Senate Democrats

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Day March 6, 2014

Objection to H.R.3521, Vets Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization

This morning, Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.R.3521, the Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013.   Senator Sanders objected to Senator Vitter’s request on the basis that the bill and many other significant provisions are included in S.1982, the Comprehensive Veterans Health and…


Up to 3 roll call votes at 11:20am/Up to 8 votes around 2pm–re: Military Sexual Assault bills and Sullivan, Schmidtlein, Kerkowske, and Hammer nominations

As a reminder, at 11:20am today, there will be up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the following Executive nominations:   –        Confirmation of Executive Calendar #636, Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; –        Confirmation of Executive Calendar #510, Suzanne Eleanor Spaulding,…


Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.   Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session with the time…