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Wrap Up for Friday, December 12, 2014

Roll Call Votes: Coburn motion to refer the House Message to accompany H.R.3979, National Defense Authorization Act, to the Committee on Armed Services with instructions to report back forthwith with changes to strike Title XXX, the lands portion of the bill; Failed: 18-82. On the question, shall the ruling of the chair stand; Upheld: 55-45.…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Samperstein nominations

At 5:24pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1055 David Nathan Saperstein – to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom. The Senate confirmed the Gilbert and Barber nominations by voice votes. We expect to confirm the remaining nominations in this series by voice…

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Roll Call Vote on motion to concur re: H.R.3979, NDAA (passage)

The ruling of the chair was upheld by a vote of 55-45. At 4:48pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to H.R.3979, National Defense Authorization Act (passage of NDAA) (60-affirmative vote threshold). There will be 1 more roll call vote in this series.…

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Roll Call Vote on upholding the ruling of the Chair

Then, Senator Coburn made a motion to suspend Rule 22 to make it in order to call up amendment #4009. The Chair ruled that the motion is dilatory post-cloture. Senator Coburn appealed the ruling of the Chair.  At 4:29pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the question, shall the ruling of…

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Lee objects to passing HR 4329, Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act

Senator Hirono asked unanimous consent that the Indian Affairs Committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.4329, To reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and the Senate pass the bill.   Senator Lee asked that the request be modified to include a Lee amendment to strike the Native Hawaiian Homeownership…

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Objeection to Senator Lee calling up Feinstein amendment to NDAA

Senator Lee asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment and to call up Feinstein amendment #3996 (to clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States)…

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Roll Call Vote on Coburn motion to refer re: Lands package

At 4:01pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Coburn motion to refer the House Message on H.R.3979, National Defense Authorization Act, to the Senate Armed Services with instructions to report back forthwith with changes to strike Title XXX, the Lands portion of the bill; Not Agreed To: 18-82   Next:…

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Schedule for Friday, December 12, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, December 12, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to accompany H.R.3979, Defense Authorization, post-cloture. If all debate time is used, there will be up to 4 roll call votes in…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, December 11, 2014

Roll Call Votes: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.3979, Defense Authorization; Invoked: 85-14. Legislative Business Passed Calendar #573, S.2828: with Menendez-Corker substitute amendment, by voice vote. Passed H.R.3044: Yellow Creek Port. Passed S.2785: Clean Water. Passed H.R.3329: Community Financial Institutions, with King…

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Senate passes 2 day CR/NDAA agreement/Agreement on Gilbert, Barber, Saperstein, Hyatt, Chacon, Palmer, Heflin, Kemper, and Aron nominations

By voice vote, the Senate passed H.J.Res.130 (2 day CR).   The Senate then reached an agreement for the consideration of the NDAA and several nominations. Under the order, there will be up to 3 hours for debate prior to a series of votes. We expect up to 4 roll call votes around 3pm, but…

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