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  • 1:46pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #769, Lael Brainard, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Confirmed: 61-31 Next: Executive Calendar #771, Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be ...
  • The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote: Executive Calendar #710  Michael J. McCord, of Ohio, to be Under Secretary of Defense; Executive Calendar #782 R. Jane Chu, Missouri, to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts for a term of four years; and Executive...
  • Senator Levin asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate vote on ratification of Executive Calendar #9 treaty document 112-1, Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation. Senator Paul objected.
  • 12:00 noon The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #523 Crystal Nix-Hines, of California, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:30am with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first 30...
  • Roll Call Votes 1)     Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2432, a bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans; Not Invoked: 56-38 2)     Sanders motion to waive applicable points of order with respect to H.R.3230,...
  • On Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 11:30 am, the Senate will execute the previous order to consider the Nix-Hines nomination. There will be up to 30 minutes for debate prior to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination. Upon disposition of the nomination, the Senate will proceed to and vote on...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • 4:34pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Passage of H.R.3230, as amended with the text of S.2450, Veterans' Access to care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014; Passed: 93-3
  • 4:06pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Sanders motion to waive applicable points of order with respect to H.R.3230, the vehicle for S.2450, Veterans' Access to care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014; Waived: 75-19 Next: Passage of H.S.3230, as amended with...
  • Senator Sessions made a point of order against the emergency designation provision contained in section 802(b) of H.R.3230, the vehicle for S.2450, the Veterans' Access to care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014; and Senator Sanders moved to waive the applicable points of...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to vote at 4pm today on a motion to waive the budget, if a budget point of order is made, and on passage of Calendar #206, H.R.3230, as amended with the text of the Sanders-McCain veterans bill, S.2450, Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and...
  • S.Con.Res.37, a concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the rotunda of the United States Capitol in commemoration of the Shimon Peres Congressional Gold Medal ceremony.
  • 10:00am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2432, a bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans; Not Invoked: 56-38 For procedural reasons, Senator Reid changed...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:15am on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2432, a bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans.  The time...
  • Roll Call Votes 1)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #734, the nomination of M. Hannah Lauck, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia; Confirmed: 90-0 2)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #736, Leo T. Sorokin, of Massachusetts, to be United...
  • 3:16pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #767, Stanley Fischer, of New York, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Invoked: 56-38
  • 2:58pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #771, Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be  Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Invoked: 58-36 Next: Cloture on Executive Calendar #767, Stanley Fischer, of New York, to be Vice Chairman...
  • 2:30pm The Senate began a 5 minute roll call vote on Cloture on Executive Calendar #769, Lael Brainard, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Invoked: 59-35 Next: Cloture on Executive Calendar #771, Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be ...
  • At 12:32pm, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #739, Richard Franklin Boulware II, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada. Confirmed: 58-35