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Cloture filed on National Defense Authorization Act

Senator Reid laid down the House message on H.R.3979, the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, moved to concur with and without an amendment, filled the amendment tree, and filed cloture on the motion to concur. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote on…

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Verma, McKinley, Hammond, Langley nominations confirmed by voice votes

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes: Executive Calendar #1095 Richard Rahul Verma – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of India; Executive Calendar #1094 Peter Michael McKinley – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Islamic…

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4 votes at 6pm-confirmation of Lodge, Walter, Verma, and McKinley nominations

We have reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Verma (Amb. to India)  and McKinley (Amb. to Afghanistan) nominations in the 6pm vote series tonight. As a result there will be up to 4 votes tonight, but we only expect 2 roll call votes. We expect roll calls on the Lodge and Walter…

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Lee objects to Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act, S.1352

Senator Tester asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Calendar #334, S.1352, Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act. Senator Lee asked that an amendment to strike Hawaiian Homes Commission reauthorization (section 503) be agreed to. Senator Tester objected to the modification and Senator Lee objected to the original request.

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Up to 5 roll call votes at 10am

At 10:00am, we expect to voice vote confirmation of the Orr nomination and then have up to 4 roll call votes on confirmation of the Hezir nomination and cloture votes on the Stivers, Leeson, and Griggsby nominations.   10:00am—up to 5 roll call votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #555 Franklin M. Orr, Jr. – to…

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Vote schedule for Thursday, Monday and Tuesday–cloture filed on Hezir, Stivers, Leeson, Griggsby, Baran, McFerran and Williams nominations

Tonight Senator Reid filed cloture on the Hezir, Stivers, Leeson, Griggsby, Baran, McFerran and Williams nominations and subsequently reached an agreement to schedule the cloture and confirmation votes of those and the Orr and Hezir nominations. The vote schedule and agreement can be found below.   Thursday, December 4: 10:00am—up to 5 roll call votes…

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5 votes at 10am and 5 votes at 5:30pm Wednesday

The 3pm vote series tomorrow will now occur at 5:30pm and we added the cloture vote on the Hezir nomination to the end of the series. As a result, there will be up to 5 roll call votes at 10am and 5 roll call votes at 5:30pm tomorrow.   Wednesday, December 3 10:00am: Confirmation of…

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4 votes at 4:10pm today and 10am and 3pm Wednesday

By consent, we have added the cloture vote on the Lopez nomination to the afternoon vote series and moved the start time to 4:10pm today. As a result, there will now be 4 roll call votes at 4:10pm today on confirmation of Coloretti and Adler nominations and cloture on Burrows and Lopez nominations.   4:10pm…

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4 votes at 10:30am and 3 votes at 4pm Tuesday

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of 4 roll call votes at 10:30am on Tuesday (confirm Mamet and Bell and cloture on Coloretti and Adler) and 3 roll call votes at 4:00pm tomorrow (confirm Coloretti and Adler and cloture on Burrows). The time following the Adler cloture vote and 4pm will be…

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Cloture filed on Hale, Kearney, Pappert, Orr, and Hezir nominations

Today, Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations: Executive Calendar #1036, David Hale, of KY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky; Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S.…

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