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Motion to proceed to S.2244, TRIA is pending

Senator Reid then moved to proceed to S.2244, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014.

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1pm Thursday, July 10 filing deadline for first degree amendments to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.2363 is 1:00pm  Thursday, July 10. If cloture is invoked, all germane amendments must be filed prior to the deadline to be considered in order post-cloture. If your senator has a germane amendment and would like to preserve the ability to offer, please send a signed copy…

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Pending Amendments to S.2363, Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

The following amendments are pending to S.2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act:   Reid for Udall (CO) #3469 (public target range) Reid #3490 to #3469 (strikes “the”) Motion to commit with instructions that includes Reid #3491 (date change) Reid #3492 to the motion to commit (date change) Reid #3493 to #3492 (date change)

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Motion to proceed to Sportsmen’s agreed to, amendments offered, cloture filed

Following disposition of the Adams nomination, the Senate adopted the motion to proceed to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act by voice vote. Senator Reid then offered the amendments listed below and filed cloture on the bill. Under Rule 22 (the cloture rule), the cloture vote would occur on Friday. We will work with senators on an…

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Vetter and Adams nominations confirmed by voice vote

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes: Executive Calendar #797, Darci L. Vetter, of Nebraska, to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador Executive Calendar ##904 William D. Adams, of Maine to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities for a term…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Castro nomination (Secretary of HUD)

At 12:02pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #906, Julian, Castro, of Texas, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban; Confirmed: 71-26 The next votes are expected to be voice votes: Executive Calendar #797, Darci L. Vetter, of Nebraska, to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United…

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Agreement on Castro, Vetter, and Adams nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement that at 12:00 pm, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and consider Calendar #’S.906 (Castro), 797 (Vetter), 904 (Adams). There be 2 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form on each nomination. Upon the use or yielding back of time the…

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Corker objects to Senator Paul’s request to pass Stand with Israel bill

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent the Foreign Relations Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.2265, a bill to prohibit certain assistance to the Palestinian Authority. Senator Corker objected.

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Durbin objection to Sessions’ request to pass S.91, Child Tax Credit Integreity Presesrvation Act, and S.202, Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act

Senator Sessions then asked unanimous consent the Judiciary Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.202, Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act (e-verify), and the Senate then take up and pass the bill. Senator Durbin objected.   Senator Sessions asked unanimous consent to discharge the Finance Committee from further consideration of S.91, Child Tax Credit Integrity…

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Wyden objection to Cruz request to take up and adopt resolution to appoint special counsel to investigate IRS

Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent to take up and adopt a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. should appoint a special counsel or prosecutor to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Senator Wyden objected.

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