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Day June 25, 2014

Agreement on Jones, Beecroft, Dynan, Kai’aina, Logan, and Handelsman

The Senate reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of several nominations at 1:45pm tomorrow, Thursday, June 26. We expect a roll call vote on one of the nominations (Jones to be Ambassador to Iraq) and voice votes on the remaining nominations.   As a result of the agreement, at 1:45pm tomorrow, the Senate will…

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Cloture filed on mtp to Sportsman’s bill

Prior to adjourning today, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #384, S.2363, a bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting (Sportsman’s bill). The cloture vote is expected to occur at 5:30pm on Monday, July 7.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Lee amendment #3380 to H.R.803 (evaluation report requirement); Not Agreed to: 33-63 2)     Flake amendment #3379 to H.R.803 (making the appointment and certification of a new local board permissible instead of required); Not Agreed to: 40-58 3)      Passage of H.R.803, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), as amended; Passed: 95-3  …

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.803, as amended

At 3:13pm, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.803, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), as amended. Passed: 95-3

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Roll Call Vote on Lee amendment #3380 (evaluation reports)

2:55pm The Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on Lee amendment #3380 to H.R.803 (evaluation report requirement); Not Agreed to: 40-58

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Roll Call Vote on Flake amendment to H.R.803, WIOA

2:29pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Flake amendment #3379 to H.R.803 (making the appointment and certification of a new local board permissible instead of required). Not Agreed to: 33-63 The next roll call votes will be 10 minute votes. Senators are encouraged to remain near the floor during the…

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H.R.803, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is pending

The Senate has begun consideration of H.R.803, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).   Under the previous order, the time until 2:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The substitute amendment #3378 is pending. The Flake and Lee amendments now have amendment numbers and those numbers are listed…

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McConnell objects to a vote on S.2262, the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency bill, and a vote on the Keystone Pipeline bill

This morning, Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the only amendments in order to the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency bill be 5 Republican amendments related to energy policy, and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill (S.2262) as amended, if amended, with a 60 vote threshold on adoption of the amendments and the…

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Agreement on Wright, Morin, and Kelly nominations–3 roll call votes expected at 2:30pm and 4 voice votes

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Wright, Morin, and Kelly nominations upon disposition of H.R.803. At 2:30pm today, there will be up to 7 votes (with 3 roll call votes and 4 voice votes expected):   1)      Flake amendment to H.R.803 (making the appointment and certification of a new…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, June 25, 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 with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the…

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