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Motion to proceed to Bring Jobs Home Act agreed to by voice vote

The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to calendar #453, S.2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act, by voice vote.

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Agreement on Mendez, Rogoff, Andrews, Kaye, Mohorovic, and McKeon nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Mendez, Rogoff, and Andrews nominations today and on the Kaye, Mohorovic, and McKeon nominations on Monday.   Today at 1:45pm there will be up to 6 votes  (1 roll call and 5 voice votes): Adoption of the motion to proceed to calendar #453,…

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3:40pm Moment of Silence for Special Agent Gibson and Officer Chestnut

At 3:40pm today, the Senate conduct a moment of silence in memory of the 1998 Capitol shooting that resulted in the deaths of Special Agent John Gibson and Officer Jacob Chestnut.

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Agreement to vote on Secretary of VA at a time to be determined

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the McDonald nomination. At time to be determined by the Majority Leader, with the concurrence of the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #952 Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. There will be up to…

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Clark, Schapiro, and Creedon nominations confirmed by voice votes

The following nominations were agreed to by voice votes: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #802 Julia Akins Clark, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years (voice vote expected); Confirmation of Executive Calendar #786 Andrew H. Schapiro, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United…

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Cloture invoked on the motion to proceed to Bring Jobs Home Act

Cloture was invoked on the motion to proceed to the Bring Jobs Home Act by a vote of 93-7. The Senate confirmed the Clark, Schapiro, and Creedon nominations by voice votes. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the motion to proceed to the Bring Jobs Home Act. Another message…

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Agreement on Highway and Transportation Funding Act

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Highway and Transportation Funding Act at a time to be determined. Under the agreement the Wyden, Carper-Corker-Boxer, Lee and Toomey amendments are in order for consideration to the bill. Upon disposition of the amendments, the Senate would proceed to vote on passage of H.R.5021, as amended,…

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Cloture filed on Harris nomination (Fourth Circuit)

This evening, Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. The cloture vote is expected to occur at a time to be determined on Thursday, July 24.

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Agreement on Clark, Schapiro, Creedon nominations

The Senate reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Clark, Schapiro, and Creedon nominations following the cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act. We expect these 3 nominations to be confirmed by voice votes. As a result, we expect 1 roll call vote and 3 voice votes…

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Cloture filed on the MTP to S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #453, S.2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act. The cloture vote is expected to occur Wednesday morning. Another message will be sent when the vote is scheduled.

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