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Day March 11, 2014

Schedule for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, March 12. Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 10:30am, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Majority will control the first half and the Republicans will control the final half. At 10:30am, the Senate…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 12, 2014

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #577, Matthew Frederick Leitman, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; Invoked: 55-43 Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #578, Judith Ellen Levy, of Michigan, to be United…

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Vitter request to pass Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013, as amended; and Sanders request to pass the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.R.3521, Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013, as amended by a Vitter amendment (pay-for through price controls for prescription drugs in the Department of Defense). Senator Sanders objected.   Senator Sanders then asked the Senate take up and…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Parker nomination (Eastern District of MI)

12:36pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #580, Linda Vivienne Parker, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; Invoked: 56-42

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Michelson (Eastern District of MI)

12:18pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #579, Laurie J. Michelson, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; Invoked: 56-43

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Roll Call Vote on Levy nomination (Eastern District of MI)

At 12:00pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #578, Judith Ellen Levy, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; Invoked: 56-42.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Leitman nomination (Eastern District of MI)

11:32pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #577, Matthew Frederick Leitman, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; Invoked: 55-43

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Senate passes H.R.2019, Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Savings Act

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.R.2019, a bill to eliminate taxpayer financing of political party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund administered by the National Institute of Health.

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:00am on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:30am with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first hour and the Republicans controlling the second hour.…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, March 10, 2014 through Tuesday, March 11th at 8:50am

Roll Call Votes 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #563, Carolyn B. McHugh, of Utah, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; Invoked: 62-34 2)      Passage of S.1917, Victims Protection Act of 2014; Passed: 97-0   Additional Legislative items Completed the Rule 14 process of the following items in order…

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