Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, May 8, 2014

Roll Call Votes

1)     Motion to Invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #655 Indira Talwani, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts; Invoked: 55-41

 

2)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #656 James D. Peterson, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin; Invoked: 56-40

 

3)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #657 Nancy J. Rosenstengel, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois; Invoked 54-42

 

4)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #655 Indira Talwani, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts; Confirmed: 94-0

 

5)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #656 James D. Peterson, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin; Confirmed: 70-24

 

6)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #657 Nancy J. Rosenstengel, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois; Confirmed: 95-0

 

7)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #690 Robin S. Rosenbaum, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; Invoked: 57-37

 

Legislative items

Passed S.2197, a bill to repeal certain requirements regarding newspaper advertising of Senate stationery contracts.

 

Adopted H.Con.Res.83, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I.

 

Adopted S.Res.440, recognizing the contributions of teachers to the civic, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States.

 

Completed the Rule 14 process of the following bills in order to place them on the Legislative Calendar:

–        H.R.2824, the Protecting Coal Mining Jobs Act (Republican request) and

–        H.R.3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act (Republican request).

 

Additional Executive items

Confirmed Executive Calendar #526 Pamela K. Hamamoto – to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador by voice vote.

 

Confirmed Executive Calendar #615 Theodore Reed Mitchell, of California, to be Under Secretary of Education by voice vote. 

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