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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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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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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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Cornyn, McCain requests to call up amendments

Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up amendment 2747. Senator Mikulski objected.   Senator McCain asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up amendment #3742 (organized human smuggling). Senator Durbin objected.

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Up to 7 votes @6:45pm–or earlier–Agreements on Supplemental, Veterans conference report, and Highway Funding

The Senate has reached several agreements on the Supplemental Appropriations bill, the Conference Report to accompany H.R.3230 (Veterans), and the House Message on H.R.5021, (Highway Funding). As a result of these agreements, there will be up to 7 roll call votes around 6:45pm tonight.   The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to S.2648, the…

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Corker objects to passing S.2673, U.S. Israel Strategic Partnership

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 Corker objected.

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Internet Tax Freedom unanimous consent requests

Senator Cruz/Ayotte asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.R.2735, Permanent Internet Tax Freedom.   Senator Heitkamp objected.   Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent to take up and pass S.2735, a 2 month internet tax freedom extension bill (to December 31, 2014).   Senator Ayotte objected.

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Cloture filed on Pryor nomination (11th Circuit)

Senator Reid file cloture on Executive Calendar #848, the nomination of Jill Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge of the Eleventh Circuit. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Friday, August 1st.

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Up to 2 cloture votes @ 10:45am and 3 voice votes on Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nominations

At approximately 10:45am, there will be up to 2 cloture votes followed by voice votes on the Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nominations.   Motion to invoke cloture on S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act (roll call), if cloture is invoked then: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act…

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