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Month June 2014

Senate Floor Pro Forma Schedule

The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times: –        Monday, June 30th at noon and –        Thursday, July 3rd at 1:30pm.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, June 26, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Invoked: 57-39 2)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #897 Stuart E. Jones, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the…

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Durbin objection to Sessions’ request to pass S.91, Child Tax Credit Integreity Presesrvation Act, and S.202, Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act

Senator Sessions then asked unanimous consent the Judiciary Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.202, Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act (e-verify), and the Senate then take up and pass the bill. Senator Durbin objected.   Senator Sessions asked unanimous consent to discharge the Finance Committee from further consideration of S.91, Child Tax Credit Integrity…

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Wyden objection to Cruz request to take up and adopt resolution to appoint special counsel to investigate IRS

Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent to take up and adopt a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. should appoint a special counsel or prosecutor to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Senator Wyden objected.

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Beecroft, Dynan, Kai’aina, Logan and Handelsman nominations confirmed by voice votes–next vote 5:30pm Monday, July 7

The Senate confirmed the Beecroft, Dynan, Kai’aina, Logan and Handelsman nominations by voice votes. Senators should expect 2 roll call votes at 5:30pm on Monday, July 7. Those votes would be on the following items:   –          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Jones (Amb to Iraq)

1:45PM the Senate began a 15minute roll call vote on confirmation of Calendar #897 Stuart E. Jones, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iraq; Confirmed: 93-0   The remaining nominations will be confirmed by voice vote.   Executive Calendar #896 Robert Stephen Beecroft,…

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The next vote will begin at approx. 1:45pm.

1:45pm—up to 6 votes–at least 1 roll call vote and 5 voice votes expected: Executive Calendar #897 Stuart E. Jones, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iraq (roll call vote); Executive Calendar #896 Robert Stephen Beecroft, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Krause nomination (3rd Circuit)

11:46am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. Invoked: 57-39

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Cloture vote moved to 11:45am–1 RCV at 11:45am and at least 1 RCV at 1:45pm

The previously scheduled vote at noon will now begin at 11:45am today. Therefore, there will be 1 roll call vote beginning at approximately 11:45am on the motion to invoke cloture Executive Calendar #738, Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. There will also be at least…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Senate stands adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until noon with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.   At noon, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and proceed to a…

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