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  • 12:15pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Evan Wallach, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit. Confirmed: 99-0
  • On the Nomination: Evan Jonathan Wallach, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge Result: Confirmed (99-0, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • At approximately 12:15pm, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on confirmation of Evan Jonathan Wallach, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate...
  • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.312, commending Girl Scouts of the USA on the special occasion of its 52nd annual convention. Adopted S.Res.313, congratulating the University of Washington on its sesquicentennial and recognizing the contributions of the University of Washington to the State of...
  • 5:32pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act; Invoked: 94-1
  • On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 674; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities, to modify the calculation of modified adjusted...
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5pm. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act, with 30 minutes for debate equally divided. At 5:30pm, the...
  • Convenes: 2:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Reid motion to proceed to S.1769, the Rebuild America Jobs Act; Not Agreed to: 51-49 (60-vote threshold) 2)      McConnell motion to proceed to S.1786, the Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act; Not Agreed to: 47-53 3)      Confirmation of Scott Wesley Skavdahl, of...
  • During Thursday's session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to Calendar #212, H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act.  By unanimous consent, the roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.674 will be at 5:30pm on Monday,...
  • At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #405, the nomination of Evan Jonathan Wallach to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.  There will be 15 minutes of...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement with respect to the following resolutions of disapproval: S.J.Res.6, Net Neutrality/FCC (Paul) and S.J.Res.27, Cross Border Air Pollution/EPA (Hutchison). The details of the agreement are below. At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation...
  • There will be no further roll call votes this week following the vote on the Skavdahl nomination.
  • 3:42pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Scott Wesley Skavdahl, of WY, to be United States District Judge for the District of Wyoming
  • 3:27pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the McConnell motion to proceed to S.1786, the Long-term Surface Transportation Extension Act. Not Agreed To: 47-53
  • 2:59pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Reid motion to proceed to S.1769, the Rebuild America Jobs Act. Not Agreed To: 51-49
  • On the Nomination: Scott Wesley Skavdahl, of Wyoming, to be U.S. District Judge Result: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 1786; A bill to facilitate job creation by reducing regulatory uncertainty, providing for rational evaluation of regulations, providing flexibilities to States and localities, providing for infrastructure spending, and for other...
  • We expect that in addition to the 2 previously scheduled votes at approximately 3pm, there will now be a 3rd roll call vote on the Skavadahl nomination.  Therefore the series will be as follows: Reid motion to proceed to S.1769, the Rebuild America Jobs Act (60-vote threshold) McConnell motion to...