Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

Agreement on O’Regan nomination

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider Executive Calendar #648 Katherine M. O’Regan, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. On Monday, April 28, upon disposition of the Weil nomination, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation O’Regan nomination. As a result, there will be up to…

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Cloture filed on 6 district judges

Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #585 Sheryl H. Lipman, of TN, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee; Executive Calendar #586 Stanley Allen Bastian, of WA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington; Executive Calendar #587 Manish S. Shah, of IL,…

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No votes until 5:30pm Monday, April 28th

When the Senate convenes at 4pm tomorrow, we anticipate reaching an agreement to postpone tomorrow’s votes until 5:30pm Monday, April 28th, notwithstanding cloture having been invoked on the Friedland nomination (9th Circuit). There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session of the Senate.   At 5:30pm on Monday, April 28, there will be…

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Senate passes S.994, the DATA Act

This afternoon, the Senate passed S.994, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, with a Carper substitute amendment and a Carper amendment to the substitute.

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Reid request to vote on Friedland and Weil nominations today-Republicans object

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that at 4pm today, the Senate proceed to a series of 3 votes on the following Executive items:   -          Confirmation Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; -          Cloture on Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of David Weil,…

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Procedural vote expected around 3pm

A procedural vote is expected to begin around 3pm. This will most likely be a motion to instruct the SAA to request the attendance of absent senators.   The Senate is currently considering the Friedland nomination, post-cloture.

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objection to Toomey request to pass S.1596

This afternoon, Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent the HELP committee be discharged from further consideration of S.1596 and the bill be read a third time and passed.   S.1596 is a bill to require State educational agencies that receive funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to have in effect policies and…

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Miller, Anthony, and Yohannes nominations confirmed by voice votes

The Miller, Anthony, and Yohannes nominations were confirmed by voice votes. No further roll call votes are expected during today’s session of the Senate.

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objections in relation to H.R.3521, Veterans Clinic Leases

This afternoon, Senator Landrieu asked unanimous consent the Veterans’ Affairs committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.3521, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013.   Senator Lee, on Senator Coburn’s behalf, objected to the request and asked Senator Landrieu to modify her request to include a Vitter amendment,…

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Up to 5 Roll Call Votes at 3:30pm

The Senate has reached an agreement that provides for up to 5 roll call votes at 3:30pm on confirmation of the following nominations. Each vote after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration. There will be 2 minutes of debate between the votes.   -          Executive Calendar #649, Wanda Felton, of New York,…

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