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  • When we reconvened at 2:15pm, the Senate turned to a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. We still expect a series of roll call votes this afternoon, potentially in the 3pm range.
  • 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....
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm today. At 2:15pm Senator Reid will be recognized. He intends to file cloture on several executive nomination this afternoon. In order to file cloture on a series of nominations we need to go in and out of executive session. A motion to executive session...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Following the prayer and the 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...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1238, the Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013; Not Invoked: 51-49 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.588, the Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgement Act of 2013. Passed...
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1238, Keep Student Loans Affordable Act, failed 51-49. Senator Reid changed his vote to no and then entered a motion to reconsider in order to preserve his ability to reconsider the failed vote at a later time. The motion to proceed to S.1238, Keep Student Loans...
  • 12:00 noon The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1238, Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013; Not Invoked: 51-49
  • Senator Burr asked unanimous consent that if cloture is not invoked on the pending motion to proceed to S.1238, Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013 (Reed), that it then be in order to move to proceed to S.1241, Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act (Manchin); further that the cloture motion...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Wednesday, July 10, 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. The time until 12:00pm will be equally...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #97, the nomination of Jennifer A. Dorsey, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada; Confirmed: 54-41 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.151, A resolution urging the Government of Afghanistan to ensure transparent...
  • 12:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Jennifer A. Dorsey, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada; Confirmed: 54-41
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 9, 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. The time until 11:00am will be equally...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #90, the nomination of Gregory Alan Phillips, of Wyoming, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; Confirmed: 88-0 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.793, a bill to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of American...
  • Senator Reid filed cloture on the  motion to proceed to Calendar #124, S.1238, Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013. Under Rule XXII, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday. Senators will be notified when the vote is scheduled.
  • 5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #90, the nomination of Gregory Alan Phillips, of Wyoming, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; Confirmed: 88-0
  • After the senate convened today, Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #124, S.1238, Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013 (Reed (RI)). A vote on the motion to proceed to the student loan bill has not been scheduled at this time. The Senate is in a period of morning business until 5:00pm...
  • The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, July 8, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive...
  • PRO-FORMA SCHEDULE If the Senate does not receive a message from the House that it has adopted S.Con.Res.19, the adjournment resolution, the Senate will meet for pro-forma sessions only on the following dates at the following times with no business conducted: -          Friday, June 28th at...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #179, the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation; Confirmed: 100-0 2)      Committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended to S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and...
  • On Monday, July 8, 2013, at 5:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #90, the nomination of Gregory Alan Phillips, of Wyoming, to be United Sates Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit. There will be up to 30 minutes for debate equally...