Tuesday, July 22, 2014

7:20 The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23rd.  At 11:00 a.m. the Senate will vote on the cloture motion to the motion to proceed to S. 2567 – Jobs bill.

7:00 p.m. Senator Durbin and Portman spoke on Taxes.  Senatore Chambliss spoke on Russia’s involvement in the downing of the Malaysian flight.

5:10 p.m. Senator Harkin spoke on disability rights

4:50 p.m. Senator Vitter spoke on Immigration issues

4:30 p.m. Senators Reed and Whitehouse spoke on the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival

4:00 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke on bringing American jobs home

3:22 p.m. deGravelles nomination confirmed 100-0.

2:57 p.m. Rosenberg nomination confirmed 100-0.  Roll call vote begins on confirmation of deGravelles nomination.

2:43 p.m. Birotte nomination confirmed 100-0.  Roll call vote begins on confirmation of Rosenberg nomination.

2:15 p.m. Senate returns from recess and begins confirmation vote on the Birotte nomination.

12:34 p.m.  Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.

12:20 p.m. Senator Thune spoke on Senate Democrats priorities.

12:07 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke on climate change.

11:56 a.m. Senator Coats spoke on the airplane shot down over Ukraine.

11:55 a.m. Cloture invoked on deGravelles nomination 57-39.

11:33 a.m. Cloture invoked on Rosenberg nomination, 58-42.  Roll call vote begins on the nomination of John deGravelles to be a US District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.

11:14 a.m. Cloture invoked on Birotte nomination, 56-43.   Roll call vote begins on the nomination of Robin Rosenberg to be a US District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.

10:45 a.m. Roll call vote began on cloture motion on nomination of Andre Birotte to be a US District Judge for the Central District of California.

10:41 a.m. Senator Warren spoke about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

10:35 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke about problems in crime labs.

10:24 a.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the HELP Committee’s work and about human rights in Venezuela.

10:19 a.m. Senator Murray spoke about the highway program.

10:11 a.m. Minority Leader McConnell spoke about bipartisan legislation and about the late Senator Jeremiah Denton.

10:04 a.m. Majority Leader Reid spoke about the day’s schedule and the proposed bill to return businesses to the U.S. (S. 2569).

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The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.

The Senate is scheduled to conduct three cloture votes at 10:45 a.m.  The first vote will be on Andre Birotte Jr, of California, to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California.  The second vote will be on Robin L. Rosenberg, of Florida, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.  The third vote will be on John W. deGravelles, of Louisiana, to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 for weekly caucus lunches.