November 18, 2014 01:12 PM

Up to 5 roll call votes at 5:30pm

When the Senate recessed for the caucus luncheons, there were approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes of debate time remaining (Boxer controls 73 minutes, Landrieu controls 33 minutes, and Hoeven controls 89 minutes). If all time is used and no time is added, the series of 5 roll call votes (4 roll calls, 5 voice votes, 30 minutes of debate, cloture vote on MTP to USA FREEDOM) would begin at approximately 5:30pm this evening.

5:30pm-5 roll call votes:

  1. Passage of S.2280, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline [60-vote threshold];
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #856, Leslie Joyce Abrams, to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia;
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #857, Mark Howard Cohen, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia;
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #858, Eleanor Louise Ross, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia;
* 5 voice votes to confirm ambassadors

* Up to 30 minutes for debate

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2685, the USA Freedom Act.
Prior to the 30 minutes for debate, we there will be a series of voice votes to confirm the Basset, Bernicat, Zumwalt, Allen, and Roebuck nominations (to be ambassadors).

5 Voice Votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #927 Leslie Ann Bassett - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Paraguay;
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #954 Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People's Republic of Bangladesh;
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1047 James Peter Zumwalt - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau;
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1048 Craig B. Allen - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Brunei Darussalam;
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1052 William V. Roebuck - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Bahrain