Senate Democrats

Roll Call Vote on confirmation of McDonald nomination (VA Secretary)

2:46pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #952, Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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Schedule for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:00am. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:00 noon, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. At…

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Wrap Up for Monday, July 28, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the Fourth District; Confirmed: 50-43. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.525: Designating July 30, 2014, as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2673, U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership…

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Agreement on Highway and Transportation Funding Act–up to 5 roll call votes Tuesday evening

The Senate has reached an agreement to execute the previous order with respect to the Highway and Transportation funding Act tomorrow. At 2:45pm on Tuesday July 29, the Senate will proceed to a series of votes on confirmation of the McDonald, Andre, Hoza and Polaschik nominations. Upon disposition of the Polaschik nomination, the Senate will…

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Agreement to vote on confirmation of the Andre, Hoza and Polaschik nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Andre, Hoza and Polaschik nominations. Following consideration of Executive Cal. #952 (McDonald) (2:45pm vote), on Tuesday July 29, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations.   2:45pm on Tuesday, July 29—up to 4 votes–at least 1 roll call vote Confirmation of Executive…

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Agreement to vote on McDonald nomination (Sect’y of VA) at 2:45pm Tuesday, July 29

On Tuesday, July 29, the Senate will execute the previous order with respect to Executive Calendar #952 Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The only debate time will be from 12:00 noon until 12:30pm and from 2:15pm until 2:45pm, equally divided in the usual form. At 2:45pm, the Senate will…

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Inhofe objects to Klobuchar Global Climate Change resolution

Senator Klobuchar asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and adopt S.Res.524, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding global climate change. Senator Inhofe objected.

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Amendment tree filled and cloture filed on S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act; and cloture filed on the motion to proceed to, S.2648, the Emergency Supplemental bill

Senator Reid offered several date change amendments to S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act, and filed cloture on the bill. Under the rule, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday, July 30. Another message will be sent when the vote is scheduled.   Senator Reid then moved to proceed to…

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Kaye, Mohorovic, and McKeon nominations confirmed by voice votes–no more votes today

The Senate confirmed the Kaye, Mohorovic, and McKeon nominations by voice votes.   Executive Calendar #915, Elliot F. Kaye, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2013; confirmed by voice vote Executive Calendar #916, Elliot F. Kaye, of New York,…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Harris (Fourth Circuit)

5:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; Confirmed: 50-43   Next—voice votes: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #915, Elliot F. Kaye, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission…

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