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Day July 9, 2014

No votes Monday, July 14, 2014

There will be no roll call votes on Monday, July 14, 2014.

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #906, Julian, Castro, of Texas, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Confirmed: 71-26   Legislative items S.Res.497, Honoring the life and career of Charles “Chuck” Noll” S.Res.417, a resolution designating October 30, 2014, as a national day of remembrance for nuclear weapons program workers.   Discharged Veterans…

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Filing deadlines for S.2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014

The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.2363, is 10:30am Thursday, July 10 and the deadline for second degree amendments is 11:30am Thursday. If cloture is invoked, amendment must be germane and filed at the desk prior to the deadline to be considered in order.

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Cloture filed on Bay and LaFleur nominations (FERC) and Agreement to vote on Tuesday, July 15

During Wednesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the following 2 FERC nominations:   Executive Calendar #839 Norman C. Bay, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2018 Executive Calendar #842 Cheryl A. LaFleur, Massachusetts, to be a Member of…

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Motion to proceed to S.2244, TRIA is pending

Senator Reid then moved to proceed to S.2244, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014.

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1pm Thursday, July 10 filing deadline for first degree amendments to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.2363 is 1:00pm  Thursday, July 10. If cloture is invoked, all germane amendments must be filed prior to the deadline to be considered in order post-cloture. If your senator has a germane amendment and would like to preserve the ability to offer, please send a signed copy…

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Pending Amendments to S.2363, Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

The following amendments are pending to S.2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act:   Reid for Udall (CO) #3469 (public target range) Reid #3490 to #3469 (strikes “the”) Motion to commit with instructions that includes Reid #3491 (date change) Reid #3492 to the motion to commit (date change) Reid #3493 to #3492 (date change)

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Motion to proceed to Sportsmen’s agreed to, amendments offered, cloture filed

Following disposition of the Adams nomination, the Senate adopted the motion to proceed to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act by voice vote. Senator Reid then offered the amendments listed below and filed cloture on the bill. Under Rule 22 (the cloture rule), the cloture vote would occur on Friday. We will work with senators on an…

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Vetter and Adams nominations confirmed by voice vote

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes: Executive Calendar #797, Darci L. Vetter, of Nebraska, to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador Executive Calendar ##904 William D. Adams, of Maine to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities for a term…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Castro nomination (Secretary of HUD)

At 12:02pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #906, Julian, Castro, of Texas, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban; Confirmed: 71-26 The next votes are expected to be voice votes: Executive Calendar #797, Darci L. Vetter, of Nebraska, to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United…

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