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  • At 12:02pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #906, Julian, Castro, of Texas, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban; Confirmed: 71-26 The next votes are expected to be voice votes: Executive Calendar #797, Darci L. Vetter, of Nebraska, to be Chief...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Following any leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 12:00 noon, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or...
  • No Roll Call Votes Legislative items Cal. # 440, S.Res.447, a resolution recognizing the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in the efforts of the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance, with...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that at 12:00 pm, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and consider Calendar #'s 906 (Castro), 797 (Vetter), 904 (Adams). There be 2 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form on each nomination. Upon the use or...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 8, under the provisions of S.Res. 496, as a further mark of respect for the late Senator Alan Dixon, from the State of Illinois. Following any leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business for 1 hour. The Majority will control...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #738, the nomination of Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Confirmed: 93-0 Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2363, the Sportsmen's Act of 2014; Invoked: 82-12 Legislative...
  • Senator Paul asked unanimous consent the Foreign Relations Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.2265, a bill to prohibit certain assistance to the Palestinian Authority. Senator Corker objected.
  • 6:04pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2363, Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014; Invoked: 82-12 This will be the last vote of the day
  • At 5:31pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Confirmed: 93-0 Next: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2363, Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014.
  • The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, July 7, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 5:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar...
  • The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times: -        Monday, June 30th at noon and -        Thursday, July 3rd at 1:30pm.
  • Roll Call Votes 1)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Invoked: 57-39 2)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #897 Stuart E. Jones, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and...
  • Senator Sessions then asked unanimous consent the Judiciary Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.202, Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act (e-verify), and the Senate then take up and pass the bill. Senator Durbin objected. Senator Sessions asked unanimous consent to...
  • Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent to take up and adopt a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. should appoint a special counsel or prosecutor to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Senator...
  • The Senate confirmed the Beecroft, Dynan, Kai'aina, Logan and Handelsman nominations by voice votes. Senators should expect 2 roll call votes at 5:30pm on Monday, July 7. Those votes would be on the following items: -          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New...
  • 1:45PM the Senate began a 15minute roll call vote on confirmation of Calendar #897 Stuart E. Jones, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iraq; Confirmed: 93-0 The remaining nominations will be confirmed by voice...
  • 1:45pm-up to 6 votes--at least 1 roll call vote and 5 voice votes expected: Executive Calendar #897 Stuart E. Jones, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iraq (roll call vote); Executive Calendar #896 Robert Stephen...
  • 11:46am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. Invoked: 57-39
  • The previously scheduled vote at noon will now begin at 11:45am today. Therefore, there will be 1 roll call vote beginning at approximately 11:45am on the motion to invoke cloture Executive Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit....
  • The Senate stands adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until noon with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At noon, the Senate will proceed to Executive...