Senate Democrats

Roll Call Vote on Sanders motion to waive budget re: Veterans conference report

Senator Coburn made a point of order against the conference report to accompany H.R.3230, Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, and Senator Sanders moved to waive all applicable points of order. 8:06 pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Sanders motion to waive the Coburn budget point of…

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Emergency Supplemental unanimous consent requests

The motion to waive the budget point of order was not waived by a vote of 50-44. As a result, the Supplemental is dead.   Senator Reid then asked 3 unanimous consent requests to pass individual bills to fund Iron Dome and wildfires; wildfire appropriations only; and then Iron Dome appropriations only. Senator Coburn objected…

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Roll Call Vote on Mikulski motion to waive budget point of order

Senator Sessions made a point of order against the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill. Senator Mikulski made a motion waive all applicable budget points of order. 7:23pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Mikulski motion to waive all applicable budget points of order; Not Waived: 50-44 The remaining votes tonight will…

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Roll Call Vote on Sessions motion to table Reid amendment

6:50pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Sessions motion to table Reid amendment #3751 (date change) to the Supplemental; Not Tabled: 43-52   Next:   Mikulski, or designee, motion to waive budget point of order (if one is raise) -       If the motion to waive is agreed to, then Cloture…

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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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Schedule for Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2648, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill, post-cloture. The time until 10:00am will be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. Senator Sessions will control the time from…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Roll Call Votes The motion to invoke cloture on S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act; Not Invoked: 54-42 The motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations; Invoked: 63-33 Legislative Business Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2709, Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act (Manchin)…

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