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  • 10:52am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #382, Brian Davis, of FL, to be US District Judge for the Middle District of Florida Invoked: 56-36 with 2 Senators voting present
  • 10:38am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #459, John Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue Confirmed: 59-36
  • 10:22am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #459, John Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Invoked: 56-39
  • 9:45am The Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #456, Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, of DC, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; Confirmed: 54-41
  • At approximately 10:03am this morning, there will be 6 roll call votes: 1)      Confirmation of the Mayorkas nomination, Live quorum 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #459, John Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue 3)      Confirmation of...
  • Roll Call Votes 1)      Cornyn motion to table the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3304, NDAA, with an amendment; Not Tabled: 45-55 2)      Motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3304, NDAA; Agreed to: 84-15 3)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:00am on Friday, December 20, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #456, Alejandro Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, post-cloture. There...
  • 11:38pm The Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #456, Alejandro Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. Invoked: 55-45
  • 11:14pm The Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on the Motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act. Agreed to: 84-15
  • The Senate has reached an agreement with respect to several nominations.  Under the unanimous consent agreement, there will be 2 roll call votes at 11:14pm this evening, 6 roll call votes at 10:00am Friday and one roll call vote at a time to be determined on Monday, January 6th.  The details of the...
  • 3:29pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Cornyn motion to table the Reid motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.3304, National Defense Authorization Act; Not Tabled: 45-55
  • Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending motion to concur with Reid #2552 amendment in order to make a motion to concur with Cornyn amendment #2606 (to provide for the award of medals for members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department of Defense who were...
  • Senator Reed (RI) asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass Calendar #265, S. 1845, a bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits for 3 months. Senator Cornyn asked that the request be modified that that all pending cloture motions on Executive nominations be withdrawn, and that the...
  • The Senate will recess from 12:45pm until 2:15pm. The time will count against post-cloture debate on NDAA. The time from 2:15 until 2:35pm will be controlled by the Majority Leader, or his designee, and the time from 2:35pm until 3:15pm will be controlled by the Republican Leader, or his...
  • The Senate has resumed consideration of the House Message on H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act, post-cloture. If all time is used, at approximately 11:14pm tonight the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to...
  • Senator Reid asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass S.1859, submitted earlier today by Senator Reid. The bill includes the following provisions: -          an extension of a provision to exclude mortgage debt forgiveness from taxable income; -          deductions for state and local...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act, post-cloture. All time during adjournment will...
  • Roll Call Votes 1)      Motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.J.Res.59, the bipartisan budget agreement; Agreed to: 64-36 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act; Invoked:...
  • The Senate has passed H.R.1402, the VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013 by unanimous consent. The Senate is now in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time counting post-cloture on the motion to concur in the House...
  • At 5:15pm Wednesday, the Senate invoked cloture on National Defense Authorization Act 71-29. There will now be up to 30 hours for debate before a vote on adoption of the motion to concur of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.3304, NDAA (passage). There will be no further roll call...