Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

Vote schedule for Monday and Tuesday–addiitonal votes Wednesday and Thursday

The vote schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday:   Monday, December 15: 5:30pm: Cloture on Executive Calendar #681, Vivek Murthy, to be Surgeon General Confirmation of Executive Calendar #681, Vivek Murthy, to be Surgeon General Cloture on Executive Calendar # 979, Daniel Santos, Member, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety; Cloture on Executive Calendar #635, Frank Rose, Asst…

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Cloture filed on 24 nominations

Cloture was filed on the below listed nominations. Conversations are ongoing to schedule the cloture and confirmation votes on each of the nominations. Sarah Saldana (cal.#1084), Asst Sec Homeland Security (ICE); Carolyn Colvin (cal.#552), Commissioner, Social Security; Vivek Murthy (cal.#681), Surgeon General; Antony Blinken (cal.#1150), Dep Sec State; Frank Rose (cal.#635), Asst Sec State –…

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No more votes today

There will be no further roll call votes today. Senators will be notified when the next votes are scheduled.

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Series of voice votes–the next roll call vote will be on cloture on the CR-Omni

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session by a vote of 54-42 and Senator Reid filed cloture on the Bough nomination.   We do not expect to have roll call votes on the remaining motions to go in and out of Legislative and Executive sessions for the purpose of filing cloture on the remaining nominations. Shortly…

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Senate passes short term CR

By voice vote, the Senate passed H.J.Res.131, CR to Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

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Roll Call Vote on motion to proceed to Legislative Session–cloture filed on Saldana nomination

The Senate proceeded to Executive session by a vote of 48-34. Senator Reid then filed cloture on Executive Calendar #1084, Sarah Saldana, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security. Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that the mandatory quorum under Rule 22 be waived. Senator Wicker objected. That means we will have to…

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Series of roll call votes to begin shortly

Senator Reid intends to file cloture on a series of nominations today. In order to do so, the Senate will need to go in and out of Legislative and Executive session to get to each nomination and to file cloture. The first vote is expected to be on the motion to proceed to Executive Session.…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Samperstein nominations

At 5:24pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1055 David Nathan Saperstein – to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom. The Senate confirmed the Gilbert and Barber nominations by voice votes. We expect to confirm the remaining nominations in this series by voice…

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Roll Call Vote on upholding the ruling of the Chair

Then, Senator Coburn made a motion to suspend Rule 22 to make it in order to call up amendment #4009. The Chair ruled that the motion is dilatory post-cloture. Senator Coburn appealed the ruling of the Chair.  At 4:29pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the question, shall the ruling of…

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Lee objects to passing HR 4329, Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act

Senator Hirono asked unanimous consent that the Indian Affairs Committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.4329, To reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and the Senate pass the bill.   Senator Lee asked that the request be modified to include a Lee amendment to strike the Native Hawaiian Homeownership…

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