July 11, 2013 12:13 PM

Potential series of votes this afternoon

The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm today. At 2:15pm Senator Reid will be recognized. He intends to file cloture on several executive nomination this afternoon.

In order to file cloture on a series of nominations we need to go in and out of executive session. A motion to executive session to consider a nomination and a motion to return to legislative session are nondebatable motions. Typically we go in and out of legislative and executive session by consent. However, a senator could ask for a roll call vote on any or all of those motions.

As a result, we could see a series of procedural votes as early as 2:15pm today.