Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

Agreement on Moss and May nominations; Cloture filed on House Message to accompany S.1086; 2 roll call votes at 5:30pm on November 12th; 3 votes on November 13th

The Senate has reached an agreement that notwithstanding Rule 22, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., the Senate proceed to Executive Session and vote on cloture on Executive Calendar numbers 853(Moss), and 855 (May); further, that if cloture is invoked on either of these nominations, that on Thursday, November 13, 2014,  at 2:15…

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Nominations confirmed by voice votes

The following nominations were confirmed by voice votes: Executive Calendar #893, Mark William Lippert, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Executive Calendar #524, Adam M. Scheinman, to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador Executive Calendar #959, Kevin F. O’Malley, to be Ambassador to Ireland Executive…

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Lenhardt nomination agreement–3 votes around 5:30pm–or a little earler

Upon the use or yielding back of time, we expect 3 roll call votes related to the Continuing Resolution. Some time may be yielded back and we could begin voting earlier than 5:30pm. We do not expect the Republicans to raise a budget point of order.   There will then be a series of voice…

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Objection to Paul request to vote on Syria amendment

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent that it be in order to call up amendment #3856 (strikes section 149: Syria).   Senator Mikulski objected.

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CR – Up to 4 votes around 5:35pm, if all time is used

The Senate has resumed consideration of H.J.Res.124, the Continuing Resolution. Senator Reid offered a series of technical amendments to the joint resolution and filed cloture on the joint resolution. There will now be up to 4 ½ hours for debate prior to a series of votes in relation to the following items: -Sessions, or his…

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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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