…| More

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
Senator Paul asked unanimous consent to take up and pass S.2265, the Stand with Israel Act of 2014.   Senator Corker objected.| More

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)
This evening, Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:   -        Executive Calendar #849, Julie E. Carnes, Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit -        Executive Calendar #851, Andre Birotte, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California -        Executive Calendar #852, Robin…| More

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)
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Nealon, Wood, and Jaenichen nominations confirmed by voice votes
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Agreement to vote on Nealon, Wood, and Jaenichen nominations in 3:15 vote series
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2 votes at noon; afternoon votes moved to 3:15pm (if cloture is invoked)
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Cloture filed on Ronnie White nomination and MTP to Hobby Lobby bill
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Agreement on S.2244, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 (TRIA)
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Silliman and Smith nominations confirmed by voice votes–no further roll call votes today
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Next vote: 2pm on confirmation of Donovan nomination (OMB)
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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
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Motion to proceed to S.2244, TRIA is pending
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1pm Thursday, July 10 filing deadline for first degree amendments to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act
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Vetter and Adams nominations confirmed by voice vote
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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Castro nomination (Secretary of HUD)
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Agreement on Castro, Vetter, and Adams nominations
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Corker objects to Senator Paul’s request to pass Stand with Israel bill
Senator Paul asked unanimous consent the Foreign Relations Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.2265, a bill to prohibit certain assistance to the Palestinian Authority. Senator Corker objected.| More

Durbin objection to Sessions’ request to pass S.91, Child Tax Credit Integreity Presesrvation Act, and S.202, Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act
Senator Sessions then asked unanimous consent the Judiciary Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.202, Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act (e-verify), and the Senate then take up and pass the bill. Senator Durbin objected.   Senator Sessions asked unanimous consent to discharge the Finance Committee from further consideration of S.91, Child Tax Credit Integrity…| More

Wyden objection to Cruz request to take up and adopt resolution to appoint special counsel to investigate IRS
Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent to take up and adopt a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. should appoint a special counsel or prosecutor to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Senator Wyden objected.| More

Beecroft, Dynan, Kai’aina, Logan and Handelsman nominations confirmed by voice votes–next vote 5:30pm Monday, July 7
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The next vote will begin at approx. 1:45pm.
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Cloture vote moved to 11:45am–1 RCV at 11:45am and at least 1 RCV at 1:45pm
The previously scheduled vote at noon will now begin at 11:45am today. Therefore, there will be 1 roll call vote beginning at approximately 11:45am on the motion to invoke cloture Executive Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. There will also be at least…| More

Agreement on Jones, Beecroft, Dynan, Kai’aina, Logan, and Handelsman
The Senate reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of several nominations at 1:45pm tomorrow, Thursday, June 26. We expect a roll call vote on one of the nominations (Jones to be Ambassador to Iraq) and voice votes on the remaining nominations.   As a result of the agreement, at 1:45pm tomorrow, the Senate will…| More

Cloture filed on mtp to Sportsman’s bill
Prior to adjourning today, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #384, S.2363, a bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting (Sportsman’s bill). The cloture vote is expected to occur at 5:30pm on Monday, July 7.| More

H.R.803, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is pending
The Senate has begun consideration of H.R.803, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).   Under the previous order, the time until 2:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The substitute amendment #3378 is pending. The Flake and Lee amendments now have amendment numbers and those numbers are listed…| More

McConnell objects to a vote on S.2262, the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency bill, and a vote on the Keystone Pipeline bill
This morning, Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the only amendments in order to the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency bill be 5 Republican amendments related to energy policy, and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill (S.2262) as amended, if amended, with a 60 vote threshold on adoption of the amendments and the…| More

Agreement on Wright, Morin, and Kelly nominations–3 roll call votes expected at 2:30pm and 4 voice votes
The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Wright, Morin, and Kelly nominations upon disposition of H.R.803. At 2:30pm today, there will be up to 7 votes (with 3 roll call votes and 4 voice votes expected):   1)      Flake amendment to H.R.803 (making the appointment and certification of a new…| More

Cloture filed on Krause nomination (Third Circuit)
Prior to adjourning this evening, Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. The cloture vote is expected to occur at a time to be determined on Thursday, June 26. Senators will be notified when the cloture vote is…| More

FloorWrap-up

Wrap Up for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Roll Call Votes Cloture on Executive Calendar #851, Andre Birotte, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; Invoked 56-43 Cloture on Executive Calendar #852, Robin L. Rosenberg, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida; Invoked 58-42 Cloture on Executive Calendar #854, John W.… | More


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