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Day August 1, 2013

Agreement to proceed to S.1392, Energy Efficiency

By consent, at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 10th, the motion to proceed to S.1392, A bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes, be agreed to and the Senate proceed to its consideration.

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Monday, September 9th’s votes–Caproni and Broderick

On Monday, September 9, 2013, at 5:00 pm, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   –          Executive Calendar #184, the nomination of Valerie E. Caproni, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; and –          Executive Calendar #185, the nomination of Vernon…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, August 1, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #96, the nomination of Raymond T. Chen, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; Confirmed: 97-0 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and related agencies appropriations bill; Not Invoked: 54-43 3)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar…

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ornyn request to pass HR 2009, Keep the IRS off your Health Care Act/Reid objection

Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent that when the Senate receives H.R.2009, a bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, the Senate take up and pass the bill.   Senator Reid objected.

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McConnell request to pass HR 2668, delay individual mandate/Reid objection

Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent to pass Calendar #145, H.R.2668, To delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate, to delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate, and for other purposes.   Senator Reid objected.

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Rubio object to 18th request to go to conference on Budget resolution

Senator Durbin asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #33, H.Con.Res.25; the amendment at the desk, which is the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; and that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to. Further, that the Senate insist on its amendment, request…

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Senate adopts adjournment resolution

The Senate adopted S.Con.Res.22, a resolution that provides for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and House of Representatives. Under the provisions of the resolution, there would be a pro forma session at 12:00 noon on Monday, August 12. The House would have to adopt the concurrent resolution in order to the Senate…

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Senate debating motion to proceed to S.1392, Energy Efficiency bill

Senator Reid then moved to proceed to Calendar #154, S.1392, a bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry (Shaheen-Portman).

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Power nomination (UN)

At 2:39pm the Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #220, the nomination of Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations; Confirmed: 87-10

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Confirmation vote of Power nomination expected around 2:30pm

The Senate has begun consideration of the Power nomination. We expect to yield back time and we could begin voting in the 2:30pm range.

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