Senate Democrats

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Agreement on Marciel nomination, 2:15pm vote Tuesday 2/9

The Senate has reached an agreement that at 2:15pm on Tuesday, February 9, there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of Scot Alan Marciel to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Union of Burma.   Tuesday, February 9 at 2:15pm – 1 roll call vote Confirmation of Executive Calendar…

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McConnell objects to National Security nominations

Senator Klobuchar asked unanimous consent that the Senate enter Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #263, Samuel D. Heins, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway; and Executive Calendar #148, Azita Raji, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden;   that the Senate then proceed to vote on confirmation…

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5:30pm roll call vote on Monday, 2/8 on Ebinger nomination (Iowa District)

The Senate has reached an agreement that on Monday, February 8 at 5:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #360, Rebecca Ebinger, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa. There will be 30 minutes for debate followed by a roll call vote…

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Republicans object to National Security nominations

  Cloture was not invoked on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, by a vote of 43-54. There will be no further roll call votes today.   Senator Klobuchar asked unanimous consent that the Senate enter Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #263, Samuel D. Heins, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom…

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Objection to amendment request to S.2012

Senator Murkowski asked unanimous consent that it be in order to call up the following amendments to S.2012:   #3129 Stabenow (Flint water); #3282 Murkowski 2nd degree on Flint; #3242 Cantwell; #3055 Flake; #3050 Flake #4234 Murkowski / Cantwell; #3203 Isakson; #3232 Markey; and #3192 Cassidy.   Senator Stabenow reserved the right to object, explained…

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Up to 2 roll call votes at 11:30am

As a reminder, at 11:30am the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture with respect to Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute) to S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act.   If cloture is not invoked, the Senate will then vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the underlying bill, S.2012.

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Cloture vote moved to 11:30am; 2nd degree amendment filing deadline at 10:30am

The cloture vote with respect to Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute) to S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, has been moved to 11:30am. The additional time will be equally divided in the usual form.   As a result, the filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments to the substitute and bill will be approximately 10:30am this morning. All…

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Agreement on H.R.757 – North Korea Sanctions

The Senate has reached an agreement that following morning business on Wednesday, February 10, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #359, H.R.757, North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016. There will be up to 7 hours of debate equally divided in the usual form. Following the use or yielding back of time,…

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Republicans object to National Security nominations

Senator Cardin asked unanimous consent that the Senate enter Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #375, Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., to be an Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs); and Executive Calendar #329, John L. Estrada, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago;   that the Senate then…

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2nd degree amendment filing deadline – S.2012, Energy

As a reminder, yesterday cloture was filed on Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute) and S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act. The cloture vote on the substitute amendment to S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes tomorrow, Thursday, February 4, unless an agreement is reached.   If cloture is invoked, the filing…

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