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Day May 15, 2013

Schedule for Thursday, May 16, 2013

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 divided and controlled between Senators Wyden…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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 amendment #866 (use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods); Agreed to: 60-36 4)     …

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Agreement to proceed to S.954, the Farm bill

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.

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Reid moves to proceed to the Farm bill; no more votes today

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). There will be no further roll call votes today.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Tavenner nomination

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

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of the Orrick nomination

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

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McConnell objects to going to conference on the Budget resolution

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 or raise the debt ceiling.  …

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2 votes at 4:30pm: confirmation of Orrick and Tavenner

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 Northern District of…

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of S.601, WRDA, as amended

11:51am The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.601, the Water Resources Development Act, as amended Passed: 83-14

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Roll Call Vote on Merkley amendment #866 (use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods)

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

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