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  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, May 20, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 3:00pm. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.954, the Farm bill. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar # 91, the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy; Confirmed: 97-0 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.982, to prohibit the Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish a restricted area prohibiting...
  • On Monday, May 20, 2013, at 5:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nomination: Executive Calendar #45, Sheri Polster Chappell, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida; and Executive Calendar #46, Michael J. McShane,...
  • Senator Lee asked unanimous consent the HELP Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.Res.133, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress and the States should investigate and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices; and the Senate adopt the...
  • Senator Murray asked unanimous consent to proceed to H.Con.Res.25, that the amendment which is at the desk, the text of S.Con.Res. 8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to; the motion to reconsider be made and laid upon...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business until 5pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes this week.
  • 1:51pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy; Confirmed: 97-0
  • The Senate is debating Executive Calendar #91, the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy, for up to 3 hours. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination. If all time is used, the vote would begin at...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 11:00am on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #91, the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy with up to 3 hours of debate equally...
  • WRAP UP FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Coburn amendment #815 (beach nourishment) to S.601, the Water Resources Development Act; Not Agreed to: 43-53 2)      Coburn amendment #816 (Infrastructure Deauthorization Commission projects); Not Agreed to: 35-61 3)      Merkley-Brown...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that on Monday, May 20th, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #73, S.954, the Farm bill.
  • Executive Calendar #92, the nomination of Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was confirmed 91-7. Following the vote, Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.954, a bill to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018 (the Farm bill)....
  • 5:03pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #92, Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Confirmed: 91-7
  • 4:38pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #40, William H. Orrick III, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California Confirmed: 56-41
  • Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent that the Senate go to conference on the Budget resolution. Senator McConnell asked that the request be modified so that it not be in order for the Senate to consider a conference report that includes tax increases or reconciliation instructions to increase taxes...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business until 2:00pm with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. At 2:00pm today, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #40 William H. Orrick, III, of California, to be United States District Judge for the...
  • 11:51am The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.601, the Water Resources Development Act, as amended Passed: 83-14
  • 11:23am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Merkley amendment #866 (use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods); Agreed To: 60-36
  • Boozman amendment #822 (recreational lands pass programs) was agreed to by voice vote
  • The following amendments have been considered to S.601,  the Water Resources Development Act: Coburn amendment #805 (Army Corps land/guns) Not Agreed to: 56-43 (60-vote threshold) Whitehouse amendment #803 (oceans) Agreed to: 68-31 (60-vote threshold) Boxer-Vitter substitute amendment #799 Agreed...