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Procedural vote expected around 3pm

A procedural vote is expected to begin around 3pm. This will most likely be a motion to instruct the SAA to request the attendance of absent senators.   The Senate is currently considering the Friedland nomination, post-cloture.

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objection to Toomey request to pass S.1596

This afternoon, Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent the HELP committee be discharged from further consideration of S.1596 and the bill be read a third time and passed.   S.1596 is a bill to require State educational agencies that receive funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to have in effect policies and…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Friedland nomination (9th Circuit)

10:31am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Invoked: 56-41

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Senate Schedule for Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, April 10. Following any Leader remarks, the time until 10:30am will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 10:30am, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland,…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Roll Call Vote 1)     Motion to proceed to S.2199, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex; Not Invoked: 53-44 2)     Executive Calendar #649, Wanda Felton, of New York,…

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Miller, Anthony, and Yohannes nominations confirmed by voice votes

The Miller, Anthony, and Yohannes nominations were confirmed by voice votes. No further roll call votes are expected during today’s session of the Senate.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of McSweeny nomination (FTC)

3:58pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #507, Terrell McSweeny, of the District of Columbia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 2010; Confirmed: 95-1

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of the Felton nomination (First Vice VP of Ex-Im Bank)

3:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #649, Wanda Felton, of New York, to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2017 (Reappointment); 75-21

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objections in relation to H.R.3521, Veterans Clinic Leases

This afternoon, Senator Landrieu asked unanimous consent the Veterans’ Affairs committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.3521, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013.   Senator Lee, on Senator Coburn’s behalf, objected to the request and asked Senator Landrieu to modify her request to include a Vitter amendment,…

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Up to 5 Roll Call Votes at 3:30pm

The Senate has reached an agreement that provides for up to 5 roll call votes at 3:30pm on confirmation of the following nominations. Each vote after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration. There will be 2 minutes of debate between the votes.   -          Executive Calendar #649, Wanda Felton, of New York,…

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