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Day July 18, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, July 18, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #99, the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of MD, to be Secretary of Labor; Confirmed: 54-46 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #98, the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of MA, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Invoked: 69-31 3)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar…

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Cloture filed on motion to proceed to THUD appropriations–up to 2 votes at noon on Tuesday

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014. By consent, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed will occur at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 23rd. If cloture is invoked, all post cloture time will…

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Senate requests conference on Farm bill

By consent, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of Calendar #136, H.R.2642, all after the enacting clause was stricken and the text of S.954, Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, as passed by the Senate, was inserted in lieu thereof. H.R.2642, as amended, was read a third time and passed. The Senate insists…

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Motion to proceed to S. 1243, THUD Appropriations is pending

The Senate has resumed Legislative Session. The motion to proceed to S.1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, is the pending question.

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Roll call vote on confirmation of McCarthy nomination (EPA)

3:23pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #98, the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of MA, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Confirmed: 59-40

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Cloture invoked on McCarthy nomination

Cloture was invoked on the McCarthy nomination by a vote of 69-31. There will now be up to 8 hours for debate. We hope to yield back a substantial amount of time, and we could potentially vote within the hour. However, that takes consent and we’re still working on it.

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Roll call vote on cloture on McCarthy nomination (EPA)

2:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #98, the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of MA, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Invoked: 69-31

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Perez (Labor Secretary)

12:16pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #99, the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor; Confirmed: 54-46

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1 vote at 12:15, 1 vote at 2:30, and 1 vote at TBD (Perez and McCarthy)

By consent, the vote on confirmation of the Perez nomination will occur at 12:15pm today. Following disposition of the Perez nomination, the time until 2:30pm will be equally divided in the usual form prior to the cloture vote on the McCarthy nomination. If cloture is invoked on McCarthy, there would be up to 8 hours…

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Reid moves to proceed to THUD Appropriations, plus outlook on Perez, McCarthy, and student loans

Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #99, S.1243, the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill. The motion to proceed is a debatable motion and we will work with senators on an agreement to adopt the motion early next week. The Senate is in a period of morning business for 1 hour,…

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