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Objection to Cruz request to take up and pass S.2779, Expatriate Terrorists Act

Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass S.2779, Expatriate Terrorists Act. Senator Hirono objected.

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Agreement to vote on Libbert, Scheinman, O’Malley, Crocker, Randall, HOlleyman, Rosenbach, Sheets, and Fulghum nominations tomorrow

Upon disposition of the Continuing Resolution tomorrow, Thursday, September 18, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the following nominations:   DEPARTMENT OF STATE #893 Mark William Lippert – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Korea   #524 Adam M. Scheinman – to…

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Agreement to consider the CR–up to 4 votes at 5:30pm Thursday, if all time is used

The Senate has reached an agreement to begin consideration of the Continuing Resolution at 1pm tomorrow, Thursday, September 18. There will be up to 4 ½ hours for debate equally divided prior to a series of votes. Under this agreement, if all time is used, at approximately 5:30pm there will be a series of vote…

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Objection to Corker request to pass bill on Syria

Senator Corker asked unanimous consent that there be 4 hours for debate prior to a vote on a Corker bill to authorize assistance for appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition and other appropriately vetted Syrian groups and individuals. Senator Reid objected.

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Objection to Vitter request to take up and pass Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass H.R.3522, Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013. Senator Murphy objected.

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Senator Lee objects to vote on Disabilities Treaty

Senator Harkin asked unanimous consent that there be 2 hours for debate prior to a vote on ratification of the Disabilities Treaty. Senator Lee objected.     HARKIN asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar…

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Boozman/Booker/Coburn requests and objections re: National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act and American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act

Senator Boozman asked unanimous consent to take up and pass on H.R.503, National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act. Senator Booker objected and asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #398, H.R.1033, American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act, and Calendar #403, H.R.503, Desert Storm Memorial, en bloc; that the…

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Schultz, Daughton, Pressman, Wada, Werthheiner, and Huther nominations confirmed by voice votes

Executive Calendar #536, Eric T. Schultz, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia (voice vote) Executive Calendar #548, Thomas Frederick Daughton, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia (voice vote) Executive Calendar #964, David Pressman,…

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Agreement on Bass, Schultz, Daughton, Pressman, Wada, Werthheiner, and Huther nominations–1 roll call vote at noon Wednesday

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote at 12:00 noon tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17, on confirmation of the Bass, Schultz, Daughton, Pressman, Wada, Werthheiner, and Huther nominations. We expect a roll call vote on the Bass nomination and voice votes on the remaining nominations in this agreement.   DEPARTMENT OF STATE #956 John R.…

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Cornyn objects a vote on passage of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act

Senate Warren asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and vote on passage of Calendar #409, S.2432, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act.   Senator Cornyn asked that the request be modified to allow an unlimited number of amendments offered in an alternating fashion starting with an amendment offered by Senator McConnell. Senator…

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