MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014

 

The Senate will convene at 2 p.m.

Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1845, the bill to extend unemployment compensation.

At 5 p.m., the Senate will resume executive session  to consider Executive Calendar #381, the nomination of  Robert Leon Wilkins to be a United States circuit court judge for the D.C. Circuit.

At 5:30 p.m., there will be at least two roll call votes:

– Confirmation of the Wilkins nomination and

– Motion to invoke cloture on the Reed amendment (#2631) to S. 1845.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014.

Following leader remarks on Monday, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1845, the unemployment compensation extension bill.

At 5 p.m., the Senate will resume executive session  to consider Executive Calendar #381, the nomination of  Robert Leon Wilkins to be a United States circuit court judge for the D.C. Circuit.

At 5:30 p.m., there will be at least two roll call votes:

— Confirmation of the Wilkins nomination and

— Motion to invoke cloture on the Reed amendment (#2631) to S. 1845.

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 9. 2014

3:48 pm  The Senate proceeded to S 1845, extension of Unemployment compensation, extend through March 31, 2014.  Majority Leader Reid filled the amendment tree and filed cloture on the underlying bill.

2:30 pm The Senate is in morning business until 3:00 pm.

12:30 pm The Senate recessed from 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm.

10:00 am After convening at 10:00 am, the Senate began a period of morning business until 12:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014

5:05 PM:

The Senate extended morning business until 6:30 PM.   The vote on the Motion to Proceed on S. 1845, Unemployment Insurance Extension is not expected today.

10:00 AM

The Senate will convene at 10 a.m.

After leaders’ remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1845, the bill to extend unemployment insurance.

If all post-cloture time is used, the Senate would vote shortly after 5 p.m. on the motion to proceed to the Unemployment Insurance Extension Act.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014

The Senate convened at 10:00 AM with Leader Remarks. The Senate then resumed consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 1845 (Unemployment Compensation Insurance Extension). At 10:45 AM, the Senate voted on Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1845 (Unemployment Compensation Insurance Extension). The cloture motion on the Motion to Proceed was agreed to by a vote of 60-37.

The Senate recessed from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. When the Senate convened at 2:15 they resumed Motion to Proceed to S. 1845 (Unemployment Compensation Insurance Extension).

The following Senators spoke today on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1845 (Unemployment Compensation Insurance Extension):

Durbin, Reed, Schumer, Boxer, Merkley, Murray, Leahy, Cornyn, Portman, Klobuchar, Barrasso, Ayotte, Coats, Warren, Shelby, Whitehouse, Sessions, Reed

MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014

6:20 PM

The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to be Chair of the Federal Reserve by a vote of 56-26.   The cloture vote on the MTP to S. 1845,  Unemployment Extension until 10AM January 7th.

9:00

The Senate will convene at 2 p.m.

Following leaders’ remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1845, the bill to extend unemployment insurance.

At 3 p.m., the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #452, the nomination of Janet Yellen of California to be chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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

— Confirmation of the Yellen nomination (simple majority)

— Cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1845, the Unemployment Extension Act (60 votes).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014

12:05

Senate Convened at 11:45 to begin the 2nd Session of the 113th Congress.  The Senate adjourned at noon to reconvene on Monday, January 6th at 2pm.  Senator Reid was in the chair.

Senate will vote on the Nomination of Janet Yellen, to be Chair of Federal Reserve at 5:30 pm.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned.  Pro forma sessions have been scheduled and will take place if the Senate does not receive a message that the House has adopted S. Con Res 30, the adjournment resolution.  If the House does adopt the adjournment resolution, the Senate will convene at 11:45 am Friday January 3 for a pro forma session.

If the Senate does not receive an adjournment resolution message from the House, the Senate will meet for pro forma sessions at the following times:

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 12:00 noon

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 12:00 noon

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:00 noon

Friday, January 3, 2013 at 12:00 noon.

The next Senate roll call vote is scheduled for Monday, January 6 at 5:30 pm.

 

On Friday, December 20, 2013

The Senate will convene at 9 a.m. There will be one hour of debate on the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

At about 10 a.m. this series of roll call votes will begin:

— Confirmation of the Mayorkas nomination;

— Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #459, John Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue;

— Confirmation of the Koskinen nomination;

— Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #382, Brian Davis, to the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida;

—  Confirmation of the Davis nomination and

— Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #452, Janet Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

If cloture is invoked, Yellen’s confirmation vote is to be held on Monday, January 6.

On Thursday night, the majority leader withdrew cloture motions on the following nominations:

    • Sloan D. Gibson to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
    • Sarah Sewall to be an Under Secretary of State (Civility Security, Democracy, and Human Rights).
    • Michael L. Connor to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
    • Sarah Bloom Raskin to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.
    • Jessica Garfola Wright to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
    • Richard Engler to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013

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

Following leader remarks, the Senate will return to post-cloture debate on defense authorization (H.R. 3304).

If all post-cloture time is used, a vote on defense authorization is expected at 11:15 p.m.

Cloture has been filed on the nominations listed below.

(The hours for post-cloture debate are listed for each. Democrats can yield half of this time on their own, except in the case of the Yellen nomination, which would require unanimous consent for any such limitation. Cloture votes could occur after the vote on final passage of the defense bill.)

  • Executive Calendar #456, Alejandro Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (8 hours equally divided).
  • Executive Calendar #459, John Andrew Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service (8 hours equally divided).
  • Executive Calendar #382, Brian J. Davis, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the District of Florida (2 hours equally divided).
  • Executive Calendar #452, Janet L. Yellen, of Callifornia, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (30 hours).
  • Executive Calendar #455, Sloan D. Gibson, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs (8 hours equally divided).
  • Executive Calendar #445, Sarah Sewall, of Massachusetts, to be an Under Secretary of State (Civility Security, Democracy, and Human Rights) (8 hours equally divided).
  • Executive Calendar #371, Michael L. Connor, of New Mexico, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior (8 hours equally divided).
  • Executive Calendar #457, Sarah Bloom Raskin, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury (8 hours equally divided).
  • Executive Calendar #356, Jessica Garfola Wright, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (8 hours equally divided).
  • Executive Calendar #189, Richard Engler, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (8 hours equally divided).

In addition, the majority leader may call when he chooses for reconsideration of  cloture on the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins to the U.S. Circuit Court for the D.C. Circuit (Executive Calendar #381).

1:30 PM

The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 PM.  NEXT VOTE may occur at 3:15 on a Cornyn motion to table Reid Amend #2552 (Amendment 1 of the tree).

3:29 PM — Cornyn motion to table Amendment #2552 failed on a vote of 45 to 55.

9:56 PM — Majority leader’s unanimous consent request is agreed to as follows:

— At. 11:15 PM, the Senate will vote on the 2014 defense bill (motion to concur in the House message ton accompany H.R. 3304).

— The Senate will then proceed to a cloture vote on the Mayorkas nomination, followed by Morning Business until an overnight adjournment.

On Friday, Dec. 20, there will be one hour of debate on the Mayorkas nomination, followed by a confirmation vote at about 10 a.m.

There will follow these roll call votes on Friday:

    • Cloture on the nomination of John Andrew Koskinen to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service.

o    Confirmation of the Koskinen nomination.

o    Cloture on the nomination of Brian J. Davis to be United States District Judge for the District of Florida.

o    Confirmation of the Davis nomination.

o    Cloture on the nomination of Janet L. Yellen to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.

  • If cloture is invoked on the Yellen nomination, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination at a time to be determined on Monday, January 6, 2014.

11:37 PM — The legislative vehicle for the 2014 defense authorization passed on a vote of 84 to 15.

11:52 PM — On a vote of 55 to 45, cloture was invoked on the Mayorkas nomination.