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Day June 19, 2014

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, June 19, 2014

Roll Call Vote 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #770  Gustavo Velasquez Aguilar, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Confirmed: 54-38   Legislative items Passed S.1603, A bill to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami…

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Agreement for consideration of H.R.803, Workforce Investment Act

The Senate has reached an agreement for consideration of H.R.803, the Workforce Investment Act.  The details of the agreement are below.   At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the HELP Committee will be discharged from further consideration of H.R.803 and the Senate will proceed to…

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cloture filed on 4 US District nominations and Rodriquez nomination

Thursday evening, Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations in the following order: -          Executive Calendar #779, Paul G. Byron, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, -          Executive Calendar #780, Carlos Eduardo Mendoza, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of…

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nominations confirmed; objections to consents with respect to H.R.4660, CJS Approps; now on the mtp to S.2363, Sportsman Act

The Aguilar nomination was confirmed by a vote of 54-38. The following nominations were confirmed by voice vote: -          Executive Calendar #538 Brian A. Nichols, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Peru -          Executive Calendar #766  J. Mark McWatters, of Texas, to…

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Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of Aguilar nomination

At 1:48pm, the Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #770  Gustavo Velasquez Aguilar, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Confirmed: 54-38

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At least one roll call vote at 1:45pm today

At 1:45pm today, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and execute the previous order with respect to the Aguilar, Nichols, McWatters, and Wormuth nominations.   At 1:45pm, there will be up to 4 roll call votes (1 expected) on the following items: -          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #770  Gustavo Velasquez Aguilar, of the District…

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morning business closed; less than 2 hours remaing post-cloture on H.R.4660, CJS Approps

At 11:56am today, the Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.4660, the Commerce, Science, Justice and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which will be the legislative vehicle used for the Commerce, Science, and Justice (CJS); Transportation, HUD (THUD); and the Agriculture appropriations bills.   At 1:56pm, all post-cloture debate on the motion to…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.   Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to…

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