Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

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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Nealon, Wood, and Jaenichen nominations confirmed by voice votes

The LaFleur nomination was confirmed by a roll call vote of 90-7. The Senate then confirmed the Nealon, Wood, and Jaenichen nominations by voice votes. We expect the next vote to begin around 10:30am tomorrow. That vote would be on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #850, the nomination of Ronnie L. White,…

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Agreement to vote on Nealon, Wood, and Jaenichen nominations in 3:15 vote series

The Senate reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of Nealon, Wood, and Jaenichen nominations following the vote on the LaFleur nomination. We expect these 3 nominations to be confirmed by voice votes. As a result, we expect 2 roll call votes and 3 voice votes to begin at approximately 3:15pm today.   3:15pm—2 roll…

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2 votes at noon; afternoon votes moved to 3:15pm (if cloture is invoked)

At 12:00 noon today, the Senate will proceed to a series of 2 roll call votes on the following motions:   -        Cloture on Executive Calendar #839, Norman C. Bay, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and -        Cloture on Executive Calendar #842, Cheryl A. LaFleur, of Massachusetts,…

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Cloture filed on Ronnie White nomination and MTP to Hobby Lobby bill

Today Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #850, the nomination of Ronnie L. White, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. He then filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2578, Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014. The cloture vote on the White…

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Agreement on S.2244, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 (TRIA)

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider Calendar #438, S.2244, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 (TRIA). At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #438, S.2244. The committee-reported amendments will be agreed to; the…

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Silliman and Smith nominations confirmed by voice votes–no further roll call votes today

The Silliman and Smith nominations were then confirmed by voice votes. There will be no further roll call votes today.

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Next vote: 2pm on confirmation of Donovan nomination (OMB)

The Senate is in Executive Session considering the Donovan (OMB), Silliman (Kuwait), and Smith (Qatar) nominations, with the time until 2:00pm equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees.   At 2:00pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations in the order listed. We expect a roll call vote on…

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