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Day May 16, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, May 16, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar # 91, the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy; Confirmed: 97-0   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.982, to prohibit the Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish a restricted area prohibiting public access to waters downstream of a dam.  …


Agreements on Chappell, McShane, Barnett, and Kellly nominations

On Monday, May 20, 2013, at 5:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nomination:   Executive Calendar #45, Sheri Polster Chappell, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida; and Executive Calendar #46, Michael J. McShane, of Oregon, to be United States District…


Lee Abortion consent request and Blumenthal’s counteroffer

Senator Lee asked unanimous consent the HELP Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.Res.133, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress and the States should investigate and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices; and the Senate adopt the resolution and preamble, with no intervening action or debate.   Senator Blumenthal…


Budget consents objected to

Senator Murray asked unanimous consent to proceed to H.Con.Res.25, that the amendment which is at the desk, the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to; the motion to reconsider be made and laid upon the table; that the Senate insist…


Morning Business until 5pm, No more votes this week

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 5pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes this week.


Roll Call Vote on Moniz (Energy Secretary)

1:51pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy; Confirmed: 97-0


Moniz vote at 2:26pm, if all time is used

The Senate is debating Executive Calendar #91, the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy, for up to 3 hours. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination. If all time is used, the vote would begin at approximately…