Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, July 15, 2013

  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, July 15, 2013.
  • Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It is expected he will renew the motion to proceed to S.1238, the Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013. Following the remarks of the two Leaders, the time until 5:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • The Majority Leader will be recognized at 5:30pm.  A live quorum and subsequent roll call vote on the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent Senators is expected at 5:30pm.
  • Additionally, there will be a joint-special caucus for all Senators at 6:00pm on Monday.
  • During Thursday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the following items in the following order:
    • Executive Calendar #51, the nomination of Richard Cordray, of OH, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection;
    • Executive Calendar #100, the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr, of DC, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board;
    • Executive Calendar #101, the nomination of Sharon Block, of DC, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board;
    • Executive Calendar #104, the nomination of Mark Gaston Pearce, of NY, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board;
    • Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of NY, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States;
    • Executive Calendar #99, the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of MD, to be Secretary of Labor; and
    • Executive Calendar #98, the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of MA, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • If no agreement on the nominations can be reached, the first cloture vote would occur early Tuesday morning. If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, there would be up to 8 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination, except for the Perez nomination, which would have up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. If cloture is not invoked on a nomination, the Senate would proceed to vote on cloture on the next nomination.
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