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Senator Sessions objects to S.2673, Boxer U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership bill

Senator Boxer asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass Calendar #492, S.2673, a bill to enhance the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel. Senator Sessions objected.

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Senate passes Iron Dome defense funding legislation–Reid moved to proceed to S.J.Res. 19, the Constitutional amendment on campaign finance.

The Senate passed J.R.Res.76, as amended with th e Reid-McConnell-Mikulski amendment making emergency supplemental appropriations to provide funding for the Israeli Iron Dome defense.   Reid: I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #220, H.J.Res.76; that a Reid-McConnell-Mikulski substitute amendment at the desk providing emergency appropriations for the Iron…

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Schedule for Friday, August 1, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Friday, August 1, 2014.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 2:00pm.   There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session of the Senate. The next roll call vote will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, September 8,…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Roll Call Votes Sessions motion to table Reid amendment #3751 (date change); Not Agreed To: 43-52 Mikulski motion to waive budget points of order with respect to S.2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations; Not Waived: 50-44 Sanders motion to waive budget points of order with respect to the Conference Report to accompany H.R.3230, Veterans Access, Choice, and…

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Republicans object to confirming State Department ambassadors

Senator Menendez asked unanimous consent to confirm, en bloc, 25 State Department nominations (listed below). Senator Enzi objected.   Senator Menendez then asked consent to confirm #968, John Teff- to be Ambassador to Russia. Senator Enzi objected. (The Senate later confirmed the Teff nomination by voice vote) Senator Menendez then asked consent to confirm #893,…

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Roll Call Call Vote on cloture on Pryor nomination (11th Circuit)–last vote this week

9:05pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #848, Jill Pryor, of Georgia, to be U..S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; Invoked: 58-33   This will be the last vote of the month. There will be no roll call votes tomorrow, but we…

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Motion to recede from the Senate’s amendment to H.R.5021

At 8:49pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to recede from the Senate amendment to H.R.5021 (this is essentially passage of the Highway funding bill) Agreed To: 81-13 Next: Cloture on Executive Calendar #848, Jill Pryor, of Georgia, to be U..S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit Following…

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.3230, Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

8:24pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.3230, Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014; Adopted: 91-3 Next: Motion to recede from its amendment to H.R.5021 (this is essentially passage of the Highway funding bill) Cloture on Executive Calendar #848, Jill Pryor, of…

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Roll Call Vote on Sanders motion to waive budget re: Veterans conference report

Senator Coburn made a point of order against the conference report to accompany H.R.3230, Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, and Senator Sanders moved to waive all applicable points of order. 8:06 pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Sanders motion to waive the Coburn budget point of…

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Emergency Supplemental unanimous consent requests

The motion to waive the budget point of order was not waived by a vote of 50-44. As a result, the Supplemental is dead.   Senator Reid then asked 3 unanimous consent requests to pass individual bills to fund Iron Dome and wildfires; wildfire appropriations only; and then Iron Dome appropriations only. Senator Coburn objected…

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