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  • The Senate has resumed consideration of H.J.Res.59, the legislative vehicle for the Bipartisan Budget Act. Post-cloture debate time expires at 4:27pm today. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will dispose of the motion to concur with an amendment (either by consent or vote). Then the...
  • The Senate stands in adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.J.Res.59, the bipartisan budget act, post-cloture. All time during adjournment will count...
  • Roll Call Votes 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.J.Res.59, the bipartisan budget act; Invoked: 67-33 2)      Sessions motion to table the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.J.Res.59 with an amendment; Not Tabled:...
  • By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.R.3588, to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to exempt fire hydrants from the prohibition on the use of lead pipes, fittings, fixtures, solder, and flux.
  • The Sessions motion to table the motion to concur with amendment was not agreed to 46-54. The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the exception of Senator Grassley for up to 20 minutes. The time will count...
  • At 5:24pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59, with amendment #2547 (date change); Not tabled: 46-54
  • Senator Sessions asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending motion to concur with a amendment #2547 (date change) in order to make a motion to concur with Sessions amendment #2573 (the amendment would eliminate a wide variety of deficit-neutral reserve funds that could be used to facilitate...
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. The time during the recess will count post-cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59, the Bipartisan Budget Act.
  • There will now be up to 30 hours for debate of post-cloture debate on H.J.Res.59, the legislative vehicle for the Bipartisan Budget Act.
  • 10:04am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59, the legislative vehicle for the Bipartisan Budget Act; Invoked 67-33
  • At 10:00am, there will be roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.J.Res.59, the legislative vehicle for the Bipartisan Budget Act.
  • The Senate stands in adjourned until 9:00am on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.  At 10:00am, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message with respect to H.J.Res.59, the budget resolution. Under the rule, the filing deadline for second degree...
  • Roll Call Votes 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #406, Anne W. Patterson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Ambassador, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs); Confirmed: 78-16 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive...
  • The Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the Koskinen nomination 55-37. Senator Reid the filed cloture on the nomination. There will be no further roll call votes tonight. The Next roll call vote is expected to occur at 10:00am tomorrow. Tuesday, December 17. That vote will be on the motion to...
  • Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #456, the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; By consent, the Senate resumed Legislative Session and Senator Reid moved to proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #459.
  • At 6:52pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #459, the nomination of John Andrew Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service; Agreed to: 55-37
  • 6:35pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #456, the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; Agreed To: 53-38
  • 6:20pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #450, Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security; Confirmed: 78-16 The remaining votes tonight will be 10 minute votes.
  • 5:59pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #450, Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security; Invoked: 57-37
  • 5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #406, Anne W. Patterson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Ambassador, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs); Confirmed: 78-16 There will then be...