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Day July 29, 2014

Wrap Up for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #952, Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Confirmed: 97-0. Wyden-Hatch amendment #3582; Agreed to: 71-26 Carper-Corker-Boxer amendment #3583; Agreed to: 66-31 Lee amendment #3584; Not agreed to: 28-69 Toomey amendment #3585; Not agreed to: 47-50 Passage of H.R.5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act,…

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Agreement on Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nomination–up to 5 votes @ 10:45am tomorrow–only 2 roll call votes expected

Following the cloture vote the motion to proceed to S.2648 tomorrow (2nd vote in the 10:45am series tomorrow), the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nominations. We expect these nominations to be confirmed by voice votes.   At approximately 10:45am (depending on how much Leader time is used),…

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No more votes today

The Senate passed H.R.5021, Highway Transportation Funding Act, as amended, by a vote of 79-18. The Senate then resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations. There will be no further roll call votes tonight. There will be up to 2 roll call votes around 10:45am tomorrow.   -          Cloture on…

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Roll Call Vote on Passage of H.R.5021, Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2014, as amended

6:58pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Passage of H.R.5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act, as amended   Passed: 79-18

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Roll Call Vote on Toomey amendment #3585 (Exemptions – Damaged Road/Bridge reconstruction)

6:44pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Toomey amendment #3585 (Exemptions—Damaged Road/Bridge reconstruction)   Not agreed to: 47-50

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Roll Call Vote on Lee amendment #3584 (devolution/text of S.1702)

6:28pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Lee amendment #3584 (devolution/text of S.1702)   Not agreed to: 28-69.

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Roll Call Vote on Carper-Corker-Boxer amendment #3583

6:08pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Carper-Corker-Boxer amendment #3583 (Date Change and Finance Committee-reported financing provisions, with the exception of pension smoothing provisions); Agreed to: 66-31

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Roll Call Vote on Wyden-Hatch amendment #3582

5:42pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Wyden amendment #3582 (text of Finance-reported bill); Agreed to: 71-26

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Andrea, Hoza, and Polaschik nominations by voice votes

The Senate confirmed the McDonald nomination by a vote of 97-0. The Senate then confirmed Andrea, Hoza, and Polaschik nominations by voice votes.   The Senate is now considering H.R.5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act. The Wyden-Hatch #3582, Carper-Corker-Boxer #3583, Lee #3584, and Toomey #3585 are in order prior to a vote on passage of…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of McDonald nomination (VA Secretary)

2:46pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #952, Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Confirmed: 97-0

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