THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014

 

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. there will be two votes. The motion to invoke cloture on the House message to H.R. 3547 and if cloture is invoke, the Senate will immediately proceed to vote on the motion to concur on H.R. 3547.

 

The Senate will meet at 10 a.m.  and resume consideration of the legislative vehicle for the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill (technically, the House message accompanying the Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act , H.R. 3547).

If there is no agreement for earlier consideration of the appropriations bill, the Senate will vote on cloture one hour after convening on Friday, January 17.

Pending are these amendments to the appropriations vehicle (H.R. 3547):

  • Reid amendment to change the enactment date (#2655);
  • Reid second-degree amendment to Reid amendment #2655, of a perfecting nature (#2656);
  • Reid motion to refer the House message with respect to H.R. 3547 to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions to report back forthwith with an amendment to change the enactment date (#2657);
  • Reid amendment to the Reid motion to refer #2657, of a perfecting nature (#2658);
  • Reid second-degree amendment to Reid amendment #2658, of a perfecting nature (#2659).

5:53 p.m. — On a vote of 72 to 26, the Senate invoked cloture on  the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the omnibus spending vehicle (H.R. 3547).

6:13 p.m. — Final passage of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2014:

On a vote of 72 to 26, the Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the legislative vehicle for the spending bill (H.R. 3547).

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014

 

The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will be in morning business until noon.

At noon the Senate will take up H.J. Res. 106, the short-term resolution to continue federal spending authority until Saturday, Jan. 18.

At 12:15 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll-call vote on passage of the continuing resolution.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 14

9:15 am The Senate will come in at 10:00 am.

From 12:30 to 2:15 the Senate will adjourn for party lunches.

At 2:30 the Senate will vote.  The first vote will be on the motion to invoke cloture on the Reed amendment, #2631.  If cloture is not invoked, the Senate will proceed to the motion to invoke cloture on S. 1845 — the underlying unemployment insurance measure.

3:45 p.m. — By a vote of 45 to 55, the Senate did not agree to a McConnell motion to table the Reid motion to commit the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (S. 1845) to the Finance Committee with instructions to report back forthwith with an amendment to change the enactment date (#2633).

3:47 p.m. — Senate is voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the Reed amendment, #2631.

4:04 p.m. — On a vote of 52 to 48, cloture was not invoked on the Reed amendment.

4:05 p.m. — The Senate is voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the underlying bill to extend unemployment benefits, S. 1845.

4:31  p.m. — On a vote of 55 to 45,  the Senate did not invoke cloture on the unemployment bill.

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.