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Roll Call Vote at 11:00am on the motion to invoke cloture on the mtp to S.2199

At 11:00am today, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2199, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

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Cloture filed on Freidland & Weil nominations; Selva nomination confirmed; agreements on McSweeny & Felton nominations

This evening, cloture was filed on the following nominations in the following order: -          Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle T. Freidland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit and -          Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour…

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Up to 2 roll call votes at 4:30pm — confirmation of Kornze and Klotz nominations

At 4:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to a series of up to 2 roll call votes on confirmation of the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #556 Neil Gregory Kornze, of Nevada, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management; and Executive Calendar #502 Frank G. Klotz, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for…

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Republican requests re: to consider unlimited amendments to Equal Pay for Equal Work legislation

McConnell UC request: Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that if cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed to S.2199, all post-cloture time be yielded back and the Senate proceed to the consideration of the bill, and that it be in order for Senator McConnell to offer amendment #2962 (flex time), and then for the…

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No more votes

There will be no further roll call votes tonight.

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Cloture filed on motion to proceed to Equal Pay bill (S.2199)

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #345, S.2199, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote on…

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The Senate confirmed the Taylor, Brothers, and Childress nominations by voice votes.

The Senate  confirmed the following nominations by voice votes: -          Executive Calendar #688 Francis Xavier Taylor, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; -          Executive Calendar #706 L. Reginald Brothers, Jr., of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security; and -          Executive…

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Agreement on Taylor, Brothers, and Childress nominations

Following the vote on H.R.3979 (UI) tonight, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations listed below. There will be two minutes for debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees, prior to each vote. We expect the nominations to be confirmed by voice vote.…

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Senate passed S.404, Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment

The Senate passed S.404, Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment.

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Senate ratified fisheries treaties #112-4, 113-1, 113-2, 113-3

The Senate ratified the following fisheries treaties by division votes:   112-4 Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Un reported, and Unregulated Fishing 113-1  Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean 113-2  Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas…

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