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Day May 12, 2014

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, May 12, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #690 Robin S. Rosenbaum, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; Confirmed: 91-0 2)     Motion to invoke cloture on S.2262, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014; Not Invoked: 55-36   No Additional Legislative items   Additional Executive items Confirmed Executive…

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Cloture filed on Logan, Tuchi, and Humetewa nominations (AZ district judges)

This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #664, Steven Paul Logan, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona; Executive Calendar #665, John Joseph Tuchi, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona; and Executive Calendar #666, Diane J.…

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Landrieu-Flake requests to consider S.2262, Energy Efficiency, and S. 2280, Keystone Pipeline

Cloture on S.2262, was not invoked 55-36. Senator Reid changed his vote to no (for procedural reasons) and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote at a later time.   Following the vote, Senator Landrieu asked unanimous consent that with respect to S.2262, the pending motion to commit and amendments be withdrawn, with…

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McConnell-Reid requests on Energy Efficiency

Prior to the cloture vote, Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that all filed amendments be in order to S.2262. Senator Reid objected.   Senator Reid renewed his offer to have a freestanding vote on a freestanding Keystone pipeline bill.   Senator McConnell then asked consent that the only amendments in order to S.2262 be 5…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on S.2262, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act

6:09pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on cloture on S.2262, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014; Not Invoked: 55-36   This will be the last vote of the day.

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Croley nomination confirmed by voice vote

Executive Calendar #560, Steven Croley, of Michigan, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy, was confirmed by voice vote

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Rosenbaum nomination (Eleventh Circuit)

5:33pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #690 Robin S. Rosenbaum, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; Confirmed: 91-0   The next votes will be 10 minute votes.   Next: -        Confirmation of Executive Calendar #560, Steven Croley, of Michigan, to…

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Cruz request to adopt Benghazi resolution, Menendez request to pass Embassy Security bill–objections to each request

Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent to discharge the Rules and Administration committee from further consideration of S.Res.225, A resolution to express the sense of the Senate that Congress should establish a joint select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States diplomatic facility and American personnel in Benghazi, Libya, on September…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, May 12, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, May 12, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   On Wednesday, May 7th, cloture was filed on S.2262, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness…

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