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Day February 12, 2014

Senate Floor Pro Forma Schedule February 14th through February 21st

The Senate will meet on the following days at the following times for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted: – Friday, February 14th at 10:30am – Tuesday, February 18th at 10:30am and – Friday, February 21st at 10:30am.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #525, Tina S. Kaidanow, of the District of Columbia, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large; Confirmed: 98-0 2)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #595, Daniel Bennett Smith, of Virginia,…

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Agreement on Connor nomination (Deputy Secretary of the Interior)

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, there will be up to 20 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #561, the nomination Michael L. Connor, of New Mexico, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

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Cloture filed on motion to proceed to S.1982, Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1982, Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014.

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Cornyn objects to 4 district judges, Reid files cloture on those nominations (Meyer/Moody/Donato/Labson)

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to take up and confirm the Meyer, Moody, Donato, and Freeman nominations. Senator Cornyn objected. Senator Reid then filed cloture on the nominations. The first cloture vote will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, February 24. If cloture is invoked on the first  nomination, there would be up to 2 hours…

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Nominations confirmed by voice vote/Senator Reid moved to proceed to Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act (S.1982)

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:   Executive Calendar #497 Kevin W. Techau, of Iowa, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa for the term of four years Executive Calendar #498 Andrew Mark Luger, of Minnesota, to be United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota for the…

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Roll Call Vote on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.25, Military Retirement Pay Restoration

At 3:20pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.25, Military Retirement Pay Restoration with an offset (extension of sequestration); Agreed To: 95-3 We expect all of the nominations to be confirmed by voice vote. The next vote will occur at 5:30pm,…

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.540, Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act.

2:56pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on  adoption of the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.540, Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act; Agreed To: 55-43

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on motion to concur re: S.540,

1:56pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.540, Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act; Invoked: 67-31

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Up to 11 votes at 1:45 (5 roll call votes expected)

Upon disposition of the Military Retirement Pay bill, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of 8 nominations. We expect to conduct 5 roll call votes during this series and confirm the other nominations by voice vote.     1:45pm votes:   Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.540,…

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