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Day May 1, 2014

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, May 1, 2014

Roll call votes 1)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #591, Theodore David Chuang, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland; Invoked: 54-43 2)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #592, George Jarrod Hazel, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland;  Invoked: 55-42…

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Cloture filed on MTP to S.2262, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2262,the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014. The cloture vote is expected to occur on Tuesday, May 6.

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Paul request to discharge SFRC and pass S.2256, assistance to the Palestinian Authority

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent the Committee on Foreign Relations be discharged from further consideration of S.2265, a bill to prohibit certain assistance to the Palestinian Authority.   Senator Menendez objected.

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No more votes today

The next votes will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, May 5 on the following nominations: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #575, Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit Confirmation of Executive Calendar #703 Peter A. Selfridge, of Minnesota, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of…

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LeVine nomination confirmed by voice vote

Executive Calendar #701 Suzan G. LeVine, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Swiss Confederation, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Principality of Liechtenstein, was confirmed by voice vote

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Schneider nomination

2:29pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #730  Janice Marion Schneider, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior; Confirmed: 64-32

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Hazel nomination

2:12pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #592, George Jarrod Hazel, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland; Confirmed: 95-0

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Chuang nomination

1:47pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #591, Theodore David Chuang, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland; Confirmed: 53-42

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Vitter request to consider 5 Republican amendments to Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that the Senate adopt the motion to proceed to S.2262, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014, that the only amendments be 5 unidentified Republican amendments related to energy policy; that each amendment be subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold, and that following the disposition of these amendments; the…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on the Moritz nomination

At 12:02pm, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Cloture on Executive Calendar #575, Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit Invoked: 60-38

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