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Follow legislative action on the Senate Floor with our updates throughout the day. All updates from Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Democratic staff are listed below.

Today In The Senate

We prepare a Daily Summary with each day's expected Senate schedule.

Schedule for Friday, February 12, 2016
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, February 12, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   As a reminder, tonight Senator McConnell moved to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #443, ...
February 12, 2016

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Wrap Up

Our Wrap Up compiles Senate unanimous consent items and other business at the end of the legislative day.

Wrap Up for Thursday, February 11, 2016
Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015; invoked: 73-22. Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015; adopted: 75-20. Confirmation of Leonard Terry Strand to be US District Judge for the Northern ...
February 11, 2016

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Votes

Results of the latest Senate Roll Call votes.

Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #361, the nomination of Leonard Terry Strand, of South Dakota, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa
At 1:43pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #361, the nomination of ...
February 11, 2016

Roll Call Vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (Customs)
At 12:04pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.644, ...
February 11, 2016

Roll Call Vote on cloture on conference report re: H.R.644, Customs
10:35am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report ...
February 11, 2016

Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.757, North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016
At 5:10pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of Calendar #359, H.R.757, North Korea Sanctions ...
February 10, 2016

Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Marciel nomination (Burma Ambassador)
2:18pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #464, Scot Alan Marciel, to ...
February 9, 2016

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Schedule for Friday, February 12, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, February 12, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   As a reminder, tonight Senator McConnell moved to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #443, Robert…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, February 11, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015; invoked: 73-22. Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015; adopted: 75-20. Confirmation of Leonard Terry Strand to be US District Judge for the Northern District…

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Cloture filed on Califf nomination; 5:30pm roll call vote on Monday, 2/22

Tonight, Senator McConnell moved to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #443, Robert McKinnon Califf, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services, and filed cloture on the nomination.   At 5:30pm on Monday, February 22, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Califf nomination.

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Cotton objects to Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act

Senator Grassley asked unanimous consent to pass Calendar #325, S.1169, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act, with a committee-reported substitute and a Grassley substitute amendment.   Senator Cotton objected.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #361, the nomination of Leonard Terry Strand, of South Dakota, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa

At 1:43pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #361, the nomination of Leonard Terry Strand, of South Dakota, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa; Confirmed: 93-0

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1:45pm vote on confirmation of Strand nomination (IA district judge)

By a vote of 75-20, the Senate adopted the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (Customs).   At 1:30pm, the Senate will turn to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #361, the nomination of Leonard Terry Strand, of South Dakota, to be US District Judge…

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (Customs)

At 12:04pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (Customs); Adopted: 75-20   The next vote is expected to begin at 1:45pm on confirmation of Executive Calendar #361, the nomination of Leonard Terry Strand, of South…

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Republicans objects to Jacobson nomination

Senator Udall asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to vote on Executive Calendar #365, the nomination of Roberta S. Jacobson, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Mexican States.   Senator Lee objected on behalf of Senator Rubio.     Unofficial Transcript: UDALL: MADAM PRESIDENT, I…

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cloture invoked on conference report re: H.R.644, Customs; next roll call votes at approx. 12:00 noon and 1:45pm

Cloture was invoked on the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, by a vote of 73-20.   Senator McConnell announced that after all post-cloture debate has concluded – at approximately 12:00 noon – he expects the Senate will vote on adoption of the conference report.   Senator McConnell…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on conference report re: H.R.644, Customs

10:35am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.

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