Senate Democrats

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Cornyn, McCain requests to call up amendments

Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up amendment 2747. Senator Mikulski objected.   Senator McCain asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up amendment #3742 (organized human smuggling). Senator Durbin objected.

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Up to 7 votes @6:45pm–or earlier–Agreements on Supplemental, Veterans conference report, and Highway Funding

The Senate has reached several agreements on the Supplemental Appropriations bill, the Conference Report to accompany H.R.3230 (Veterans), and the House Message on H.R.5021, (Highway Funding). As a result of these agreements, there will be up to 7 roll call votes around 6:45pm tonight.   The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to S.2648, the…

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Corker objects to passing S.2673, U.S. Israel Strategic Partnership

Senator Boxer asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass Calendar #492, S.2673, A bill to enhance the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel.   Senator Corker objected.

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Internet Tax Freedom unanimous consent requests

Senator Cruz/Ayotte asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.R.2735, Permanent Internet Tax Freedom.   Senator Heitkamp objected.   Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent to take up and pass S.2735, a 2 month internet tax freedom extension bill (to December 31, 2014).   Senator Ayotte objected.

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Cloture filed on Pryor nomination (11th Circuit)

Senator Reid file cloture on Executive Calendar #848, the nomination of Jill Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge of the Eleventh Circuit. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Friday, August 1st.

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Up to 2 cloture votes @ 10:45am and 3 voice votes on Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nominations

At approximately 10:45am, there will be up to 2 cloture votes followed by voice votes on the Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nominations.   Motion to invoke cloture on S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act (roll call), if cloture is invoked then: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act…

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Agreement on Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nomination–up to 5 votes @ 10:45am tomorrow–only 2 roll call votes expected

Following the cloture vote the motion to proceed to S.2648 tomorrow (2nd vote in the 10:45am series tomorrow), the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the Akuetteh, Moritsugu, and Kennedy nominations. We expect these nominations to be confirmed by voice votes.   At approximately 10:45am (depending on how much Leader time is used),…

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No more votes today

The Senate passed H.R.5021, Highway Transportation Funding Act, as amended, by a vote of 79-18. The Senate then resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations. There will be no further roll call votes tonight. There will be up to 2 roll call votes around 10:45am tomorrow.   -          Cloture on…

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Andrea, Hoza, and Polaschik nominations by voice votes

The Senate confirmed the McDonald nomination by a vote of 97-0. The Senate then confirmed Andrea, Hoza, and Polaschik nominations by voice votes.   The Senate is now considering H.R.5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act. The Wyden-Hatch #3582, Carper-Corker-Boxer #3583, Lee #3584, and Toomey #3585 are in order prior to a vote on passage of…

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Agreement on Highway and Transportation Funding Act–up to 5 roll call votes Tuesday evening

The Senate has reached an agreement to execute the previous order with respect to the Highway and Transportation funding Act tomorrow. At 2:45pm on Tuesday July 29, the Senate will proceed to a series of votes on confirmation of the McDonald, Andre, Hoza and Polaschik nominations. Upon disposition of the Polaschik nomination, the Senate will…

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