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Day December 16, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, December 16, 2013

Roll Call Votes 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #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); Confirmed: 78-16 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #450, Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be…

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Cloture filed on several Executive nominations–next vote expected at 10am Tuesday

The Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the Koskinen nomination 55-37. Senator Reid the filed cloture on the nomination. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.   The Next roll call vote is expected to occur at 10:00am tomorrow. Tuesday, December 17. That vote will be on the motion to invoke…

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Cloture filed on Mayorkas nomination (Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security)

Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #456, the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; By consent, the Senate resumed Legislative Session and Senator Reid moved to proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #459.  

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Roll Call Vote on motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Koskinen nomination

At 6:52pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #459, the nomination of John Andrew Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service; Agreed to: 55-37

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Roll Call Vote on motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Mayorkas nomination

6:35pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #456, the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; Agreed To: 53-38  

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Johnson nomination (Sect’y Homeland Security)

6:20pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #450, Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security; Confirmed: 78-16 The remaining votes tonight will be 10 minute votes.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Jeh Johnson nomination (Sect’y Homeland Security)

5:59pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #450, Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security; Invoked: 57-37

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

5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #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); Confirmed: 78-16 There will then be a live quorum. Senators are encouraged…

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Reid Remarks on the Schedule

“Last week was difficult for the entire Senate community. When cooperation is lacking, as it was last week, completing the business before this body becomes much more difficult.” “This week, the Senate has just as much to achieve as it did last week.  And without collaboration we will face another daunting vote schedule. But I…

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Series of roll call votes at 5:30pm

As a reminder, at 5:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to a series of roll call votes on the following Executive items:   -          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #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…

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