Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

Vitter request to call up #2931 to H.R.3979

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that it be in order to offer up amendment #2931 (prohibit concurrent receipt of emergency unemployment benefits and Social Security disability benefits). Senator Reid objected

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Agreement on Malinowski, Wu, and Birx nominations

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   -        Executive Calendar #520 Tomasz P. Malinowski, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human…

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Lu nomination confirmed by voice vote

Executive Calendar #683, Christopher P. Lu, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor, was confirmed by voice vote.

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Up to 3 votes at 2:30pm (Whitaker and Lu nominations)

We’ve added the Carlin nomination (Assistant AG) to the series of votes this afternoon. As a result, there will be up to 3 roll call votes (only expect 2 roll calls) beginning at 2:30pm, if all time is used.   At 2:15pm, there will be up to 15 minutes for debate equally divided prior to…

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2:30pm filing deadline for first degree amendments to H.R.3979 (UI)

Yesterday, Senator Reid filed cloture on the substitute amendment #2874 (Unemployment Insurance extension) and H.R.3970. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 2:30pm today.

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Cloture filed on UI substitute amendment and H.R.3979

The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to H.R.3979, the UI Compensation Extension, by voice vote. Senator Reid then offered substitute amendment #2874, filled the remaining slots in the amendment tree, and filed cloture on the substitute amendment and underlying bill.   Under Rule 22, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment (UI) will occur…

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Sessions objects to S.Res.404, Cesar Estrada Chavez

Senator Menendez asked unanimous consent the Judiciary committee be discharged from further consideration of S.Res.404, honoring the accomplishments and legacy of Cesar Estrada Chavez.   Senator Sessions asked to modify the request with a Vitter amendment at the desk. Senator Menendez did not accept the request to modify and Senator Sessions objected to the original…

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Hatch objects to passing Wyden substitute to S.2157/Hatch asks to pass S.2122

Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Calendar #336, S.2157 with a Wyden substitute amendment (Full SGR Repeal with OCO and additional offsets). Senator Hatch objected.   Senator Hatch then asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Calendar #330, S.2122, Responsible Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act of 2014…

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Sessions makes point of order/Wyden moves to waive re: SGR

Senator Sessions made a point of order that H.R.4302 violates section 201-A of S.Con.Res.21, the concurrent resolution on the Budget for fiscal year 2008. Senator Wyden moved to waive all applicable points of order.   At 5:30pm today there will be a series of up to 4 votes (we expect 3 roll calls and 1…

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Senator Sessions objects to vote on S.2157, Full SGR Repeal with OCO offset/Sessions request to pass S.2122

Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent that following disposition of the Owens nomination tonight, the Senate proceed to a vote on passage of Calendar #336, S.2157, Commonsense Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act of 2014 (Full SGR repeal with OCO and other House-passed offsets), and the Senate then resume consideration of H.R.4302, as provided…

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