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.