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  • 12:15pm: the Senate stands adjourned until Monday, January 12 at 2:00 PM.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, January 9, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • Roll Call Votes Warren amendment #1 to H.R.26, TRIA; Not agreed to: 31-66. Passage of H.R.26, Terrorism Risk Insurance Act; Passed: 93-4. Legislative Business Agreed to S.Con.Res.2, Use of Emancipation Hall Adopted S.Res.23, Majority Party Appointments with Chairman Adopted S.Res.24, 150th...
  • Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that at 2:00pm on Monday, January 12th, the motion to proceed to the consideration of S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone pipeline, be agreed to;  and that Senator Murkowski be recognized to offer a substitute amendment that is the text of the...
  • 2:13pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R. 26, TRIA; Passed: 93-4
  • 1:45pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Warren amendment #1 (TRIA minus end user) to HR. 26, TRIA; Not Agreed To: 31-66 Next: Passage of H..R.26, Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, as amended, if amended.
  • The Senate has begun consideration of H.R.26, TRIA. The time until 1:45pm will be equally divided in the usual form. At 1:45pm, there will be 2 roll call votes on the following items: Warren substitute amendment  (TRIA minus end user provision) Passage of H..R.26, Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, as...
  • After the Senate convened, we reached an agreement to consider the TRIA legislation. Under the agreement, there will be 2 roll call votes beginning at 1:45pm today. Those votes will be in relation to the Warren amendment and passage of the TRIA bill, as amended, if amended. Each are subject to a...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Pryor to adjourning, Senator McConnell announced that the Energy Committee...
  • Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.21: Majority Party Committee Assignments Adopted S.Res.22: Minority Party Committee Assignments
  • The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.19 until 9:30am on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15pm to...
  • Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.1, notifying the President that a quorum of each House has assembled Adopted S.Res.2, notifying the House that a quorum of the Senate has assembled Adopted S.Res.3, electing Orrin Hatch of Utah President of the Senate pro tempore Adopted S.Res.4, notifying the...
  • Roll Call Votes Cloture on Executive Calendar #1084, Sarah R. Saldana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security; Invoked: 53-41. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1084, Sarah R. Saldana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security; Confirmed: 55-39. Cloture on Executive Calendar...
  • Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass HR 5701, Western Oregon Indian Tribal Lands Act. Senator Vitter objected on behalf of Senator Sessions. Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent the Finance Committee be discharged from further consideration of HR 4137, Preserving...
  • This will be the last vote of the Congress. Prior to the vote on confirmation of the Bough nomination, Senator Reid withdrew the cloture motions on the remaining district judge nominations and the Senate agreed to vote on confirmation of the nominations in the order in which cloture was filed. The...
  • 9:23pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1041, Stephen R. Bough, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri; Confirmed: 51-38
  • 8:57pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on #1041, Stephen R. Bough, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri. We expect a roll call vote on confirmation of the Bough nomination shortly after this vote. There may be 5-10 minutes of...
  • The Senate also confirmed Calendar #618, James Cole, Jr. to be General Counsel, Department of Education. Additional votes are possible tonight. The next vote would be cloture on Executive Calendar #1041, Stephen Bough, MO district judge. We expect to vote as soon as an agreement is reached, which...
  • Senator Reid withdrew the cloture motions on and the Senate then confirmed by voice votes the Lopez, Jadotte, Stivers, Cruden, and Smith nominations. The Senate confirmed the following nominations by unanimous consent: BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS #900 Karen Kornbluh - to be a Member of the...
  • 7:32pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.5771, Tax Extenders (60-affirmative vote threshold); Passed: 76-16