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Day June 12, 2014

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, June 12, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #523 Crystal Nix-Hines, of California, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization; Confirmed: 52-41 2)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #769, Lael Brainard, of the District of Columbia, to be…

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Agreement on Nichols, Aguilar, McWaters, and Wormuth nominations–votes at a time to be determined

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #538 Brian A. Nichols – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Peru; Executive Calendar…

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Cloture filed on Mendoza, Yandle, Gayles, and Kadzik nominations and mtp to CJS Appropriations

Today Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations and on the motion to proceed to H.R.4660, the CJS Appropriations bill:   Executive Calendar #740, Salvador Mendoza, Jr., of Washington, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington; Executive Calendar #741, Staci Michelle Yandle, of Illinois, to be U.S. District Judge for…

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Motion to proceed to H.R.4660, CJS Appropriations, is pending

The Fischer nominations was confirmed 63-24. The Senate is now considering the motion to proceed to H.R.4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Fischer nomination (Vice Chair Federal Reserve)

2:29pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Executive Calendar #767, Stanley Fischer, of New York, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Confirmed: 63-24.

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Roll Call Votes on confirmation of Powell nomination (Federal Reserve)

2:12pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #771, Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be  Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Confirmed: 67-24

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Brainard nomination (Federal Reserve)

1:46pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #769, Lael Brainard, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Confirmed: 61-31   Next: Executive Calendar #771, Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be  Member of the Board…

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McCord, Chu, and Batta nominations confirmed by voice vote

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:   Executive Calendar #710  Michael J. McCord, of Ohio, to be Under Secretary of Defense; Executive Calendar #782 R. Jane Chu, Missouri, to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts for a term of four years; and Executive Calendar #776 Todd A. Batta, of…

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Senator Paul objection to Swiss Tax Treaty

Senator Levin asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate vote on ratification of Executive Calendar #9 treaty document 112-1, Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation. Senator Paul objected.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Nix-Hines nomination (UNESCO)

12:00 noon The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #523 Crystal Nix-Hines, of California, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization; Confirmed: 52-41

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