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Year 2014

Cloture filed on 5 district judge nominations

This evening, Senator Reid filed cloture on the following 5 district court nominations:   Executive Calendar #928, Pamela Pepper, of Wisconsin, to be a US district judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; Executive Calendar #930, Brenda K. Sannes, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York;…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Roll Call Votes Passage of S.2280, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline; Not Passed: 59-41. Confirmation of Leslie Joyce Abrams, to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia; Confirmed: 100-0. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2685, the USA Freedom Act; Not Invoked: 58-42. Legislative Business…

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No more votes today

There will be no further roll call votes during Tuesday’s session of the Senate.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on motion to proceed to S.2685, USA FREEDOM Act

7:26pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2685, USA FREEDOM Act; Not invoked: 58-42

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nominations confirmed by voice votes, next vote in up to 30 minutes

The Cohen, Ross, Basset, Bernicat, Zumwalt, Allen, and Roebuck nominations were confirmed by voice votes. There will now be up to 30 minutes for debate prior to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to 2685, the USA Freedom Act. Some of the time may be yielded back.

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confirmation of Abrams nomination

6:27pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #856, Leslie Joyce Abrams, to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia; Confirmed: 100-0

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Roll Call Vote on S.2280, Keystone Pipeline

5:55pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of S.2280, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline [60-vote threshold]; Not Passed: 59-41   CORRECTION: Senator Vitter objected to the Boxer request to allow for the EPW committee to meet today.   Next: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #856, Leslie Joyce Abrams,…

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Series of 5 votes expected to begin at approximately 5:55pm

The series of tonight’s votes is now expected to begin closer to 5:55pm.   The time until 5:45pm will be equally divided between Senators Boxer, Landrieu and Hoeven, or their designees. At 5:45pm, Senator Hoeven will be recognized for 2 minutes for closing remarks, then Senator Landrieu will be recognized for 2 minutes, and then…

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Republicans object to EPW Committee to meet during today’s session

Earlier today (around 3:30pm), Senator Boxer asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Environmental and Public Works be authorized to meet during today’s session of the Senate to conduct a business meeting.   Agenda:   Virginia T. Lodge, Member of the Board of Directors, Tennessee Valley Authority Ronald A. Walter, Member of the Board of…

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Up to 5 roll call votes at 5:30pm

When the Senate recessed for the caucus luncheons, there were approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes of debate time remaining (Boxer controls 73 minutes, Landrieu controls 33 minutes, and Hoeven controls 89 minutes). If all time is used and no time is added, the series of 5 roll call votes (4 roll calls, 5 voice…

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