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Shear and Mader nominations confirmed by voice votes

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes:   Executive Calendar #709 David B. Shear, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (voice vote expected) Calendar #834 David Arthur Mader, of Virginia, to be Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget (voice vote expected)   The next…

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Corker objects to Paul’s request to take up and pass S.2265, Stand with Israel

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent to take up and pass S.2265, the Stand with Israel Act of 2014.   Senator Corker objected.

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Next vote: 1:45pm on cloture on Carnes nomination

The previously scheduled cloture vote on the Carnes will now begin at 1:45pm.   1:45pm—1 roll call vote and 2 voice votes expected:   Cloture on Executive Calendar #849 Julie E. Carnes, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit Confirmation of Executive Calendar #709 David B. Shear, of New York,…

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Tester amendment agreed to by voice vote

The Tester amendment #3552 was agreed to by voice vote.

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Vitter amendment agreed to by voice vote

The Vitter #3550 was agreed to by voice vote

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3 RCV @ noon, 1 roll call at 2pm, 5:30pm vote on Monday (TRIA, Carnes, Shear, Mader nominations)

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote at 2:00pm today on cloture on the Carnes nomination (GA Circuit) and then on confirmation of the Shear (Ass’t Sec of Defense) and Mader (Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management) nominations. At 5:30pm on Monday, July 21, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Carnes nomination.…

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Cloture filed on Carnes, Birotte, Rosenberg, deGravelles nominations (GA Circuit, CA, FL and LA districts)

This evening, Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:   -        Executive Calendar #849, Julie E. Carnes, Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit -        Executive Calendar #851, Andre Birotte, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California -        Executive Calendar #852, Robin…

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Modified agreement on TRIA–reduce debate time–3 roll call votes expected at noon Thursday

The order with respect to the TRIA legislation has been modified as outlined below. The new agreement reduces the debate time and schedules the votes to begin at 12:00 noon tomorrow, Thursday, July 17. At 12:00 noon tomorrow, there will be up to 5 votes in relation to the TRIA bill. We anticipate 3 roll…

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Cloture not invoked on S.2578, Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act

Cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to S.2578, Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act, by a vote of 56-43. Senator Reid changed his vote to no (for procedural reasons) and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote at a later time. The Senate continues to debate the motion to…

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12:20pm vote on confirmation of White nomination (MO district judge)

Cloture was invoked on the White nomination by a vote of 54-43. As a result, at 12:20pm the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.   At 2:10pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2578, Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act…

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