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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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Agreement on Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nomination–up to 5 votes @ 10:45am tomorrow–only 2 roll call votes expected

Following the cloture vote the motion to proceed to S.2648 tomorrow (2nd vote in the 10:45am series tomorrow), the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nominations. We expect these nominations to be confirmed by voice votes.   At approximately 10:45am (depending on how much Leader time is used),…

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No more votes today

The Senate passed H.R.5021, Highway Transportation Funding Act, as amended, by a vote of 79-18. The Senate then resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations. There will be no further roll call votes tonight. There will be up to 2 roll call votes around 10:45am tomorrow.   -          Cloture on…

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Andrea, Hoza, and Polaschik nominations by voice votes

The Senate confirmed the McDonald nomination by a vote of 97-0. The Senate then confirmed Andrea, Hoza, and Polaschik nominations by voice votes.   The Senate is now considering H.R.5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act. The Wyden-Hatch #3582, Carper-Corker-Boxer #3583, Lee #3584, and Toomey #3585 are in order prior to a vote on passage of…

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Agreement on Highway and Transportation Funding Act–up to 5 roll call votes Tuesday evening

The Senate has reached an agreement to execute the previous order with respect to the Highway and Transportation funding Act tomorrow. At 2:45pm on Tuesday July 29, the Senate will proceed to a series of votes on confirmation of the McDonald, Andre, Hoza and Polaschik nominations. Upon disposition of the Polaschik nomination, the Senate will…

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Agreement to vote on confirmation of the Andre, Hoza and Polaschik nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Andre, Hoza and Polaschik nominations. Following consideration of Executive Cal. #952 (McDonald) (2:45pm vote), on Tuesday July 29, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations.   2:45pm on Tuesday, July 29—up to 4 votes–at least 1 roll call vote Confirmation of Executive…

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Agreement to vote on McDonald nomination (Sect’y of VA) at 2:45pm Tuesday, July 29

On Tuesday, July 29, the Senate will execute the previous order with respect to Executive Calendar #952 Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The only debate time will be from 12:00 noon until 12:30pm and from 2:15pm until 2:45pm, equally divided in the usual form. At 2:45pm, the Senate will…

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Inhofe objects to Klobuchar Global Climate Change resolution

Senator Klobuchar asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and adopt S.Res.524, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding global climate change. Senator Inhofe objected.

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Amendment tree filled and cloture filed on S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act; and cloture filed on the motion to proceed to, S.2648, the Emergency Supplemental bill

Senator Reid offered several date change amendments to S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act, and filed cloture on the bill. Under the rule, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday, July 30. Another message will be sent when the vote is scheduled.   Senator Reid then moved to proceed to…

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