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  • Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #99, S. 1243, the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill. The motion to proceed is a debatable motion and we will work with senators on an agreement to adopt the motion early next week. The Senate is in a period of...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, July 18, 2013.  Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. Following the remarks of the two Leaders, there will be a period of morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of NY, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; Invoked: 82-18 2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of NY, to be...
  • Senator Murray asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #33, H.Con.Res.25; the amendment at the desk, which is the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; and that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to....
  • 4:09pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #99, the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor; Invoked: 60-40 There will be no further roll call votes today.
  • 3:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Confirmation of Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; Confirmed: 82-17
  • We expect to have a series of 2 roll call votes as early as 3:30pm. Those votes would be on the following items: -          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; and -          Motion...
  • There will now to be up to 8 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Upon disposition of the nomination we will proceed immediately to a vote on the...
  • 10:01am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; Invoked: 82-18
  • The Senate will convene at 9:30am on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. Following the remarks of the two Leaders, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #51, the nomination of Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; Invoked: 71-29 2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #51, the nomination of Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director,...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes today. The next vote will begin at 10:00am tomorrow. That vote will be on the motion to invoke cloture on the Hochberg nomination (Export-Import Bank).
  • 5:00pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #51, the nomination of Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; Confirmed: 66-34
  • Senator Reid withdrew the cloture motions on the following NLRB nominations. -          Executive Calendar #100, the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr, of DC, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board; -          Executive Calendar #101, the nomination of Sharon Block, of DC, to be a...
  • The Senate invoked cloture on the Cordray nomination by a vote of 71-29. There will now be up to 8 hours for debate, with the time equally divided, prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. By consent, the Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings....
  • 11:02am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #51, the nomination of Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; Invoked: 71-29
  • The Senate stands in recess until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Senator-elect Markey will be sworn into office at 10:00am on Tuesday.  As a reminder to all Senators, during Thursday's session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the following items in the following order: Executive Calendar...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent Senators; Agreed to: 69-28; Quorum was present LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.195, a resolution to authorize testimony and representation In the Matter of the Proposed Discipline of Laura Block Lower No...
  • 5:39pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Reid motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators. Motion is agreed to: 69-28; Quorum is present
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, July 15, 2013. Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It is expected he will renew the motion to proceed to S.1238, the Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013. Following the remarks of the two Leaders, the...