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Month May 2014

Senate Floor Pro Forma Schedule

The Senate will meet for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates at the following times: -        Friday, May 23rd at 10:00am -        Tuesday, May 27th at 12:00 noon and -        Friday, May 30th at 2:00pm.

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Cloture filed on Harper, Bowen, Mastroiani, Hendricks, Chutkan, and Burwell nominations

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid file cloture on the following items:   -        Executive Calendar #633, Keith Harper, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the UN Human Rights Council (up to 8 hours of post-cloture debate equally divided); -        Executive Calendar…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, May 22, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar 576, David Jeremiah Barron, of Massachusetts, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit; Confirmed: 53-45 2)     Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.3080, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (60-vote threshold); Agreed to: 91-7     Additional Legislative items Passed H.R.724, To…

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Republican objection to confirmation of Fischer nomination (Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve)

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to take up and confirm Executive Calendar #767  Stanley Fischer, of New York, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years. On behalf of Senator Paul, Senator Hatch objected.

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No further roll call votes this week

There will be no further roll call votes this week. The motion to proceed to S.2363, A bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, is the pending business.

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of WRDA conference report

2:15pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.3080, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (60-vote threshold); Adopted: 91-7 This will be the last vote of the day.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Barron nomination (First Circuit)

At 1:49pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar 576, David Jeremiah Barron, of Massachusetts, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit; Confirmed: 53-45   Next: Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.3080, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (60-vote threshold) Confirmation of…

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Veterans requests and objections

Senator Rubio asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.R.4031, Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014. Senator Sanders objected.   Senator Sanders asked unanimous consent to take up and pass S.1950, Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014. Senator Rubio objected.

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Agreement on Frank nomination (Ass’t Secretary of HHS)

By consent, following the vote on H.R.3080, the WRDA conference report, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #638, Richard G. Frank, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. With this agreement, at 1:45pm, there could be as many as 3 roll call votes, however, we expect…

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Senator Paul objects to Menendez request to vote on ratification of Tax Treaty

Senator Menendez asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate vote on ratification of Executive Calendar #9 treaty document 112-1, Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation.   Senator Paul objected.

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