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Agreement on Hoover, Rung, Radzanowski, Ballentine, Nimmich, Davenport, Sembler, and Arroyo nominations

By consent, notwithstanding Rule 22, following the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the S.J.Res.19, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and consider:   Cal. #’S.544, 977, 685, 867, 976, 917, 914, 758.   There will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees prior to…

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Objection to Cruz request to pass HR 5272, deferred action for aliens

Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass Calendar #551, H.R.5272, a bill to prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States. Senator Menendez objected.

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Now voting on cloture on MTP to S.2199, upon reconsideration (Paycheck Fairness Act)

The motion to proceed to S.J.Res.19 (Constitutional amendment on campaign finance) was agreed to by voice vote. Senator Reid then offered amendment #s 3791, 3792, 3973, 3794, 3795, 3796, and 3797 (technical amendments) and filed cloture on the underlying joint resolution.   By voice votes, the Senate agreed to the Reid motion to proceed to…

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1 roll call vote expected around 2pm (re: Paycheck Fairness Act)

The Senate continues to debate the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.19, Constitutional amendment regarding campaign finance. At 2pm, we expect to adopt the motion to proceed by voice vote. Senator Reid then plans to offer a series of amendments and file cloture on the joint resolution.   We will then shift gears to reconsider the…

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Schedule for Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, under the provisions of S.Res.539 as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Senator James M. Jeffords, former United States Senator for the State of Vermont. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Roll Call Votes The Senate conducted no roll call votes during Tuesday’s session. Legislative Business Passed Cal.#423, S.1934: Clifford P. Hansen Federal Courthouse Conveyance Act Passed Cal.#418, S.898: The New Mexico Federal Land Conveyance Adopted S.Res.538: Expressing the condolences of the Senate to the families of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and condemning the terrorist…

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Schedule for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the next 30 minutes.…

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Wrap Up for Monday, September 8, 2014

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #848, Jill Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; Confirmed: 97-0. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #910, Henry J. Aaron, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board for a term expiring September 30, 2014; Confirmed:…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on MTP to S.J.Res.19, Constitutional amendment on campaign finance

6:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.19, a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. This will be the last vote of the day.

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Aaron, Cohen, and Chen nominations confirmed by voice votes

- Henry J. Aaron, to be Member of the Social Security Advisory Board expiring September 30, 2020; – Alan L. Cohen, to be Member of the Social Security Advisory Board expiring September 30, 2016; – Lanhee J. Chen, to be Member of the Social Security Advisory Board expiring September 30, 2018

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