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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Blinken nomination

6:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1150, Antony Blinken, to be Deputy Secretary of State; Confirmed: 55-38 Next: Cloture on Executive Calendar #1144, Collette Honorable, Member, FERC;

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Blinken nomination

6:02pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #1150, Antony Blinken, to be Deputy Secretary of State; Invoked: 53-40   Next: Cloture on Executive Calendar #1144, Colette Honorable  

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Hatch objects to vote on Colvin nomination (Social Security Commissioner)

Senator Mikulski asked unanimous consent that the Senate vote on Executive Calendar #1058, the nomination of Carolyn Colvin, to be the Commissioner of Social Security.   Senator Hatch objected.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Saldana nomination

2:51pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1084, Sarah R. Saldana, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security; Confirmed: 55-39

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Saldana nomination (ICE Homeland Security)

2:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1084, Sarah R. Saldana, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security; Invoked: 53-41   Next:   Confirmation of the Saldana nomination.

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Schedule for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume executive session and vote on confirmation of the Santos and Rose nominations (expected voice votes). Following disposition of the nominations, there will be up to 3 hours for debate equally divided and controlled between the two…

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Wrap Up for Monday, December 15, 2014

Roll Call Votes Cloture on Executive Calendar #681, Vivek Hallegere Murthy, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, subject to qualifications therefor as provided by law and regulations, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service for a term of four years; Invoked: 51-43. Confirmation of the…

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Coburn objects to H.R.2126, Energy Efficiency

Senator Portman asked unanimous consent the Energy Committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.2126, and the Senate take up and pass the bill.   Senator Coburn objected.

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Coburn objects to Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

Senator Blumenthal asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass H.R.5059, Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.   Senator Coburn objected.

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Next roll call votes at 2:30pm Tuesday, December 15

Cloture was invoked on the Rose nomination 54-39. The previously scheduled 10:00am votes tomorrow on confirmation of the Santos and Rose nominations will be voice votes.  At 2:30pm tomorrow, there will be 2 roll call votes and at 6:00pm there will be 2 more votes.   Tuesday, December 16: 2:30pm—Up to 2 roll call votes:…

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