Wednesday, May 21, 2014

3:47 p.m. Senator Enzi spoke on Senate gridlock.

3:35 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the Veterans Affairs scandal.

3:26 p.m. Senators Murray and Isakson had a colloquy on the introduction of a Workforce training bill.

3:05 p.m. Senator Roberts speaks on Majority Leader Reid and the Koch brothers.

2:50 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke on immigration.

2:45 p.m. Senate confirms following nominations by voice vote:

1. Elisebeth Cook to be member of Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

2. Deirdre Daly to be US Attorney for District of Connecticut.

3. James Green to be US Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.

4. Damon Martinez to be US Attorney for the District of New Mexico.

2:43 p.m. Cloture invoked on Barron nomination 52-43.

2:14 p.m. Roll call vote begins on cloture on the Barron nomination.

2:10 p.m. Senator Paul spoke against the Barron nomination.

2:05 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the Barron nomination, calls to see drone memos.

2:01 p.m. Senator Landrieu spoke in favor of nomination of James Green.

2:00 p.m. Senate resumed session.

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12:48 p.m. Senate recesses until 2:00pm.

12:47 p.m. Roll call vote ends, nomination confirmed 68-27.

12:15 p.m. Roll call vote begins on nomination of  Stanley Fischer to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.

11:26 a.m. Senator Landrieu spoke about Louisiana and the water bill

11:20 a.m. Senator Boxer spoke about water bill

11:12 a.m. Senator Cruz spoke about Barron nomination and judicial activism

10:57 a.m. Senator Blunt spoke about the Affordable Care Act

10:46 a.m. Senator Wyden spoke about drones

10:45 a.m. Senator Paul requested a delay on the cloture vote on the Barron nomination. Senator Markey objected.

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9:50 a.m. Senator Rand Paul spoke on the nomination of  David Barron to the 1st Circuit Court.

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9:35 a.m. S. 2363 was read a second time.

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

At 12:15 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Stanley Fischer of New York to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.

The Senate will then recess until 2 p.m. for the Republican policy lunch.

At 2:10 p.m., there will be a roll call vote on whether to invoke  cloture on the nomination of David Jeremiah Barron to the First U.S. Circuit Court.

The Senate will then take up to five confirmation votes, all expected to be by voice:

    • Elisebeth Collins Cook to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board;
    • Deirdre M. Daly to be U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut;
    • James Walter Frazer Green to be U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana;
    • Damon Paul Martinez to be U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexic

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

6:50 p.m. Senate adjourned until 9:30am, Wednesday, May 21st.

There will be 1 roll call vote at 12:15 p.m. to confirm the Fischer nomination. And up to 5 more votes are expected beginning at 2:10 p.m., the last 4 being voice votes.

During wrap up, the following legislation was passed by unanimous consent:

  • H.R. 2939, Congressional Gold Medal
  • H.R. 1209, Congressional Gold Medal
  • H.R. 3658, Congressional Gold Medal
  • H.R. 685, Congressional Gold Medal
  • S. Res. 452, Authorizing testimony, documents, and representation in City of Lafayette v. Brian Benoit
  • Removing Injunction of Secrecy from Treaty #113-5, Convention on Taxes with Republic of Poland

S. 2363 Protecting Recreational Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting was read for the 1st time.

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At 5:00 the Senate moved to executive seesion to consider  the following nominations:  Dana J. Hyde to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Susan McCue to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Mark Green to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. All three were confirmed by voice vote.

The Senate held two roll call votes. The first vote was on the nomination of Gregg Jeffrey Costa to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit (confirmed 97-0) and a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Stanley Fischer to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (cloture invoked by 62-35) .  Per the Unaimous concent agreement, there is now 8 hours of post cloture debate.

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5:00

Senator Barasso spoke in morning business on the effects of Obamacare and Senator Hatch followed speaking on nominations.

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3:58 p.m.: Levin spoke on his corporate tax avoidance bill.

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3:41 p.m.: Colloquy –Senators Nelson and Collins on their Medicare fraud bill.

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3:27 p.m.: Senator Sanders spoke  on the FCC and net neutrality.

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3:11 p.m.: Senator Graham spoke on Benghazi.

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2:50 p.m.: Senator Durbin speaks on student loans and for profit colleges.

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2:30 p.m.: Senator Stabenow spoke about the future of the middle class and the Koch brothers.

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2:15 p.m.: The Senate returned from the brief lunch recess.    Senator Cornyn spoke on  the scandal at the Bureau of Veterans Affairs.

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1:00 p.m.: Before adjourning from 12:30 -2:15, the Senate scheduled votes for 5:30 p.m.  The Senate will go into executive session to consider confirmations of Dana J. Hyde to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Susan McCue to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Mark Green to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. These three are expected to be voice votes.  The Senate is then expected to take two roll call votes on the nomination of Gregg Jeffrey Costa to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit and a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Stanley Fischer to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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11:56 a.m.: Sen. Thune spoke about healthcare.

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11:25 a.m.: Sen. Boxer spoke against further investigation of attacks on U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi in 2012.  She also emphasized her support for a bipartisan Embassy Security measure.

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10:48 a.m.: Senator Grassley spoke against the Barron nomination to the First Circuit.

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10:22 a.m.: Senator Cardin spoke on the tax extenders bill.

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10:03 a.m.: The majority leader spoke about Brown v. Board of Education; the police memorial; and the Republican use of the filibuster.

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The Senate convened at 10:00am and will be in morning business until 5:30pm.

The Senate will recess for the Democratic policy luncheon from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.  (The weekly Republican policy luncheon will be held on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.)

At 5:30 p.m., there will be two votes:

1) Confirmation on the nomination of Gregg Jeffrey Costa of Texas to the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court.

2) Cloture on the nominati0n of Stanley Fischer of New York to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The Fischer nomination is subject to up to 8 hours of post-cloture debate, equally divided.

On Wednesday, a cloture vote is expected on the nomination of David Jeremiah Barron to the First U.S. Circuit Court.

Monday, May 19, 2014

11:00 a.m. The Senate met for a pro forma session only. Sen. Hirono was in the chair.

The Senate will reconvene tomorrow, May 20th at 10:00 a.m. There will be two roll call votes starting at 5:30 p.m.

  • Confirmation of Gregg Jeffrey Costa, TX, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for 5th Circuit., cal. 732.
  • Cloture on the nomination of Stanley Fischer, NY, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, cal. 768.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Senate is not in session.

The Senate will meet, in pro forma session only, at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19. No business will be conducted.

The Senate will next meet in legislative session at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, with morning business to run until 5:30 p.m.

The Senate will recess for the Democratic policy luncheon from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.  (Next week’s Republican policy luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 21, at 12:30 p.m.)

At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, there will be two votes:

1) Confirmation on the nomination of Gregg Jeffrey Costa of Texas to the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court.

2) Cloture on the nominati0n of Stanley Fischer of New York to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Note: Cloture was filed Thursday on the nomination of David Jeremiah Barron of Massachusetts to the First U.S. Circuit Court.

 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

 

5:45: The Senate adjourned and will reconvene for a pro forma session at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 19.  On Tuesday May 20, the Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. There will be three votes at 5:30 p.m. on the following nominations:

  • Confirmation of  Gregg Jeffrey Costa to be US Circuit Judge for the 5th Circuit, Texas
  • Cloture on the nomination of Stanley Fischer to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Cloture on the nomination of David Jeremiah Grone to be United States Circuit Judge for the 1st Circuit of Massachusetts.

5:40: Senator Reid withdrew the cloture motion in regard to H.R. 3474-Tax extenders

Senator Reid filed a cloture motion on the nomination of David Jeremiah Grone to be United States Circuit Judge for the 1st Circuit of Massachusetts.

On a voice vote, the Senate passed S. Res. 449-Commemorating and honoring fallen police officers.

On a voice vote, the Senate passed S. Res. 450-May 17 as Kids to Parks day.

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5:03: Senator Heitkamp spoke about Peace officers and National Police week

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4:00 p.m.: Senator Cornyn spoke on the VA scandal, followed by Senators Schumer and Hatch on the tax extenders legislation.

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3:47 p.m. On a vote of 53 – 40, cloture was not invoked on the Wyden substitute amdt. 3060 to H.R. 3474 the Tax Extenders Vehicle.

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3:10 p.m. Senator McConnell spoke on the Tax Extenders Vehicle and asked that following the disposition of the Wyden substitute amdt. #3060, the Toomey amdt. on Medical Device Tax be offered. And following, allowing further amendments to be offered.

3:15 p.m. Senator Reid objected and spoke on Republican obstruction and the Tax Extenders Vehicle.

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3:08 p.m.: On a vote of 58-36, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Gregg Costa to be a Circuit Court Judge for the 5th Circuit.

2:50 p.m.: On a vote of 95-1, the Senate confirmed the Soto nomination

2:35 p.m.: On a vote of 77-19, the Senate confirmed the Rayes nomination.

2:15pm: On a vote of 81-15, the Senate confirmed the  Vasquez nomination.

12:36 p.m.:  The Senate recessed until 1:45 p.m.

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12:35 p.m.: On voice votes the Senate confirmed these nominations:

— Leslie Ragon Caldwell of New York to be an assistant attorney general;

— Helen Meagher La Lime of the District of Columbia to be ambassador to Belize.

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12:34 p.m.: On a vote of 61 to 35 the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of James Alan Soto to the U.S. District Court for Arizona.

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12:06 p.m.: On a vote of 58 to 35, the Seante invoked cloture on the nomination of Douglas L. Rayes to the U.S. District Court for Arizona.

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11:48 a.m.: On a vote of 58 to 35, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Rosemary Marquez to the U.S. District Court for Arizona.

11:16 a.m.: These senators have spoken since the Senate convened:

Reid on the Koch brothers and a campaign finance amendment to the Constitution; McConnell on the VA scandal and on bourbon; Grassley on tax extenders; Kaine on the VA scandal and on technical and trade education for veterans; Coats on Democratic parliamentary procedures and on tax extenders; Wyden, in colloquuy with Coats, on bipartisan nature of tax extenders bill.

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9:56 a.m.  S. Res. 446 – Anniversary of the congressional declaration making bourbon a distinctive product of the U.S., was passed without objection.

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

At 11:15 a.m., there will be as many as five votes:

1) Cloture on the nomination of  Rosemary Marquez to the  U.S. District Court judge for Arizona;

2) Cloture on the nomination of Douglas L. Rayes to the U.S. District Court for Arizona;

3) Cloture on the nomination of James Alan  Soto to the U.S. District Court for Arizona;

4) Confirmation of Leslie Ragon Caldwell of New York to be an assistant attorney general;

5) Confirmation of Helen Meagher La Lime of Washington, D.C. to be ambassador to Angola.

After these votes, the Senate will recess until 1:45 p.m., whereupon there will be as many as five votes:

1) Confirmation of Marquez;

2) Confirmation of Rayes;

3) Confirmation of Soto;

4) Cloture on  the nomination of Gregg Jeffrey Costa of Texas to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court;

5) Cloture on Amendment #3060, the Reid (for Wyden) substitute for  the tax extenders vehicle, H.R. 3474.

On Wednesday, cloture was filed on the nomination of Stanley Fischer of  New York to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

There will be no roll call votes on Monday, May 19.

On Tuesday, May 20, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a confirmation vote on the Costa nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court.

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

7:10 p.m. — Senate adjourned until 9:30 am, Thursday, May 15th.  Next Votes will be at 11:15 a.m. (with another series expected at 1:45 p.m.) tomorrow.  

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6:32 p.m. NO further votes tonight – Next votes expected at 11:15 a.m.

6:26 p.m.The Majority Leader filled the amendment tree on H.R. 3474, the legislative vehicle for the bill to extend a number of expiring tax provisions.  Then he filed cloture on the bill.

6:24 The Senate adopted a motion to proceed to H.R. 3474, the legislative vehicle for the bill to extend a number of expiring tax provisions.

The Senate confirmed Diane J. Humetewa to the U.S. District Court for Arizona by a vote of 96-0.

The Senate confirmed John Joseph Tuchi to the U.S. District Court for Arizona by a vote of 96-0.

The Senate confirmed Steven Paul Logan to the U.S. District Court for Arizona by a vote of 96-0.

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5:04 p.m. Senator Brown on tax extenders.

4:22 p.m. Senator Murphy on Ukraine and Russian weakness.

4:08 p.m. Senator Coons on R & D tax credits and on police memorial ceremonies.

3:50 p.m. Senator Durbin on student debt.

3:47 p.m. Senator Risch on health care.

3:43 p.m. Senator Cochran on health care.

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3:34 p.m. Senator Hoeven on health care.

3:25pm. Senator Barrasso on health care.

3:10pm. Senator Coats on health care, and then on ML Reid not allowing GOP amendments.

3:01pm. Senator Fischer on health care.

2:47pm. Senator Casey on pending tax extender bill.

2:30pm. Senator Nelson on Ukraine, and then turns to space exploration and how developments in Russia may impact that.

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2:30 p.m. — Next votes expected at 5:15 on Judicial nominations (three votes).

2:10 p.m. Senators Flake and Alexander on Tax Extenders and PTC  (wind energy tax credit).

1:55 p.m. Senators Murray and Warren and woman in the workforce and pay inequity.

1:40 p.m.  Senator Hatch — Tax Extenders

1:30 p.m.  Senator Flake — Veterans Affairs mismanagement

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12:27 p.m. — On a voice vote, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Carlos Roberto Moreno of California to be ambassador to Belize.

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12:26 p.m. — On a voice vote, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Roy K.J. Williams of Ohio to be assistant secretary of commerce for economic development.

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12:25 p.m. —   On a vote of 64 to 34, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Diane J. Humetewa to the U.S. District Court for Arizona.

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12:02 p.m. — On a vote of 62 to 35, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of John Joseph Tuchi to the U.S. District Court for Arizona.

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11:44 a.m. — On a vote of 58 to 37, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of  Steven Paul Logan to the U.S. District Court for Arizona.

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10:47 a.m. — These senators have spoken during morning business:

Reid on immigration reform; McConnell in tribute to fallen Kentucky police officers; Cornyn to criticize actions in the Veterans Administration; Schumer on immigration reform; McCain and Flake in favor of pending nominations to the U.S. District Court for Arizona; Wicker on Senate procedures.

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

After leaders remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 3474, the legislative vehicle for the bill to extend a number of expiring tax provisions.

At 11:15 a..m., there will be up to five votes:

1) Cloture on Steven Paul Logan to be a U.S. District Court Judge for Arizona;

2) Cloture on John Joseph Tuchi to be a U.S. District Court judge for Arizona;

3) Cloture on Diane J. Humetewa to be a U.S. District Court judge for Arizona;

4) Confirmation of Roy K.J. Williams of Ohio to be  assistant  secretary of commerce for economic development;

5) Confirmation of Carlos Roberto Moreno of California to be ambassador to Belize.

At 5:15 p.m., there will be up to four votes:

1) Confirmation of Logan;

2) Confirmation of Tuchi;

3) Confirmation of Humetewa;

4) Motion to proceed to H.R. 3474, the vehicle for the tax extenders bill.

 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

6:42 p.m. The Senate has adjourned until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, May 14. At 11:15 a.m. there will be 4 cloture votes on the following nominations:

  • cal. 664 Steven Paul Logan, AZ, to be U.S.  District Judge for District of AZ
  • cal. 665 John Joseph Tuchi, AZ, to be U.S. District Judge for District of AZ
  • cal. 666 Diane J. Humetewa, AZ, to be U.S. District Judge for District of AZ
  • cal. 650 Roy K. J. Williams, OH, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development

If cloture is invoked, there will be a vote on confirmation at 5:15 p.m. May 14.

The following legislation was passed without objection during wrap-up:

  • S. Res. 441 Designating the Week of May 1st – 7th as National Physical Education and Sports Week
  • S. Res. 443 National Travel and Tourism Week
  • S. Res. 444 Death of Harlan Mathews, former U.S. Senator of Tennessee

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5:00 p.m.

Senator Ayotte paid tribute to fallen Officer Achrell while in morning business. Senator Murray followed speaking on jobs and the economy. The Senate was in a quorum call the remainder of the hour.

4:01 p.m. : Senator Isaakson paid tribute to the late Clisby Clarke.

Senator Cornyn spoke on the manner in which the Senate is being run the last few years.

3:00 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 2:15 following weekly policy lunches.

Senators Graham, Blumenthal, Baldwin and Boxer spoke on woman’s reproductive health.

Senator Shaheen gave a tribune to a first responder from Brentwood, NH who died in the line of duty.

12:30 p.m.

Senator Markey spoke in morning business on energy efficiency legislation. Senator Hatch followed with a tribute to the late Sergeant Johnson and tax reform. Senator Cardin responded with his ideas for tax reform and asked the Senate stand in recess for the weekly party caucus lunches.

11:44 a.m. Senators Alexander and Corker spoke in tribute to the late Sen. Harlan Matthews.

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11:41 a.m.: On a vote of 96 to 3, the Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 3474, the vehicle for the tax extenders bill.

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10:51 a.m.: Senator Wyden spoke on tax reform.

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10:31 a.m.: Senator Thune spoke on the health care law. Senator Barrasso spoke on the health care law.

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10:08 a.m.: Senator Reid spoke on Republican tactics. Senator McConnell spoke on Democratic tactics.

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10:03 a.m.: The majority leader filed cloture on these judicial nominations:

— Rosemary Marquez to the U.S. District Court for Arizona;

— Douglas L. Rayes to the U.S. District Court for Arizona;

— James Alan Soto to the U.S. District Court for Arizona;

— Gregg Jeffrey Costa of Texas for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court.

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The Senate will convene at 10 a.m.

There will be a cloture vote at 11:10 a.m. on the motion to proceed to H.R. 3474, the legislative vehicle for the bill to extend a number of expiring tax provisions.

The Senate will recess for weekly policy lunches from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.

Monday, May 12, 2014

7:19 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10 a.m. Tuesday, with a cloture vote scheduled at 11:10 a.m. on the motion to proceed to H.R. 3473, the vehicle for the bill to extend certain expiring taxes.

7:18 p.m. The majority leader has filed cloture on these nominations to the U.S. District Court for Arizona:

— Stephen Paul Logan;

— John Joseph Tuchi;

— Diane J. Humetewa.

7:07 p.m. Following the day’s final vote (on cloture for S. 2262) these senators spoke: Landrieu on the Energy bill; Flake on tax extenders; Shaheen on the energy bill; Murray and Cantwell in tribute to the late Billy Frank Jr.

6:36 p.m.  On a vote of 55 to 36, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 2262, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014. Three Republicans voted for cloture. Democratic Leader Reid changed his vote to “Nay” in order to preserve his parliamentary prerogatives.

6:06 p.m.

  • Confirmation of Robin S. Rosenbaum to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Eleventh Circuit – CONFIRMED  by a vote of 91 to 0. 
  • Confirmation of Steven Croley to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy – CONFIRMED by Voice Vote

5:05 p.m.: Senators Cruz and Menendez had several exchanges about Bengazi.

4:16 p.m.: Senator Blumenthal discussed student debt.

4:01 p.m.: Senator Nelson spoke in favor of the Rosenbaum nomination  to the Eleventh Circuit Court.

3:45 p.m.: Senator Cardin spoke on the health care law.

3:20 p.m.: Senator Murphy spoke on gun violence.

3:02 p.m.: Senator Klobuchar spoke on the energy bill.

The Senate convened for morning business at 2 p.m.

2:02-2:06pm: Majority Leader Reid offered a motion to proceed to HR 2434, and briefly discussed the pending energy efficiency bill.

2:26pm: Senator Tester discussed several pending nominations important to Indian Country.

 

At 5:30 p.m. there will be three roll call votes:

  • Confirmation of Robin S. Rosenbaum to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Confirmation of Steven Croley to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy
  • Cloture on S. 2262, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014

 

Thursday May 8, 2014

6:00 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12. At 5:30 there will be 3 roll call votes:

  • Confirmation of Robin Rosenbaum to be US Circuit Court Judge for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Confirmation of Steven Croley to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy
  • Motion to invoke cloture on S. 2262, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014

 

3:47 p.m. Sen. Reid filed cloture on H.R. 3474 (cal. 332) – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 regarding the employer mandate of the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act.

3:05 p.m.

The Senate confirmed by voice vote the nomination of Theodore Reed Mitchell of California as Undersecretary of Education.

The Senate invoked cloture on Robin S. Rosenbaum of Florida to be US Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit by a vote of 58-36.

The Senate confirmed Nancy J. Rosenstengel of Illinois to be a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois by a vote of 95-0.

2:10 p.m.

Senate confirmed Talwani by a vote of 94 – 0.

12:30 p.m.

1. Cloture invoked on the nomination of  Indira Talwani by a vote of 55-41

2. Cloture invoked on the nomination of James Peterson by a vote of 56-40.

3. Cloture invoked on the nomination of  Nancy Rosenstengel by a vote of 54-42.

4. Pamela Hamamoto to be the U.S. representative to the UN confirmed by voice vote.

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9:30am

The Senate convened at 9:30am. The time is equally divided until 11:15am.

At 11:15am the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to have up to 4 votes in relation to the following nominations:

1. Cloture on nomination of Indira Talwani to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.
2. Cloture on nomination of James Peterson to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin.
3. Cloture on Nancy Rosenstengel to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.
4. Confirmation of Pamela Hamamoto to be Representative of the US to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.

At 1:45pm, the Senate is expected to conduct up to 5 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Talwani nomination.
2. Confirmation of Peterson nomination.
3. Confirmation of Rosenstengel nomination.
4. Cloture on nomination of Robin Rosenbaum to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
5. Confirmation of Theodore Mitchell to be Under Secretary of Education.

 

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

7:39pm

Senate adjourns until 9:30am on Thursday May 8

Following items passed by UC: H.R.3627, the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act.

Following items had their first reading: H.R.2824, the Protecting Coal Mining Jobs Act and H.R.3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act

7:00pm

The Senate has entered a Unanimous Consent agreement for votes in relation to several nominations as well as the pending energy efficiency bill on Thursday May 8 and Monday May 12, the details are as follows:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

11:15am-up to 4 roll call votes:

1. Cloture on nomination of Indira Talwani to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.
2. Cloture on nomination of James Peterson to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin.
3. Cloture on Nancy Rosenstengel to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.
4. Confirmation of Pamela Hamamoto to be Representative of the US to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.

1:45pm—up to 5 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Talwani nomination.
2. Confirmation of Peterson nomination.
3. Confirmation of Rosenstengel nomination.
4. Cloture on nomination of Robin Rosenbaum to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
5. Confirmation of Theodore Mitchell to be Under Secretary of Education.

Monday, May 12, 2014

5:30pm—up to 3 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Rosenbaum nomination.
2. Confirmation of Steven Croley to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy.
3. Cloture on S.2262, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014.

3:00pm

The Senate is currently debating S. 2262, the Energy Efficiency bill. Cloture has been filed and the tree has been filled.

At 3:45pm, the Senate will conduct up to two votes to table motions/amendments related to S.2262, to make room on the “legislative tree”.

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