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Day July 31, 2014

Wrap Up for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Roll Call Votes Sessions motion to table Reid amendment #3751 (date change); Not Agreed To: 43-52 Mikulski motion to waive budget points of order with respect to S.2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations; Not Waived: 50-44 Sanders motion to waive budget points of order with respect to the Conference Report to accompany H.R.3230, Veterans Access, Choice, and…

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Republicans object to confirming State Department ambassadors

Senator Menendez asked unanimous consent to confirm, en bloc, 25 State Department nominations (listed below). Senator Enzi objected.   Senator Menendez then asked consent to confirm #968, John Teff- to be Ambassador to Russia. Senator Enzi objected. (The Senate later confirmed the Teff nomination by voice vote) Senator Menendez then asked consent to confirm #893,…

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Roll Call Call Vote on cloture on Pryor nomination (11th Circuit)–last vote this week

9:05pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #848, Jill Pryor, of Georgia, to be U..S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; Invoked: 58-33   This will be the last vote of the month. There will be no roll call votes tomorrow, but we…

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Motion to recede from the Senate’s amendment to H.R.5021

At 8:49pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to recede from the Senate amendment to H.R.5021 (this is essentially passage of the Highway funding bill) Agreed To: 81-13 Next: Cloture on Executive Calendar #848, Jill Pryor, of Georgia, to be U..S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit Following…

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.3230, Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

8:24pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.3230, Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014; Adopted: 91-3 Next: Motion to recede from its amendment to H.R.5021 (this is essentially passage of the Highway funding bill) Cloture on Executive Calendar #848, Jill Pryor, of…

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Roll Call Vote on Sanders motion to waive budget re: Veterans conference report

Senator Coburn made a point of order against the conference report to accompany H.R.3230, Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, and Senator Sanders moved to waive all applicable points of order. 8:06 pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Sanders motion to waive the Coburn budget point of…

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Emergency Supplemental unanimous consent requests

The motion to waive the budget point of order was not waived by a vote of 50-44. As a result, the Supplemental is dead.   Senator Reid then asked 3 unanimous consent requests to pass individual bills to fund Iron Dome and wildfires; wildfire appropriations only; and then Iron Dome appropriations only. Senator Coburn objected…

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Roll Call Vote on Mikulski motion to waive budget point of order

Senator Sessions made a point of order against the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill. Senator Mikulski made a motion waive all applicable budget points of order. 7:23pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Mikulski motion to waive all applicable budget points of order; Not Waived: 50-44 The remaining votes tonight will…

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Roll Call Vote on Sessions motion to table Reid amendment

6:50pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Sessions motion to table Reid amendment #3751 (date change) to the Supplemental; Not Tabled: 43-52   Next:   Mikulski, or designee, motion to waive budget point of order (if one is raise) –       If the motion to waive is agreed to, then Cloture…

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Cornyn, McCain requests to call up amendments

Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up amendment 2747. Senator Mikulski objected.   Senator McCain asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up amendment #3742 (organized human smuggling). Senator Durbin objected.

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