Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, February 24, 2014

The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, February 24, 2014. Following the prayer and pledge, Senator King will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address.

 

Upon conclusion of the reading, the Majority Leader will be recognized and then the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

 

On Wednesday, February 12th, cloture was filed on the following items in the order listed:

–        Executive Calendar #564 Jeffrey Alker Meyer -to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut

–        Executive Calendar #564 #570 James Maxwell Moody, Jr. – to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas

–        Executive Calendar #564 #566 James Donato – to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California

–        Executive Calendar #564 #567 Beth Labson Freeman – to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California and

–        Motion to proceed to S.1982, the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014.

 

At 5:00pm on Monday, February 24th, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #564, the nomination of Jeffrey Alker Meyer to be US District Judge for the District of Connecticut with up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form.  Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Meyer nomination.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Meyer nomination, there would be up to 2 hours for post-cloture debate. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate would proceed to a vote confirmation of the nomination, then proceed to the next cloture vote and repeat the process for the remaining nominations in the list above. Following disposition of the Freeman nomination, there will be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.1982.

 

While up to 9 roll call votes (5 cloture votes and 4 confirmation votes) are possible Monday evening, we anticipate that after three votes, the remaining will resume sometime Tuesday morning.

 

Likely votes Monday at 5:30pm:

–        Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #564 Jeffrey Alker Meyer -to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut

  • (up to 2 hours of equally divided debate, likely one hour)

–        Confirmation of Meyer nomination

–        Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #564 #570 James Maxwell Moody, Jr. – to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. 

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