6:53. The Senate adjourned. Next votes on Tuesday, July 15th.
Wrap Up: (Reid)
Unanimous Consent Agreement reached for consideration of S.2244, Terrorism Insurance Program. Consideration of this bill will be at a time to be determined (expected next week). The Senate also passed the following bills: S. 447, Haiti Earthquake relief, S. 454-457 – Post Office naming bills and S.Res 412, Asian Airspace Regulations.
4:30 Sen. Hatch spoke about President Obama’s policies
3:59 Sen. Tester spoke on the Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby and health care.
3:51 Sen. Leahy spoke on net neutrality rules.
3:22 Senators Hoeven, McCain, and Barrasso had a colloquy to introduce the North Atlantic Energy Security Act.
3:05 Sen. Klobuchar spoke on flooding in Minnesota
2:33 Sen. Inhofe spoke on President Obama’s foreign policy.
2:32 p.m. Donovan nomination confirmed 75-22.
2:04 p.m. Roll call vote begins on confirmation of the nomination of Shaun Donovan to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
2:02 p.m. Senator Murray spoke in favor of the Donovan nomination.
1:52 p.m. Senator Vitter spoke on the border crisis.
1:45 p.m. Senator Carper spoke in favor of the Donovan nomination.
1:23 p.m. Senators Kaine and Portman introduced a workforce education bill.
12:54 p.m. Senator Sessions spoke against the Donovan nomination.
12:46 p.m. Senator Shaheen introduced a bill to assist families paying for child care.
12:45 p.m. Senate proceeds to Executive Session to consider the following three nominations: Shaun Donovan to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget; Douglas Silliman to be Ambassador to Kuwait, and Dana Smith to be Ambassador to Qatar.
12:40 p.m. ML Reid speaks on Sportsmans Bill.
12:39 p.m. Cloture not invoked 41-56.
11:46 a.m. Roll call vote begins on motion to invoke cloture on S.2363, Sportsmans Bill.
11:39 a.m. Senator Hagen speaks in favor of Sportsmans Bill.
11:22 a.m. Senator King spoke on deficits and the highway trust fund.
11:03 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the border crisis in Texas.
10:50 a.m. Senator Booker spoke on imprisonment for non-violent drug offenses.
10:40 a.m. Senator Enzi spoke on the sportsmen’s bill.
10:09 a.m. The minority leader spoke on the influx of illegal immigration at the border.
10:04 a.m. The majority leader spoke on the backlog of pending nominations.
10:02 a.m. The majority leader secured unanimous consent to proceed to S. 2363 at 11:45 a.m., with a cloture vote to occur immediately.
Second readings occurred on S. 2576, the birth control bill, and S. 2579, the reward for information on the Frankel murder.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m.
Under an expected agreement, the Senate would vote at about noon on cloture for S. 2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act.
The Senate will thereafter consider the n0minations below, with votes to occur at 2 p.m.:
— Shaun L.S. Donovan to be director of the Office of Management and Budget;
— Douglas Alan Stillman to be ambassador to Kuwait;
— Dana Shell Smith to be ambassador to Qatar.
The following amendments to S. 2363 are pending:
* Udall #3469 to clarify a provision on the non-federal share of buying land for a public target range;
* Reid second-degree, perfecting amendment #3490 to Udall amendment;
* Reid motion to recommit S. 2363 to committee, with instructions to report the bill back with Amendment #3492, a date change;
* Reid amendment #3492 to his motion to recommit;
* Reid second-degree amendment #3493 to his committal amendment.
First reading has been conducted on:
— S. 2576, a bill to respond to the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” decision on birth control;
— S. 2579, to provide a $5 million reward for information on the murder of U.S.-Israeli citizen Naftali Frankel.
Under a unanimous consent agreement, there will be no roll call votes on Monday, July 14.
Cloture votes will occur at noon on Tuesday, July 15 on the nominations of Norman C. Bay and Cheryl A. LaFleur to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.