Wednesday, July 23, 2014


7:25 p.m. The Senate adjourned after setting up a voice vote on the motion to proceed to S.2569, the “Bring Jobs Home” bill for 1:45 p.m. Thursday July 24, 2014.  That will be followed by a cloture vote on the nomination of Pamela Harris of Maryland to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit and a vote on confirmation of Lisa Disbrow, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force.

7:00 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about young refugees at the U.S. border.

6:53 p.m. The Senate confirmed military promotions, en bloc, by voice vote.
The Senate passed four resolutions by voice vote: SJRes 40, making Michael Linton a citizen regent for the Smithsonian Institution, SRes 500  calling for enhanced relations with Maldova and SRes 489 supporting the goals and ideals of Growth Awareness Week, SRes 501, commemorating 20th anniversary of the Wright Museum of WWII history and three resolutions which were approved by voice vote, en bloc: SRes 514-516.

6:52 p.m. Senator Casey set up a vote on confirmation of Lisa Disbrow, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force two minutes after the cloture vote on the nomination of Pamela Harris of Maryland to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

6:36 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about traumatic brain injury and a related bill passed out of the HELP Committee, S. 2539.

5:52 p.m. Senators Corker, Graham, Rubio and McCain spoke on Iran.

5:41 p.m.  Senator Mikulski spoke about the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill introduced today.

5:27 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke on refugees at the border.

5:16 p.m. Senator Booker spoke on human trafficking and refugees at the border.

5:05 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about child refugees at the border.

4:46 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about refugees at the U.S. border.

4:31 p.m. Senator Heinrich spoke on human trafficking.

4:03 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke on possible banning of interstate commerce of ivory.

3:53 p.m. Senator Isakson spoke on the “Bring Jobs Home Act.”

3:36 p.m. Senator Hoeven spoke on LNG export facilities.

3:16 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke on the “Bring Jobs Home Act.”

3:05 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on VA health care. Senator Murray on jobs bill and the highway bill.

2:45 p.m. Senator Carper spoke on the 9/11 Commission report and Sen. Hatch spoke on the jobs bill.

1:05 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the President’s health care plan.

12:35 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Humane Act and border control.

11:40 a.m. Senator Shaheen spoke about the Bring Jobs Home Act

11:35 a.m. Senator Udall spoke about the Bring Jobs Home Act.

10:34 a.m. Senator Blunt spoke on the health care rulings.

10:06 a.m  Senator Pryor spoke on the Bring Jobs Home Act.

9:52 a.m.  Senator Durbin spoke on the Bring Jobs Home Act (S. 2569).

9:46 a.m.  Senator McConnell spoke on the Democrats’ agenda and immigration.

9:33 a.m  Senator Reid spoke on corporate taxes.

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

Following leaders’ remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2569, the “Bring Jobs Home” bill.

At 11:00 a.m., there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2569, followed by voice votes on confirmation of three nominations:

— Julia Akins Clark, of Maryland, to be general counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority;

— Andrew H. Schapiro, of Illinois, to be ambassador to the Czech Republic;

— Madelyn R. Creedon, of Indiana, to be principal deputy administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration.