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Day May 15, 2014

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, May 15, 2014

Roll Call Votes Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #667, Rosemary Marquez, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona; Invoked: 58-35 Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #668, Douglas L. Rayes, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona; Invoked: 59-35 Motion…

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Cloture on H.R.3474 withdrawn; cloture filed on Barron nomination (1st Circuit)

By unanimous consent, cloture on H.R.3474, the Hire More Heroes Act of 2014 (the vehicle for the tax extenders legislation) was withdrawn. Senator Reid then filed cloture on Executive Calendar #576, David Jeremiah Barron, of Massachusetts, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit. The cloture vote on the Barron nomination is expected…

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Cloture not invoked tax extenders; next vote Tuesday

Cloture was not invoked on the Wyden substitute amendment #3060 (tax extenders) by a vote of 53-40. Senator Reid changed his vote to “no” and entered a motion to reconsider the failed vote at a later time.   There will be no further roll call votes this week. As previously announced, there will be no…

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Roll Call Vote on Cloture on Wyden amendment (tax extenders)

At 3:21pm, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Wyden substitute amendment #3060 (Tax Extenders) to H.R.3474, Hire More Heroes Act of 2014. Not Invoked: 53-40

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Roll Call Vote on Cloture on the Costa nomination (Fifth Circuit)

At 2:52pm, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #732, Gregg Jeffrey Costa, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; Invoked: 58-36

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Soto nomination (AZ district)

2:36pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #669, James Alan Soto, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona. Confirmed: 93-1

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Rayes (AZ district judge)

2:15pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #668, Douglas L. Rayes, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona; Confirmed: 77-19

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Marquez nomination (AZ district judge)

1:48pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #667, Rosemary Marquez, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona. Confirmed: 81-15

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Senate confirmed Caldwell and La Lime nominations

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote: Executive Calendar #693, Leslie Ragon Caldwell, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General (expected voice vote); and Executive Calendar #541, Helen Meagher La Lime, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Soto nomination (AZ district judge)

12:07pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #669, James Alan Soto, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona; Invoked: 61-35

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