4:39 p.m. — Senate adjourns for the evening,until Thursday June 26th, at 9:30am.
4:35 p.m. — Majority Leader Reid wraps up the day. Files cloture on S. 2363, the Sportsmans bill. Passes S Res 484 and S Res 485 by UC. HR 3301 has its first reading.
UC that when Senate adjourns, it reconvene at 9:30am on Thursday, June 26th. Morning business until 12:00pm. At 12:00, proceed to Executive Session to vote on cloture on the nomination of Cheryl Krause to be a Circuit Court Judge for the Third Circuit.
UC that at 1:45pm, Senate proceed to following nominations and vote on them in the order listed; voice votes expected on all but the Jones nomination.
1. Stuart Jones to be Ambassador to Iraq.
2. Robert Beecroft to be Ambassador to Egypt.
3. Karen Dynan to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
4. Esther Kia’aina to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
5. Vincent Logan to be Special Trustee,office of Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, Department of the Interior.
6. Jo Handelsman to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
4:18 p.m. — Senator Barrasso speaks against the Affordable Care Act.
4:08 p.m. — Senator Cornyn speaks on Senate procedure.
3:40 p.m. — Senator Whitehouse and Senator Manchin engaged in a
colloquy on climate change.
3:39 p.m. — Senator Isakson and Senator Murray praised staff for the hard work that brought this bill towards passage.
3:31 p.m. — Senate approves the following nominations by voice vote:
Jessica Wright to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
Jamie Morin to be Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation.
Thomas Kelly to be Ambassador to the republic of Djibouti.
3:30 p.m. — Senate passes HR 803 by a vote of 95-3. Senators voting against: Coburn, Johnson of Wisconsin,and Lee, Senators Cochran and Johanns missed the vote.
3:14 p.m. — Senate approves by voice vote technical amendment #3381 and proceeds to vote on passage of HR 803,Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
3:12 p.m. — By a vote of 40-58, the Senate defeated the Lee amendement to HR 803.
2:54 p.m. — By a vote of 33-63, the Senate defeated the Flake amendement to HR 803.
2:25 p.m. — Sen. Murray spoke for the bill.
2:15 p.m. — Sen. Franken spoke for the bill.
2:10 p.m. — Sen. Harkin spoke against the Lee amendment.
2:07 p.m. — Sen. Lee spoke for his amendment.
1:48 p.m. — Sen. Reed spoke for the bill.
1:42 p.m. — Sen. Portman spoke for the bill.
1:28 p.m. — Sen. Flake spoke about his amendment # 3379 (performance accountability)
1:05 p.m. — Sen. Alexander spoke in favor of the Workforce Investment Act
12:55 p.m. — Sen. Heller spoke in favor of the Workforce Investment Act
12:50 p.m.– Sen. Brown spoke in favor of the Workforce Investment Act
12:40 p.m. — Sen. Enzi spoke in favor of the Workforce Investment Act
12:35 p.m. — Sen. Coburn spoke about the Workforce Investment Act
12:26 p.m. — Sen. Harkin spoke in favor of the Workforce Investment Act.
12:16 p.m. — Sen. Isakson spoke in favor of the Workforce Investment Act.
12:08 p.m. — Sen. Murray spoke in favor of the Workforce Investment Act.
12:02 p.m. — Sen. Alexander spoke in favor of H.R. 803 the Workforce Investment Act.
11:54 a.m. — Sen. Cantwell spoke on the Export – Import Bank.
11:50 a.m. — Sen. Cruz spoke on the Detention of Miriam Ibrahim in Sudan.
11:38 a.m. — Sen. Alexander spoke on the Detention of Miriam Ibrahim in Sudan.
11:15 a.m. — Sen. Blunt spoke on Freedom of Religion.
11:11 a.m. — Sen. Udall (NM) spoke on the Trinity Nuclear Explosion in NM.
10:55 a.m. — Sen. Kaine spoke on the President’s Actions in Iraq.
10:40 a.m. — Sen. Whitehouse spoke on the Water Bill Regulations.
10:30 a.m. — Sen. Cardin spoke on the Water Bill Regulations.
10:15 a.m. — Sen. Barrasso spoke on EPA Regulations.
10:07 a.m. — Sen. Roberts spoke on EPA Regulations.
10:05 a.m. — Sen. Hoeven spoke on EPA Regulations.
9:58 a.m. — Sen. Thune spoke on EPA Regulations.
9:53 a.m. — Sen. Reid spoke on the Shaheen/ Portman Energy Bill.
9:44 a.m. — Senators Thune, Reid, and McConnell spoke on EPA Regulation and the Keystone XL Pipeline.
9:40 a.m. — Sen. McConnell spoke on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
9:33 a.m. — Sen. Reid spoke on the Workforce Investment Act.
11:10 a.m.: The majority whip’s office has announced that voice votes are expected on the following nominations, immediately after the series of votes — to begin at 2:30 p.m. — on the workplace innovation bill:
- Jessica Garfola Wright to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
- Jamie Michael Morin to be Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
- Thomas P. Kelly III to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the republic of Djibouti
The Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and is in morning business until noon.
From noon until 2:30 p.m. — or until time is yielded back — the Senate will consider the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803).
At about 2:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to vote on these amendments to the Murray-Isakson-Harkin-Alexander substitute amendment:
- Flake amendment to make the appointment and certification of a new local board permissible instead of required.
- Lee amendment to require that evaluation reports are due every fourth year, to establish a reservation of funds in a fiscal year in which a report is due, and to establish a reduction in funds if a report is not submitted.
- A managers’ technical amendment. A voice vote is expected on the technical amendment.
- Following disposition of the above amendments, the Murray-Isakson-Harkin-Alexander substitute (as amended, if amended) will pass by unanimous consent.
- The Senate will then proceed to a roll call vote on passage of H.R. 803, as amended.
- If H.R. 803 passes as amended, a Murray-Isakson-Harkin-Alexander amendment to the title will be agreed to by unanimous consent.