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Day December 10, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, December 10, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES  1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #327, the nomination of Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Confirmed: 56-38 2)      Motion to proceed to the reconsideration of the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the Watt nomination; Agreed to: 54-42 3)     …

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Republicans object to passing Unemployment Insurance Extension

Senator Reed asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass S.1797, Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2013, which was submitted earlier today. Senator Hoeven objected.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Pillard nomination, upon reconsideration

6:28pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote the motion to invoke cloture on Pillard nomination, upon reconsideration; Invoked: 56-42

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Roll Call Vote on motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the Pillard nomination.

6:09pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the Pillard nomination; Agreed to: 54-44

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Roll Call Vote on motion to proceed to the reconsideration of Pillard nomination

5:51pm The Senate began a 15 minute vote on the motion to proceed to the reconsideration of the vote by which cloture was not invoked on Executive Calendar #233, the nomination of Cornelia T. L. Pillard, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia; Agreed To: 54-44

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Watt nomination

5:23pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #226, the nomination of Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of Federal Housing Finance Agency; Confirmed:57-41

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Cloture invoked on Watt nomination (FHFA)

Upon reconsideration, cloture on the Watt nomination (FHFA) was invoked 57-40. There will now be up to 8 hours for debate equally divided. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm in order to allow for the weekly caucus meetings, with the time charged equally to both sides. Another message will be sent when the…

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Roll Call Vote on Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Watt nomination, upon reconsideration

11:50am The Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Mel Watt to be Director of Federal Housing Finance Agency, upon reconsideration Invoked: 57-40

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Roll Call Vote on the question: Does the Ruling of the Chair Stand

Senator McConnell made a point of order that nominations are fully debatable under the rules of the Senate unless 3/5 of senators have voted to bring debate to a close. The Chair ruled that a majority vote for cloture is required to confirm all nominations (except Supreme Court nominees). 11:29am The Senate began a 15-minute…

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Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Reconsider of the Cloture Vote on the Watt nomination

11:07am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the Watt nomination Agreed to: 54-42 Next Votes – Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #226, the nomination of Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of Federal Housing Finance…

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