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  • At 1:45pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Calendar #798, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services; Confirmed: 78-17 This will be the last vote of the day.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 1:45pm with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first 30...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #691, Mark G. Mastroianni, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts; Confirmed: 92-2 Confirmation of  Executive Calendar #692,Bruce Howe Hendricks, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on the Burwell (HHS) and Radelet (Peace Corps) tomorrow at 1:45pm. As a result, there will be as many as 2 roll call votes at 1:45pm Thursday, June 5, on the following Executive nominations: -          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #798 Sylvia Mathews...
  • Senator Menendez asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined the Senate vote to ratify Executive Calendar #8, Treaty Document #112-8, the Tax Convention with Chile. Senator Paul objected. Senator Cardin asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined the Senate vote to ratify...
  • Executive Calendar #796 Stefan M. Selig, of New York, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade was confirmed by voice vote.
  • At 12:05pm, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #798, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Invoked: 67-28
  • 11:46am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Confirmation of Executive Calendar #733, Tanya S. Chutkan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Confirmed: 95-0 Next: Cloture on Executive Calendar #798, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West...
  • 11:29am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of  Executive Calendar #692,Bruce Howe Hendricks, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of South Carolina; Confirmed: 95-0 Next: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #733, Tanya S. Chutkan, of the...
  • 11:00am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Calendar #691, Mark G. Mastroianni, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. Confirmed: 92-2 The next votes in this series will be 10 minute votes. The Senate also reached an...
  • This morning, Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Environment and Public Works Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.2414, the Coal Country Protection Act and the bill be read a third time and passed. Senator Reid objected to the request. The unofficial transcript is...
  • Schedule for Wednesday, June 4, 2014 The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, June 4. Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 11:00am with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each and the time equally divided and controlled...
  • Roll Call Vote Confirmation of Executive Calendar #633, Keith Harper, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the UN Human Rights Council; Confirmed: 52-42 Cloture on Executive Calendar #755, Sharon Bowen, of New York, to be a...
  • The Senate confirmed the Massad and Giancarlo nominations by voice votes. There will be no further roll call votes tonight. The next votes are scheduled to begin at 11:00am tomorrow.
  • The Senate also reached an agreement to consider the remaining CFTC nominations today. Following the cloture vote on the Chutkan nomination, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the following nominations: Executive Calendar #752 Timothy G. Massad, of Connecticut, to be a Commissioner...
  • 5:13pm The Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #733, Tanya S. Chutkan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia Invoked: 54-40
  • 4:56pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke Cloture on  Executive Calendar #692, Bruce Howe Hendricks, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of South Carolina Invoked: 59-35
  • 4:40pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #691, Mark G. Mastroianni, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts; Invoked: 56-39
  • 4:05pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #755, Sharon Bowen, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Confirmed: 48-46 The remaining votes in this series will be 10 minutes in length. Next: Cloture on Executive...
  • Cloture was invoked on the Bowen nomination 50-44. The Senate then reached an agreement to vote at 4:00pm on confirmation of the Bowen nomination and to vote on cloture on the 3 district court nominations. Also under the agreement, at 11:00am tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4, the Senate will proceed to...