Senate Democrats

August 2013
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Month August 2013

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).


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


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.


Roll Call Vote on Cloture on S.1243, THUD Appropriations

12:40pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1243, THUD Appropriations; Not Invoked : 54-43


Now Voting on confirmation of Chen nomination

12:01pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Calendar #96, the nomination of Raymond T. Chen, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; Confirmed: 97-0


Vitter request to pass S.101, Federal Funding Provisions

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent to discharge the Banking Committee and the Senate take up and pass S.101,  bill to prohibit the provision of Federal funds to State and local governments for payment of obligations, to prohibit the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from financially assisting State and local governments, and for…


2 votes at noon: confirmation of Chen and cloture on THUD Appropriations

There will be up to 10 minutes for debate between the votes at noon.   –          Confirmation of the Chen nomination 10 minutes for debate –          Cloture on S.1243, THUD Appropriations


Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At…