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Month March 2014

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, March 31, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #573, John B. Owens, of CA, to be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Confirmed: 56-42 2)      Motion to waive applicable budget points of order with respect to H.R.4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (SGR/Doc Fix)  (if point of order is raised) (60-vote threshold);…

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Cloture filed on UI substitute amendment and H.R.3979

The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to H.R.3979, the UI Compensation Extension, by voice vote. Senator Reid then offered substitute amendment #2874, filled the remaining slots in the amendment tree, and filed cloture on the substitute amendment and underlying bill.   Under Rule 22, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment (UI) will occur…

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Sessions objects to S.Res.404, Cesar Estrada Chavez

Senator Menendez asked unanimous consent the Judiciary committee be discharged from further consideration of S.Res.404, honoring the accomplishments and legacy of Cesar Estrada Chavez.   Senator Sessions asked to modify the request with a Vitter amendment at the desk. Senator Menendez did not accept the request to modify and Senator Sessions objected to the original…

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.4302, SGR/Doc Fix

At 6:31pm, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (SGR/Doc Fix) (60-vote threshold). Passed: 64-35

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Roll Call Vote on Wyden motion to waive budget points of order re: SGR (H.R.4302)

6:13pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Wyden motion to waive applicable budget points of order with respect to H.R.4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (SGR/Doc Fix) (60-vote threshold); Agreed to: 64-35

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Owens nomination (Ninth Circuit)

5:34pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #573, John B. Owens, of CA, to be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Confirmed: 56-42

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Hatch objects to passing Wyden substitute to S.2157/Hatch asks to pass S.2122

Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Calendar #336, S.2157 with a Wyden substitute amendment (Full SGR Repeal with OCO and additional offsets). Senator Hatch objected.   Senator Hatch then asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Calendar #330, S.2122, Responsible Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act of 2014…

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Sessions makes point of order/Wyden moves to waive re: SGR

Senator Sessions made a point of order that H.R.4302 violates section 201-A of S.Con.Res.21, the concurrent resolution on the Budget for fiscal year 2008. Senator Wyden moved to waive all applicable points of order.   At 5:30pm today there will be a series of up to 4 votes (we expect 3 roll calls and 1…

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Senator Sessions objects to vote on S.2157, Full SGR Repeal with OCO offset/Sessions request to pass S.2122

Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent that following disposition of the Owens nomination tonight, the Senate proceed to a vote on passage of Calendar #336, S.2157, Commonsense Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act of 2014 (Full SGR repeal with OCO and other House-passed offsets), and the Senate then resume consideration of H.R.4302, as provided…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, March 31, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, March 31, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.4302, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 with the time until 5:00pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.   At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed…

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