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  • 11:58am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #659, Debo Adegbile, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General Cloture Not Invoked: 47-52. Senator Reid changed his vote to no (for procedural reasons) and entered a motion to reconsider...
  • 11:57am, there will be up to 3 roll call votes related to the following nominations: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #659, Debo Adegbile, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General; If cloture is invoked on Adegbile, immediately proceed to vote on confirmation of the Adegbile...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #659, the nomination of Debo P. Adegbile, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General with the time until 11:45am will...
  • No Roll Call Votes Legislative Items Began the Rule 14 process of S.2077, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014 (Reed) in order to place the bill on the Legislative Calendar. No Executive Items
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes on Tuesday. The next roll call...
  • No Roll Call Votes   Legislative items Completed the Rule 14 process of the following items in order to place the bills on the Legislative Calendar: -        S.2066, Prohibit Intentional Discrimination by IRS Employee (Cruz) -        S.2067, Prohibit Treasury from assigning tax status to...
  • The previous order with respect to Executive Calendar #659, the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be Assistant Attorney General and the subsequent nominations on which cloture was filed on Thursday, February 27th was modified. The details are below. On Wednesday, March 5th, following any Leader...
  • The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, March 3, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive...
  • Roll Call Votes 1)     Graham motion to table the Reid motion to commit S.1982, the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014; Not Agreed to: 44-52 2)     Sanders motion to waive all applicable Budget points of order with respect to S.1982; Not...
  • This evening, Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to confirm 4 district judges (Hernandez, Reeves, Brooks, and Chhabria). Senator Moran objected on behalf of Senator Grassley. Senator Reid then filed cloture on 6 nominations, including those 4 district judges, and the motion to proceed to the Child...
  • Senator Flake asked unanimous consent the Finance Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.2011, a bill to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from modifying the standard for determining whether an organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare for purposes...
  • 2:45pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Calendar #561, Michael L. Connor, of New Mexico, to be Deputy Secretary of Interior; Confirmed: 97-0 This will be the last vote of the week.
  • 2:26pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Sanders motion to waive all applicable Budget points of order with respect to S.1982, Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014; Not Waived: 56-41
  • At 1:57pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Graham motion to table the Reid motion to commit S.1982 (majority vote threshold); Not Tabled: 44-52 We expect a total of 3 roll call votes during this series of votes. Next: -          Sanders motion to waive all applicable Budget points...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, February 27, 2014.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate...
  • The Senate has adopted the motion to proceed to S. 1982, Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014, by a voice vote. Senator Reid then offered a substitute amendment (SA #2747) on behalf of Senator Sanders, filled the amendment tree, and filed...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the military sexual assault bills. When the Senate executes the agreement (likely within the next 2 weeks), there would be competing cloture votes on S.1752, the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 (Gillibrand) and S.1917, the Victims Protection...
  • No Roll Call Votes Legislative items Adopted S.Res.363, Celebrating Black History Month. No Executive items
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for up to two hours with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the...
  • Roll Call Votes 1)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #570, James Maxwell Moody, Jr., of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Easter District of Arkansas; Confirmed: 95-4 2)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #566, James Donato, of California, to be United States...