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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 Monday, April 27, 2015
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, April 27, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1191, the Iran Congressional Review Act. At 5:00pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar # 75, the nomination of Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Administrator of ...
April 27, 2015

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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, April 23, 2015
Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #21, Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; invoked: 66-34. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #21, Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; confirmed: 56-43. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.149, recognizing the importance and inspiration of the Hubble Space Telescope. ...
April 23, 2015

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Votes

Results of the latest Senate Roll Call votes.

Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Lynch nomination
1:37pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #21, the nomination of Loretta ...
April 23, 2015

Now voting on cloture on Lynch nomination
11:44am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #21, ...
April 23, 2015

Roll Call Vote on Passage of S.178
4:06pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on passage of S.178, as amended; Passed: 98-0   The ...
April 22, 2015

Roll Call Vote on Kirk SA #273, as modified (commercial advertising)
3:31pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Kirk amendment #273, as modified (commercial advertising). Agreed to:97-2. ...
April 22, 2015

Roll Call Vote on Burr SA #1121 (sex offender list)
3:12pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Burr amendment #1121 (sex offender list). Agreed to: 98-0 ...
April 22, 2015

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Schedule for Monday, April 27, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, April 27, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1191, the Iran Congressional Review Act. At 5:00pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar # 75, the nomination of Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Administrator of NASA.…

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Agreement on Dava J. Newman–5:30pm vote Monday

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Newman nomination (NASA) on Monday, April 27th at 5:30pm.   Under the order, at 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #75, the nomination of Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Administrator of NASA. There will…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, April 23, 2015

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #21, Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; invoked: 66-34. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #21, Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; confirmed: 56-43. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.149, recognizing the importance and inspiration of the Hubble Space Telescope. Adopted…

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Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

The Senate has begun consideration of H.R.1191. Senator Corker offered substitute amendment #1140, which is the text of S.615, as reported by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. S.615 is the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.

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Morning Business until 3:00pm

The Senate confirmed the Lynch nomination by a vote of 56-43.   The Senate is in a period of morning business until 3:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   At 3:00pm, the Senate will agree to the motion to proceed to H.R.1191, the legislative vehicle for the Iran…

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Last vote of the day

The vote on confirmation of the Lynch nomination will be the last vote of the day. The next vote is expected to occur at 5:30pm on Monday. That vote will likely be on confirmation of the nomination of Dava Newman to be Deputy Administrator of NASA.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Lynch nomination

1:37pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #21, the nomination of Loretta Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; Confirmed: 56-43

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Agreement to begin Iran bill at 3pm today

The Senate has entered an agreement to begin consideration of the Iran Congressional Review Act at 3:00pm today for debate only.   At 3:00pm, the Senate will agree to the motion to proceed to H.R.1191. Under the previous order, Senator Corker, or his designee, will offer the substitute amendment, which is the text of S.615,…

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Next vote on confirmation of Lynch nomination around 1:30pm

Cloture was invoked on the Lynch nomination by a vote of 66-34. There will now be up to 2 hours for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. We hope to be able to yield back some time and begin the confirmation vote at 1:30pm range. If all time is…

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Now voting on cloture on Lynch nomination

11:44am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #21, the nomination of Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; Invoked: 66-34

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