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  • 5:32pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #15, Daniel Henry Marti, of Virginia, to be Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. Confirmed: 92-0. Next, voice votes expected: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #22, Michelle K. Lee, of California, to...
  • By unanimous consent, the Senate has reached an agreement that following morning business tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.178, a bill to provide justice for the victims of trafficking.
  • The cloture motion on the motion to proceed to S.625, Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, was withdrawn. At 5:30pm tonight, there will be a series of votes on confirmation of the Marti, Lee, Hall and Tonsager nominations. We expect one roll call vote followed by 3 voice votes. We are working...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, March 6, 2015, for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted.  When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will stand adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, March 9, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning...
  • Senator McConnell intends to vitiate cloture on the motion to proceed to S.625, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. Therefore, there will not be a cloture vote Tuesday morning. Monday's 5:30 vote on the Marti nomination will be the first vote on the week, but no votes are expected on Tuesday...
  • Roll Call Votes Passage of S.J.Res.8, NLRB; passed: 53-46. Shall the bill, S.1, pass over the objections of the President (veto override); veto sustained: 62-37. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.98, supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. Completed the Rule 14...
  • At 5:00pm on Monday, March 9th, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the Marti, Lee, Hall, and Tonsager nominations. There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to votes on confirmation of the nominations. We expect a roll call vote on the Marti nomination and voice...
  • Senator McConnell moved to proceed to S.625,  Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, and filed cloture on the motion. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday, March 10. S.625 is a bill to provide for congressional review and oversight of...
  • S.1, (Keystone), upon reconsideration, failed to pass the Senate over the veto of the President by a vote of 62-37. The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes this week. We expect the next...
  • 2:20pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the question: shall S.1, a bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, pass, over the objections of the President? Veto sustained: 62-37
  • At 2:20pm today, there will be a roll call vote to override the Keystone veto. Senator McConnell asked that members vote from their seats. Senator Reid will be unable to vote from his seat because of a scheduling conflict. At 2:20pm, the vote will be on the question: Shall the bill, S. 1 (a bill to...
  • The Senate vitiated the cloture vote on the veto message on S.1, Keystone XL. The time until 2:20pm will be equally divided in the usual form. At 2:20pm today, the Senate will vote on the veto message to accompany S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. This will be the last roll call vote...
  • 11:38am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution of disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures (majority affirmative vote threshold). Passed: 53-46   Next: Passage of S.J.Res.8, a...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.8 (NLRB) with two hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8, NLRB; agreed to: 53-45. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.94, supporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month Adopted S.Res.95, designating March 3, 2015, as "World Wildlife Day". Began the Rule 14 process to place on the...
  • The motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8 (NLRB) was agreed to by a vote of 53-45. There will now be up to 10 hours for debate prior to a vote on passage of the joint resolution. We expect this vote to occur tomorrow morning (possibly in the 11:15am range, but that has not been set yet). Prior to the vote,...
  • 2:18pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Alexander motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case...
  • The Senate is in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the joint meeting with His Excellency Binyamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, and then the weekly caucus meetings. We expect a roll call vote at 2:15pm today on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution providing for...
  • The Senate is in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the joint meeting with His Excellency Binyamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, and then the weekly caucus meetings. At 2:15pm, we expect Senator McConnell to turn to the consideration of S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution providing for...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:45am on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with the time equally divided and with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half. The...