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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Fischer nomination

6:04pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #768, Stanley Fischer, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Invoked: 62-35 This will be the last vote of the day.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of the Costa nomination

The Hyde, McCue, Green nominations were confirmed by voice votes. At 5:37pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #732, Gregg Jeffrey Costa, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; Confirmed: 97-0   Next: Cloture on Executive Calendar #768, Stanley Fischer, of New York,…

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WRDA Agreement

Prior to the start of the vote on confirmation of the Costa nomination, the Senate reached an agreement to consider the WRDA conference report this week. The agreement is as follows:   If the Senate receives the papers with respect to the conference report to accompany H.R.3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act by…

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Agreement on Hyde, McCue, Green, Costa, Fischer, Cook, Daly, Green, Martinez, and Barron nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in several series of votes related to nominations. Each vote after the first vote in each series will be 10 minute votes. The vote schedule is as follows:   Today, Tuesday, May 20 5:30pm—up to 5 votes, 2 roll calls expected: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #521 Dana…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Senate will not be in session on Friday, May 16th.  On Monday, May 19th at 11:00am, the Senate will be in a pro forma session only with no business conducted. Schedule for Tuesday, May 20, 2014 The Senate will convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will…

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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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