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Day December 13, 2013

Reid Remarks On The Anniversary Of The Newtown School Shooting

“They were six and seven years old. But although their years were few, the lives they touched are many.” “I am proud of how hard my caucus fought this year to pass safeguards that would keep guns out of the hands of felons and people with severe mental illnesses. I am proud of my vote…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, December 11 through Friday, December 13, 2013

Roll Call Votes Wednesday, December 11th  through Friday, December 13, 2013 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #346, the nomination of Cornelia T.L. Pillard, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia; Confirmed: 51-44   2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #378, Chai Rachel Feldblum, of…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Patterson nomination (Near Eastern Affairs-State)

12:29pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on #406, Anne W. Patterson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Ambassador, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs); Invoked: 54-36 This will be the last vote of the…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of the Higginbottom nomination

12:02pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #444, Heather Anne Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources; Confirmed: 74-17

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2 roll call votes at noon; next series of votes Monday at 5:30pm

The Senate has reached an agreement with respect to the votes on confirmation of the Patterson and Johnson nominations.  There will be 2 roll call votes at noon today.  The next set of votes will be on Monday, December 16th at 5:30pm.   Friday, December 13th at noon 2 roll call votes: –          Confirmation of…

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2 Roll Call Votes at 11:55am

All remaining Democratic time on the Higginbottom nomination was yielded back.  Assuming all Republican time is used (which is expected), there will be 2 roll call votes at 11:55am:   –          Confirmation of the Higginbottom nomination Live quorum (no roll call vote expected) –          Cloture on Executive Calendar #406, Anne W. Patterson, of Virginia, a…

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Roll Call Vote on Cloture on the Higginbottom nomination

7:32am The Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #444, Heather Anne Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Invoked: 51-34

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of the James nomination

7:00am The Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #358, Deborah Lee James, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Air Force Confirmed: 79-6

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2 Roll Call Votes at 7:00am

At 7:00am Friday, December 13th, there will be two roll call votes: –          Confirmation of James nomination Live quorum (no roll call vote expected) –          Cloture on Executive Calendar #444, Heather Anne Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources (up to 8 hours of equally-divided, post-cloture…

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