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Day May 9, 2013

Agreement on Moniz nomination (Secretary of Energy)

The Senate reached the following agreement to consider the Moniz nomination. At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will consider Executive Calendar #91, the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy. There will be up to 3 hours for…

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Agreement on Orrick nomination (Northern District of CA district judge)

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, there will be up to 60 minutes for debate equally divided and controlled prior to a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #40, the nomination of William H. Orrick, III, of California, to be United States District Judge for…

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Cloture filed on S.601, WRDA–4pm Monday filing deadline–12noon Tuesday cloture vote

This afternoon Senator Reid filed cloture on S.601, Water Resources Development Act of 2013.   The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 4:00pm on Monday, May 13. If your senator have a germane first degree amendment and would like to preserve the right to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, May 9, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #41, the nomination of Nelson Stephen Roman, of New York, to be District Judge for the Southern District of New York Confirmed: 97-0   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.360, to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley to…

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Agreement on Tavenner nomination (Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

The Senate has reached the following agreement to consider the Tavenner nomination.   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 Executive Calendar #92 the nomination of Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers…

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No more votes this week, agreement on amendments

The following amendment is the next amendment in order to S.601, WRDA:   -          Inhofe #797 (land exchange). No second degree amendments are in order to the amendment prior to a vote in relation to the amendment.   The following amendments were agreed to by consent: -          Blunt #800 (resilient construction techniques for extreme weather)…

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Roman confirmed, Senator resumed consideration of WRDA

The Nelson Stephen Roman nomination was confirmed 97-0.   The Senate has resumed consideration of S.601, Water Resources Development Act. A few senators are now speaking as if in morning business while the managers of the bill work on an agreement to consider additional amendments. The Majority Leader has not announced there would be no…

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Roll Call Vote on the Roman nomination

2:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the confirmation of Executive Calendar #41, the nomination of Nelson Stephen Roman, of New York, to be District Judge for the Southern District of New York Confirmed: 97-0

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Up to 2 roll call votes at 2pm (district judges)

At 1:30pm today, the Senate will turn to Executive Session to consider the nominations of Shelly Decker Dick and Nelson Stephen Roman. Under the previous order, there will be up to 30 minutes for debate equally divided and controlled prior to votes on confirmation of the nominations. We expect to consider one by voice vote…

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McConnell objects to going to conference on Budget resolution

Senator Reid Murray 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 or raise the debt ceiling. Senator Murray…

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