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Day April 10, 2014

No votes until 5:30pm Monday, April 28th

When the Senate convenes at 4pm tomorrow, we anticipate reaching an agreement to postpone tomorrow’s votes until 5:30pm Monday, April 28th, notwithstanding cloture having been invoked on the Friedland nomination (9th Circuit). There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session of the Senate.   At 5:30pm on Monday, April 28, there will be…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, April 10, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Invoked: 56-41 2)     Reid motion to instruct the SAA to request the presence of absent Senators; Agreed to: 55-37   Legislative items Passed S.994, the Digital Accountability and…

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Senate passes S.994, the DATA Act

This afternoon, the Senate passed S.994, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, with a Carper substitute amendment and a Carper amendment to the substitute.

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Reid request to vote on Friedland and Weil nominations today-Republicans object

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that at 4pm today, the Senate proceed to a series of 3 votes on the following Executive items:   -          Confirmation Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; -          Cloture on Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of David Weil,…

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Roll Call Vote on Reid motion to instruct SAA

3:00pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to instruct the SAA to request the presence of absent senators. Senators are asked to report to the floor; Agreed To: 55-37

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Procedural vote expected around 3pm

A procedural vote is expected to begin around 3pm. This will most likely be a motion to instruct the SAA to request the attendance of absent senators.   The Senate is currently considering the Friedland nomination, post-cloture.

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objection to Toomey request to pass S.1596

This afternoon, Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent the HELP committee be discharged from further consideration of S.1596 and the bill be read a third time and passed.   S.1596 is a bill to require State educational agencies that receive funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to have in effect policies and…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Friedland nomination (9th Circuit)

10:31am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Invoked: 56-41

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