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  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #7, Robert E. Bacharach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; Confirmed: 93-0 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.298, A bill to prevent nuclear proliferation in North Korea, and for other purposes with...
  • 5:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #7, the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; Confirmed: 93-0
  • The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, February 25, 2013. Following the prayer and the pledge, Senator Ayotte will deliver Washington's Farewell Address.  Upon the conclusion of the reading, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense; Not Invoked: 58-40-1 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.21, designating February 14, 2013, as "National...
  • The Senate reached an agreement that on either Monday, February 25th or Tuesday, February 26th, the Majority Leader and the Republican Leader each be permitted to introduce a bill to replace the sequester required under the Budget Control Act. Further, if a Leader introduces such legislation, his...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Bacharach nomination. At 5:00pm on Monday, February 25, the Senate will turn to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, with the time until 5:30pm...
  • Cloture on the Hagel nomination failed 58-40, 1 voting present (Hatch). The vote would have been 59-39, 1-present, but for procedural reasons Senator Reid changed his vote to no in order to enter the motion to reconsider. Senators should expect to reconsider the failed cloture vote to occur Tuesday...
  • 4:17pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense; Not Invoked: 58-40, 1 voting present
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to have the cloture vote on the Hagel nomination at 4:15pm today. The time until 4:15pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 4:15pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on...
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume Executive Session and the consideration of Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense. During Wednesday's session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the Hagel...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of the nomination of Executive Calendar #8, William J. Kayatta, Jr., of Maine, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit; Confirmed: 88-12 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.31, Celebrating Black History Month. Adopted S.Res.32, Congratulating the North...
  • After a conversation with Senator McConnell and Senator Inhofe, it became clear to Senator Reid that Republicans are not willing to enter into an agreement for consideration of Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Defense. In order to move...
  • 2:26pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Executive Calendar #8, the nomination of William J. Kayatta, Jr., of Maine, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit; Confirmed: 88-12
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider Executive Calendar #8, the nomination of William J. Kayatta, of Maine, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit. At 2:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and debate the nomination for up to 30 minutes, with the time...
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the second 30 minutes We hope to begin debate on Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Senator Hagel to be...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Leahy amendment #21, as modified (trafficking victims) to S.47, the Violence Against Women Act; Agreed to: 93-5 2)      Portman amendment #10 (sex trafficking victims); Agreed to: 100-0 3)      Coburn amendment #15 (consolidate DOJ programs); Not Agreed to: 46-53 4)     ...
  • 2:39pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.47, the Violence Against Women Act; Passed: 78-22
  • 2:19pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Coburn amendment #16 (STD testing for sexual assault defendants); Not Agreed to: 43-57
  • 12:19pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Coburn amendment #15 (consolidate DOJ programs); Not Agreed: 46-53
  • 11:59am The Senate began a roll call vote on the Portman amendment #10 (sex trafficking); Agreed to: 100-0