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  • 5:50pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #104, the nomination of Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board Confirmed: 59-38
  • 5:35pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #104, the nomination of Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board Invoked: 69-29
  • 5:20pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #224, the nomination of Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board; Confirmed: 54-44
  • 5:04pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #224, the nomination of  Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board: Invoked: 65-33
  • 4:34pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #223, the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board; Confirmed: 54-44
  • When the Senate resumes consideration of S.1243, THUD Appropriations, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 31, the pending amendments will be set aside in order for Senator Paul to offer amendment #1739 (Egypt). There will be up to 60 minutes for debate equally divided between the proponents and opponents...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the remaining NLRB nominations today. As a result of this agreement, following Senator Coburn's remarks (he has consent to speak for up to 15 minutes), there will be a series of up to 7 roll call votes. The first vote will be a 15 minute vote and the...
  • The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm for the weekly caucus meetings, with the time charged equally against the post-cloture time on the Hirozawa nomination.
  • 10:15am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #223, the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board; Invoked: 64-34 There will now be up to 8 hours for debate prior to a vote on...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #223, the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. At...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations; Confirmed: 93-1-2 (present) LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.167, A resolution reaffirming the strong support of the United...
  • Senators should expect the next vote to begin as early as 10:00am tomorrow. That vote would be on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #223, the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
  • At 5:30pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations; Confirmed: 93-1, 2 senators voted present
  • Senator Reid withdrew the cloture motion on the Comey nomination. Following Senator Grassley's remarks, at approximately 5:30/5:35pm, the Senate will proceed to a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be...
  • Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations: -          Executive Calendar #201, the nomination of Bryan Todd Jones, of Minnesota, to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; and -          Executive Calendar #220, the nomination of Samantha Power, of Massachusetts,...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, July 29, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:15pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1243,...
  • Senator Reid filed cloture on the following items in the following order: -          Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, -          Executive Calendar #223, the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #186, the nomination of Derek West, of California, to be Associate Attorney General; Confirmed: 98-1 2)      Murray motion to table the Toomey motion to recommit the bill; Tabled: 56-42 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.200, Designating July...
  • The Senate continues to be in a period of morning business and we will not resume consideration of the THUD appropriations bill today. The managers said they will be on the floor next week to continue to process amendments.  We are working on a path forward to consider several nominations. Until we...
  • The Toomey motion to commit was tabled 56-42. The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. We expect to resume consideration of the THUD bill shortly. Senator Paul would like to offer an amendment #1739 regarding aid to Egypt....