Standing Committee Meeting: September 15

The Standing Committee of Correspondents has scheduled its next meeting: Monday, September 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Senate Press Gallery, Room S-316 of the Capitol.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

4:00 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15. There will be 3 roll call votes at 5:30:

  • Motion to invoke cloture on S. 2199 (paycheck fairness)
  • Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Jeffrey Baron to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Steven Burns to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

If cloture is invoked on the nominations the votes on confirmation will occur on Tuesday, September 16 at 2:15.

3:55 p.m. ML Reid made a motion to invoke cloture on the nominations of Jeffrey Baron and Steven Burns to be members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The following bills were passed by unanimous consent:

  • H.R. 4197-whistle blower protection
  • S. 2258-increase rates for veterans with service related disabilites
  • S. Res. 542-Supporting save for retirement week

3:40 p.m. Senator Ayotte spoke about paycheck fairness.

3:30 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke about ISIS.

3:27 p.m. Majority Leader Reid spoke about Hamas.

3:13 p.m Senator Schumer spoke on S.J. Res 19; Constitutional Amendment.

2:23 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke on the Radzanowski nomination and the state of NASA, before turning to discuss ISIS.

2:22 p.m. Senate agreed to the following nominations by voice votes:

John Hoover – to be Ambassador to Sierra Leone

Anne E. Rung – to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy

David Radzanowski – to be Chief Financial Officer, NASA

Miranda A. A. Ballentine – to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force

Joseph L. Nimmich – to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Judith M. Davenport – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Elizabeth Sembler – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

David J. Arroyo – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

2:20 p.m. Cloture was not invoked 54-42.

1:45 p.m. Roll call vote began on the motion to invoke cloture on SJ Res 19.

1:40 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about the ebola outbreak in West Africa.

1:26 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on the campaign finance amendment to the Constitution.

1:13 p.m. Senator Vitter spoke about campaign finance.

1:05 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about student loan debt.

1 p.m. Senator Boxer spoke about the president’s campaign against the Islamic State.

12:44 p.m. Senator Graham spoke about the campaign against the Islamic State.

12:30 p.m. Senator McCain spoke about the president’s response to the Islamic State.

12:15 p.m. Senator Walsh spoke about veterans and mental health.

11:40 a.m. Senator Coons spoke about Ebola and ISIS.

11:35 a.m. ML Reid announced that the cloture vote on S.J. Res 19 (constitutional amendment for campaign finance) will occur at 1:45 p.m.

ML Reid motion to proceed to S. 2432 (Higher Education Act).

11:30 a.m. ML Reid filled the amendment tree on S. 2199 (paycheck fairness)

  • Reid amend #3800
  • Reid 2nd degree amend #3801 to amend #3800
  • Reid motion to commit the bill to the HELP committee with instructions
  • Reid amend #3803
  • Reid 2nd degree amend #3804 to amend #3803
  • Reid motion to invoke cloture on S. 2199

11:20 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on 9/11.

11:05 a.m. Senator Mikulski spoke on 9/11 and then turned to discuss the middle class.

10:50 a.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on 9/11.

10:29 a.m. Senator Blunt spoke on 9/11, terrorism, and healthcare.

10:20 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke on 9/11, ISIS, and the democrat’s agenda.

9:45 a.m. Senator Thad Cochran spoke on 9/11.

9:37 a.m. H.R. 5078, to Preserve Existing Rights and Responsibilities with Respect to Waters of the U.S., was read a 2nd time.  Senator Reid spoke on 9/11 and ISIS.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.

After the prayer and the pledge, there will be a moment of silence for the victims of the September 11 attacks.

The Senate will then resume post-cloture consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Leader Reid has indicated that unanimous consent may be sought for early afternoon votes on S. 2199 and on cloture for S.J. Res. 19, the constitutional amendment  on campaign finance.

There is a consent agreement for votes on the following nominations after the cloture  vote on S.J. Res. 19 (with voice votes expected):

Executive Calendar Numbers 544 (John Hoover, ambassador to Sierra Leone); 977 (Anne Rung, administrator of Federal Procurement Policy); 685 (David Radzanowski, CFO of NASA); 867 (Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force); 976 (Joseph Nimmich, deputy administrator of FEMA); and 917, 914 & 758 (Elizabeth Sembler, Judith Davenport and David Arroyo to the board of the Corp. for Public Broadcasting).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1:42 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke in favor of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

1:22 p.m. Senator Cardin paid tribute to outgoing staff member Priscilla Ross.

1:05 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about S.J. Res 19 and the rest of the Democrats agenda.

12:48 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about fraudulent student visas, and the passing of Senator Jeffords.

12:40 p.m Senator Blunt spoke about equal pay.

12:30 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about health care.

12:10 p.m Senator Cornyn spoke about ISIS.

11:55 a.m. Senator Warner spoke about the anniversary of September 11th attacks and student debt.

11:45  a.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about ISIS.

11:28 a.m.Senator Fischer spoke about S.J. Res 19.

11:16 a.m. Senator Cardin spoke about Ferguson.

11:08 a.m. Senator Flake spoke against S. J. Res 19.

10:57  a.m. Senator Tester spoke in favor of S. J. Res 19, supporting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution relating to contributions intended to affect elections.

10:37 a.m. Senator Markey spoke in favor of S. J. Res 19, supporting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution relating to contributions intended to affect elections.  He also spoke in favor of net neutrality.

10:27 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on ISIS.

10:10 a.m. Senator Udall (NM) spoke in favor of the proposed constitutional amendment.

10:09 a.m. Senator Levin spoke on ISIS.

9:45 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke on ISIS and paid tribute to Marine Lance Cpl. Matthias N. Hanson.

9:35 a.m. Senator Reid spoke on ISIS.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. and will resume post-cloture consideration of the motion to proceed to the proposed constitutional amendment on campaign finance (S.J. Res. 19).

At 2 p.m., all post-cloture time will be deemed expired and a vote will occur on the motion to proceed to S.J. Res. 19. A voice vote is possible.

Following adoption of the motion to proceed to S.J. Res. 19, a roll call vote is expected on reconsideration of the motion to proceed to S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Tuesday September 9, 2014

6:55 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m.

6:20 p.m. Senator Brown spoke in favor of the Constitutional Amendment.

6:05 p.m.  Senator Roberts spoke against the Constitutional Amendment.

5:45 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke in favor of the Constitutional Amendment.

5:40 p.m. Senator Walsh spoke in favor of the Constitutional Amendment.

5:30 p.m. Senator Udall spoke in favor of the Constitutional Amendment.

5:20 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke in favor of the Constitutional Amendment.

4:33 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke against the Constitutional Amendment.

4:20 p.m. Senator Reed spoke in favor of the Constitutional Amendment.

4:01 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke on ISIS and the Constitutional Amendment.

3:49 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke on ISIS.

3:15 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on ISIS and commodity in the Senate and Congress.  He also spoke on Burger King and inversion.

2:50 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on bills passed by the House and not brought up in the Senate, before turning to discussion of foreign policy in Iraq and Ukraine.

2:29 p.m. Senators Murray and Stabenow spoke on equal pay and minimum wage legislation.

2:15 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke against the Constitutional Amendment.

12:55 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 2:15 p.m. for policy luncheons.

12:40 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke for the constitutional amendment.

12:12 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke against the consitutional amendment.

12:01 p.m. Senator Franken spoke for the constitutional amendment on campaign finance

11:46 a.m. Senator Thune spoke against the proposed constitutional amendment, S J Res 19.

11:31 a.m. Senator Coats spoke about the danger of ISIS or IS.

11:30 a.m. The Senate turned to the Motion to Proceed to S J Res 19 — proposing an amendment to the U.S. constitution relating to contributions intended to affect elections.  The Senate invoked cloture on this motion to proceed last night.

11:03 a.m. Senators Klobuchar, Cantwell and Graham spoke in favor of reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank.

10:55 a.m. Senator Cardin spoke on the costs of college.

10:46 a.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on the Affordable Care Act.

10:30 a.m. Senator Lee spoke on the campaign finance amendment.

10:15 a.m. ML Reid responds to RL McConnell comments on campaign finance amendment.

10:09 a.m. RL McConnell spoke on ISIS and the campaign finance amendment.

10:02 a.m. ML Reid laid out the days schedule, and discussed the pending campaign finance Constitutional amendment.

The Senate convened at 10:00 am and is currently in morning business.  At approximately 11:00 am, the Senate will turn to S.J. Res 19, post cloture.  When the Senate recesses for lunch between 12:30 and 2:15, the cloture clock will continue.

 

Monday, September 8, 2014

7:26 The Senate adjourned until 10:00 am Tuesday September 9, 2014.

7:25 Senator Reid asked that S.J. Res 39 be postponed indefinitely, by unanimous consent.

6:50 p.m. Cloture invoked 79-18.

6:31 p.m. Roll call vote begins on cloture on the motion to proceed.

6:27 p.m. Cohen and Chen nominations confirmed by voice vote.

6:26 p.m. Aaron nomination confirmed 54-43.

6:10 p.m. Roll call vote begins on Aaron nomination.

6:08 p.m. Pryor nomination confirmed 97-0.

5:30 p.m. Roll call vote begins on Pryor nomination.

5:21 p.m. Senator Chambliss spoke on the nomination of Jill Pryor.

5:17 p.m Senator Grassley spoke on the campaign finance amendment.

5:07 p.m. Senator Iskason spoke on the nomination of Jill Pryor.

5:03 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke on ISIS.

4:45 p.m. Senator Roberts spoke on the campaign finance amendment.

4:35 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about introducing legislation to attack ISIS.

4:30 p.m. Senator Isakson paid tribute to Chick Fil-A founder after his death today.

4:21 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on the campaign finance amendment.

4:05 p.m. Senator Tom Udall spoke on the campaign finance amendment.

3:52 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the campaign finance amendment.

3:34 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the campaign finance amendment to the constitution.

3 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke about the Islamic State.

2:55 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke on the nominees for the Social Security Advisory Board.

2:35 p.m. Senator Sessions spoke on immigration.

2:32 p.m. The Senate convened at 2:00 p.m.

H.R. 5230 (Supplemental Appropriations for FY14) and H.R. 5272 (Prohibit Certain Acts with Respect to Deferred Action for Aliens Not Lawfully Present in US) were read a 2nd time.

Senators Reid and Leahy spoke on campaign finance.

The Senate will reconvene at 2:00 p.m. and will be in a period of morning business until 5:30 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., proceed to Executive Session and conduct votes on the following nominations:

Confirmation of the nomination of Jill Pryor of Georgia to the U.S. Circuit Court for the 11th Circuit.

Votes are then expected on these four confirmations:

§  Henry J. Aaron to be a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board (for a term ending in September, 2014). A roll call vote is expected.

§ Henry J. Aaron to be a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board (for a term ending in 2020). A voice vote is expected.

§ Alan L. Cohen to be a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board. A voice vote is expected.

§  Lanhee J. Chen to be a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board. A voice vote is expected.

A roll call vote is then expected on whether to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res. 19, a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution on campaign finance.

 

Friday, August 8, 2014

 

9:19 a.m. The Senate has convened in pro forma session, Senator Coons presiding.

The Senate now stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014.

The first roll call vote on September 8 will occur at 5:30 p.m. 

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The Senate will convene at 9:15 a.m. for a pro forma session only. There will be no votes.

Following that, the Senate will next convene at 2:00 p.m. on September 8, 2014. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Senate convened at 11:00 a.m.

Senator Coons called up H.Con. Res. 112, providing for the conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and the conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate.  It was agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate remained in morning business.

The Senate will meet in pro forma session at 9:15 am on Friday August 8, 2014.

Following that, the Senate will next meet at 2:00 p.m. on September 8, 2014.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

2:56 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 5th.  There will be no votes druing Tuesday’s session.  The next votes will occur on Monday, September 8th at 5:30 p.m. on the nomination of Jill Pryor, GA, to be US Circuit Judge for 11th Circuit.

Senate passed the following in wrap up:

Passed En Bloc:

H.R. 606 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the “Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building”.

H.R. 1671 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the “Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building.”

HR 2291 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office”.

H.R. 3472 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13127 Broadway Street in Alden, New York, as the “Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz Memorial Post Office”.

H.R. 3765 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 198 Baker Street in Corning, New York, as the “Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building”.

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Passed H.R.4386, Money Remittances

Passed H.R.5195, Afghan Special Immigrant Visas

Adopted S.Res.536, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2772, Supplemental Appropriations for FY2014 (Flake)

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2773, Supplemental Appropriations for FY2014 (Cornyn-Grassley-McConnell)

12:25 p.m. Senator Chambliss paid tribute to Matt Olsen, outgoing director of the National Terrorism Center.

11:21 a.m. The Senate passed H.J. Res 76, the Reid, McConnell, Mikulski emergency substitute appropriating Iron Dome funds.

The Iron Dome unanimous consent request was put forth by Sen. Reid at 11:11.  Senators McConnell, McCain and Graham spoke in favor of it.

11:04 a.m. Senator Reid asked for a second reading on two supplemental appropriations bills and they were placed on the calendar.
S 2772 Supplemental appropriations through September 30, 2014
S2773 Supplemental appropriations through September 30, 2014, including funds for border security, law enforcement, humanitarian assistance and other purposes.

11:03 a.m. The Senate proceeded to S.J. Res 417, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United Stated relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

The Senate convened at 11 a.m.

No votes are scheduled until September 8, 2014.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

11:17 p.m. The Senate approved a series of resolutions by voice vote and then adjourned until 11 a.m. Aug. 1. There will be no votes until Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

11 p.m. The Senate confirmed by voice vote the nomination of John Tefft as ambassador to Russia. The Senate also confirmed by voice vote the nomination of Laura Junor to be principal deputy under secretary of defense.

9:45 p.m. Senator Enzi objected to unanimous consent requests by Senator Menendez to confirm a number of ambassadorial nominati0ns, including John Tefft to Russia.

9:22 p.m. On a vote of 58 to 33, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Jill Pryor to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court.

*** 9: 25 p.m. On a vote of  58 to 33,  the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Jill Pryor of Georgia to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court.

*** 9:05 p.m. On a vote of 81 to 13, the Senate has passed the highway bill,  H.R. 5021.

***   8:45 p.m. On a vote of 91 to 3, the Senate passed the veterans bill, H.R. 3230.

*** 8:25 p.m. On a vote of 86 to 8, the Senate waived a budget point of order on the veterans bill.

*** 7:45  p.m. On a vote of 50 to 44, the Senate failed to waive the budget point of order on S. 2648. The supplemental appropriation therefore failed.

*** 7:20 p.m. : On a vote of 43 to 52, the Senate did not agree to table Amendment #3751 to S.2648, the supplemental spending bill for border enforcement and other uses.

5:47 p.m. Senator Reid filled the amendment tree on the supplemental appropriation (S. 2648), filed cloture on the bill and secured agreement for the following series of votes, beginning at about 6:45 p.m.

On the supplemental (including money to address the border crisis):

– McConnell motion to table Reid amendment #3751 (date change);

– Mikulski motion to waive budget point of order;

–  If the motion to waive is agreed to, cloture on S.2648;

–  If cloture is invoked, on passage of S.2648

On the conference report for the veterans bill:

– Sanders motion to waive budget point of order

– Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.3230, the veterans bill

On highway spending:

 – Wyden, or designee, motion to waive budget point of order;

– Motion to recede from the earlier Senate amendment to H.R.5021. (This is essentially passage of the highway spending bill.)

There may also be a cloture vote on the Jill Pryor nomination to be U..S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

4:35 p.m. Senator Corker objected. There ensued an exchange among Senators Boxer, Corker and Menendez about the failure to secure consent for consideration of the Israeli aid bill.

4:25 p.m. Senator Boxer sought unanimous consent for an Israeli aid bill. Senator Blunt, the co-sponsor of the bill, spoke for the agreement.

4:15 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke about the VA conference committee report.

3:55 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the border situation.

3:45 p.m. Senator Moran spoke about the VA.

3:23 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke on internet tax and asked unanimous consent to proceed to S.2735 (2 month extension of Internet Tax Freedom Act), Ayotte objected.

3:15 p.m. Senator Ayotte spoke on internet tax.

3:06 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke on an internet tax. Asked unanimous consent to proceed to H.R. 3086

(internet tax) and Heitkamp objected.

2:55 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke on S. 2648.

2:36 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke on Senate procedure.

2:31 p.m. Senator Sessions spoke on the VA Bill.

2:10 – Murphy spoke on Affordable  Care Act. (Barrasso) 2:25 p.m.

1:57 p.m. Coburn spoke on unanimous  consent agreements.

1:17 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke on the Affordable Care Act.

1:00 p.m. Senator Vitter spoke on the border crisis.

12:22 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about restoring emergency unemployment benefits.

12:07 -12:19  p.m. Senators Booker and Heller spoke about veterans and the compromise proposal to reform the VA.

11:01 a.m. The Senate turned to S 2648, the Emergency Supplemental post cloture.  Senators Leahy, Cardin, Mikulski and Wyden spoke in support of the bill.

10:28 a.m. Senator Sessions spoke about immigration.

9:50 a.m. Senators Fischer and King spoke in a colloquy about their proposed tax credit to finance paid leave for workers.

9:44 a.m. Minority Leader McConnell spoke about the border crisis.

9:32 a.m. Majority Leader Reid ordered second reading of the Export-Import Bank reauthorization (S.2709). Senator Reid also spoke about the schedule for September and criticized House Republicans.

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The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. and after leaders’ remarks will resume post-cloture debate on the motion to proceed to S. 2648.

This is the supplemental appropriation that includes money to alleviate the border crisis.  If all post-cloture time is used, debate on the motion to proceed would conclude between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

7:25 p.m. – The Senate Adjourned until 9:30 a.m. Thursday July 31st and will resume consideration on the motion to proceed to S. 2648 – Supplemental Appropriations (post cloture).  No votes have been scheduled.

4:02 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about wildfires.

3:09 p.m. -3:47 p.m.  Senators Barrasso, Boozman, Blunt, Johanns and Coats spoke on the Affordable Care Act.

2:33 p.m. Senator Harkin urged the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2:10 p.m. Senator Mikulski spoke on the Emergency Supplemental bill.

2:01 p.m Senator Kaine spoke on Medicare on the bills 49th anniversary.

1:48 p.m Senator Inhofe spoke on the situation in Israel.

1:40 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about the “Stop Corporate Inversions Act.”

1:00 p.m. Senator Franken spoke about the USA Freedom Act.

12:37 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about Africa the delegation coming to the U.S.

12:30 p.m. Senator Thune spoke on the leadership of President Obama and his administration.

12:20 p.m. Senator Udall of Colorado spoke on the Wildfire Prevention Act and the Emergency Supplemental.

12:08 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke on the Emergency Supplemental  Appropriations Act and the US- Israel Strategic Partnership Act.

11:49 a.m Senator Mikulski spoke on the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act.

11:47 a.m. The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

  • Cynthia H. Akuetteh to be Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe.
  • Erika Lizabeth Moritsugu to be Assistant Secretary  of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Richard A. Kennedy to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

11:44 a.m.   On a vote of 63 to 33, the Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 2648, the emergency supplemental appropriation (including money to address the border crisis).

11:15 a.m. On a vote of 54 to 42, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 2569, the Bring Home Jobs bill.

10:45 a.m. Senator Walsh spoke for the Bring Jobs Home bill.

10:39 a.m. Senator Stabenow spoke in favor of the Bring Jobs Home bill.

10:37 a.m. Senator Sessions spoke on the prospect of executive action on immigration.

10:29 a.m. Senator Coons spoke on his African Growth Opportunity Act.

10:30 a.m. After a voice vote to proceed of the nomination of Jill A. Pryor of Georgia to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court, the majority leader filed cloture on confirmation.

10:20 a.m. Senator Pryor spoke on Medicare.

9:59 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the border crisis.

9:44 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the “Bring Jobs Home” bill.

9:39 a.m. RL McConnelll spoke on regulations of the coal industry.

9:32 a.m.  ML Reid laid out the schedule, and spoke on the “Bring Jobs Home” bill. S. 2685 has its second reading.

The Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and is debating on S. 2569, the “Bring Jobs Home” bill.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S. 2569.

If cloture is invoked on S. 2569, there will be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the motion.

If cloture is not invoked on S. 2569, the Senate will immediately proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014 (S. 2648). This bill includes money to address the border immigration crisis.

Following the cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S. 2648, voice votes are expected on confirmation of these nominations:

* Cynthia H. Akuetteh, ambassador to Gabon and to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.

* Erika Lizabeth Moritsugu to be an assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development;

* Richard A. Kennedy to the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

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