Senate Democrats

Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Roll Call Votes

1)     Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2262, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act; Invoked: 79-20

 

Additional Legislative Items

Adopted S.Res.433, a resolution condemning the abduction of female students by armed militants from the Government Girls Secondary School in the northeastern province of Borno in the Federal Republic of Nigeria by voice vote.

Passed H.R.4192 , To amend the Act entitled “An Act to regulate the height of buildings in the District of Columbia” to clarify the rules of the District of Columbia regarding human occupancy of penthouses above the top story of the building upon which the penthouse is placed

Adopted S.Res.438, Congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and administrators of charter schools across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, and supporting the ideals and goals of the 15th annual National Charter Schools Week, to be held May 4 through May 10, 2014.

Adopted S.Res.439, Supporting the goals and ideals of National Safe Digging Month.

 

Executive Business

 

Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations in the order listed:

 

Executive Calendar l#655, Indira Talwani, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts (up to 2 hours equally divided);

Executive Calendar #656, James Peterson, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin (up to 2 hours equally divided);

Executive Calendar #657, Nancy Rosenstengel, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois (up to 2 hours equally divided); and

Executive Calendar #690, Robin S. Rosenbaum, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit (up to30 hours).

 

Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote on the Talwani nomination would occur at a time to be determined on Thursday, May 8. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 2 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. Upon disposition of the Talwani nomination, the Senate would proceed to a cloture vote on the Peterson nomination. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 2 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the Peterson nomination. Upon disposition of that nomination, there would be a cloture vote on the Rosenstengel nomination. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 2 hours for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the Rosenstengel nomination. Then the Senate would proceed to a cloture vote on the Rosenbaum nomination. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the Rosenbaum nomination.

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