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Day March 26, 2014

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #581 Christopher Reid Cooper – to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia; Invoked: 56-43 2)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #582 M. Douglas Harpool – to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri; Invoked:…

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Agreement to vote on Contreras-Sweet nomination (SBA) tomorrow

That Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #689, the nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, following disposition of H.R.4152, Ukraine.

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Cloture filed on MTP to UI and Owens Circuit judge

This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #573, the nomination of John B. Owens, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, He then filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #333, H.R.3979, which will be the legislative vehicle used for the Unemployment Insurance extension legislation. Under…

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No more votes

There will be no further roll call votes during Wednesday’s session of the Senate. The next votes are expected to occur around 12:15pm tomorrow.

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Westphal nomination confirmed by voice vote

By a voice vote, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #694 Joseph William Westphal – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Smith nomination

3:41pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #584 Edward G. Smith – to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Confirmed: 69-31

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of McHugh nomination

3:21pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Calendar #583 Gerald Austin McHugh, Jr. – to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Confirmed: 59-41

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of Harpool nomination

At 3:02pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #582 M. Douglas Harpool – to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri; Confirmed: 93-5

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of the Cooper nomination

At 2:33pm, the Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #581 Christopher Reid Cooper – to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia Confirmed: 100-0

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Objections to H.R.3521 & S.1950, as amended – Veterans bills

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent the Veterans Affairs’ committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.3521 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…

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