Senate Democrats

Marciel nomination confirmed (Burma Ambassador); Senate in morning business; N. Korea Sanctions tomorrow, Wednesday

The Senate confirmed the Marciel nomination (Burma Ambassador) by a vote of 90-0.   The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.   As a reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, following morning business the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #359, H.R.757,…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Marciel nomination (Burma Ambassador)

2:18pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #464, Scot Alan Marciel, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Union of Burma.

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Schedule for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.   Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.  …

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Wrap Up for Monday, February 8, 2016

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #360, Rebecca Ebinger, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa; confirmed: 83-0.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.366, recognizing the cultural and historical significance of Lunar New Year.   No Executive Business

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Agreement on Marciel nomination, 2:15pm vote Tuesday 2/9

The Senate has reached an agreement that at 2:15pm on Tuesday, February 9, there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of Scot Alan Marciel to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Union of Burma.   Tuesday, February 9 at 2:15pm – 1 roll call vote Confirmation of Executive Calendar…

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McConnell objects to National Security nominations

Senator Klobuchar asked unanimous consent that the Senate enter Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #263, Samuel D. Heins, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway; and Executive Calendar #148, Azita Raji, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden;   that the Senate then proceed to vote on confirmation…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #360, Rebecca Ebinger, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa

At 5:31pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #360, Rebecca Ebinger, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa; Confirmed: 83-0

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Schedule for Monday, February 8, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, February 8, 2016.   Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, February 4, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute), as amended, to S.2012; not invoked: 46-50-1. Motion to invoke cloture on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act; not invoked: 43-54.   Legislative Business Agreed to H.Con.Res.109, use of Emancipation Hall.   Adopted S.Res.363, University of Mount Union Purple Raiders.   Adopted S.Res.364, relative…

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5:30pm roll call vote on Monday, 2/8 on Ebinger nomination (Iowa District)

The Senate has reached an agreement that on Monday, February 8 at 5:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #360, Rebecca Ebinger, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa. There will be 30 minutes for debate followed by a roll call vote…

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