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  • Senator Klobuchar asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass Calendar #88, S.394, a bill to prohibit and deter the theft of metal. Senator Lee objected.
  • Cloture was invoked on the Barron nomination by a vote of 52-43.Under the previous order, the vote on confirmation of the Barron nomination will occur at approximately 2:00pm tomorrow, Thursday, May 22.  There will be no further roll call votes today.
  • 2:14pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar 576, David Jeremiah Barron, of Massachusetts, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit; Invoked:52-43 Confirmation of Executive Calendar #773 Elisebeth Collins Cook, of Virginia,...
  • 12:16pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #768, Stanley Fischer, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; Confirmed: 68-27
  • Senator Paul asked unanimous consent that the cloture motion on Executive Calendar 576, David Jeremiah Barron, of Massachusetts, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit, be delayed. Senator Markey objected.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, May 21. Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 12:15pm, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 12:15pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #732, Gregg Jeffrey Costa, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; Confirmed: 97-0 Cloture on Executive Calendar #768, Stanley Fischer, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve;...
  • 6:04pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #768, Stanley Fischer, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Invoked: 62-35 This will be the last vote of the day.
  • The Hyde, McCue, Green nominations were confirmed by voice votes. At 5:37pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #732, Gregg Jeffrey Costa, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; Confirmed: 97-0 Next: Cloture on Executive...
  • 05.20.2014

    WRDA Agreement

    Prior to the start of the vote on confirmation of the Costa nomination, the Senate reached an agreement to consider the WRDA conference report this week. The agreement is as follows: If the Senate receives the papers with respect to the conference report to accompany H.R.3080, the Water Resources...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that results in several series of votes related to nominations. Each vote after the first vote in each series will be 10 minute votes. The vote schedule is as follows: Today, Tuesday, May 20 5:30pm-up to 5 votes, 2 roll calls expected: Confirmation of Executive...
  • The Senate will not be in session on Friday, May 16th.  On Monday, May 19th at 11:00am, the Senate will be in a pro forma session only with no business conducted. Schedule for Tuesday, May 20, 2014 The Senate will convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #667, Rosemary Marquez, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona; Invoked: 58-35 Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #668, Douglas L. Rayes, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for...
  • By unanimous consent, cloture on H.R.3474, the Hire More Heroes Act of 2014 (the vehicle for the tax extenders legislation) was withdrawn. Senator Reid then filed cloture on Executive Calendar #576, David Jeremiah Barron, of Massachusetts, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit. The...
  • Cloture was not invoked on the Wyden substitute amendment #3060 (tax extenders) by a vote of 53-40. Senator Reid changed his vote to "no" and entered a motion to reconsider the failed vote at a later time. There will be no further roll call votes this week. As previously announced, there will be no...
  • At 3:21pm, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Wyden substitute amendment #3060 (Tax Extenders) to H.R.3474, Hire More Heroes Act of 2014. Not Invoked: 53-40
  • At 2:52pm, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #732, Gregg Jeffrey Costa, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; Invoked: 58-36
  • 2:36pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #669, James Alan Soto, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona. Confirmed: 93-1
  • 2:15pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #668, Douglas L. Rayes, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona; Confirmed: 77-19
  • 1:48pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #667, Rosemary Marquez, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona. Confirmed: 81-15