Senate Democrats

MTP to Student loan bill, 5:30pm vote on Phillips nomination

After the senate convened today, Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #124, S.1238, Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013 (Reed (RI)). A vote on the motion to proceed to the student loan bill has not been scheduled at this time.

 

The Senate is in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Senator Scott is currently delivering his maiden speech.

 

At 5:00pm, the Senate will turn to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #90, the nomination of Gregory Alan Phillips, of Wyoming, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit. There will be up to 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. If all time is used, the vote would begin at approximately 5:30pm today.

 

Before the recess we were able to lock in agreements to consider the Dorsey (Nevada District Judge) and West (Associate Attorney General) nominations. We could vote on confirmation of those nominations tomorrow.

 

Order to consider Dorsey 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 the nomination of Executive Calendar #97 Jennifer A. Dorsey, of Nevada, to be United States District for the District of Nevada. There will be 1 hour for debate equally divided in the usual form. Following the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

Order to consider West 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 the nomination of Executive Calendar #186 Derek Anthony West, of California, to be Associate Attorney General. There will be one hour for debate equally divided in the usual form. Following the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination.

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