Senate Democrats

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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Akuetteh, Moritsugu, Kennedy nominations confirmed by voice votes

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote: Executive Calendar #535 Cynthia H. Akuetteh, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Gabonese Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on MTP to S.2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act

11:18am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2648, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act. Invoked: 63-33

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act

10:50am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act. Not invoked: 54-42

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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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Schedule for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2569, the Brings Jobs Home Act. There will be 1 hour for debate equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #952, Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Confirmed: 97-0. Wyden-Hatch amendment #3582; Agreed to: 71-26 Carper-Corker-Boxer amendment #3583; Agreed to: 66-31 Lee amendment #3584; Not agreed to: 28-69 Toomey amendment #3585; Not agreed to: 47-50 Passage of H.R.5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act,…

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