Senate Democrats

Disbrow, Mendez, Rogoff, Andrews nominations confirmed by voice votes

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes. Executive Calendar #777, Lisa S. Disbrow, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; Executive Calendar #919, Victor M. Mendez, of Arizona, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation; Confirmation of Executive Calendar #920, Peter M. Rogoff, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Harris nomination (Fourth Circuit)

At 1:48pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. Invoked: 54-41

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Motion to proceed to Bring Jobs Home Act agreed to by voice vote

The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to calendar #453, S.2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act, by voice vote.

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Agreement on Mendez, Rogoff, Andrews, Kaye, Mohorovic, and McKeon nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Mendez, Rogoff, and Andrews nominations today and on the Kaye, Mohorovic, and McKeon nominations on Monday.   Today at 1:45pm there will be up to 6 votes  (1 roll call and 5 voice votes): Adoption of the motion to proceed to calendar #453,…

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3:40pm Moment of Silence for Special Agent Gibson and Officer Chestnut

At 3:40pm today, the Senate conduct a moment of silence in memory of the 1998 Capitol shooting that resulted in the deaths of Special Agent John Gibson and Officer Jacob Chestnut.

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Agreement to vote on Secretary of VA at a time to be determined

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the McDonald nomination. At time to be determined by the Majority Leader, with the concurrence of the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #952 Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. There will be up to…

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Schedule for Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, July 24, 2014.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to calendar #453, S.2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act.   At 1:45pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on adoption of the motion to proceed. We expect this to…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act; Agreed to: 93-7   Legislative Business Passed S.J.Res.40, providing for the appointment of Michael Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institute. Adopted by voice vote S.Res.500, expressing the sense of the…

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Clark, Schapiro, and Creedon nominations confirmed by voice votes

The following nominations were agreed to by voice votes: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #802 Julia Akins Clark, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years (voice vote expected); Confirmation of Executive Calendar #786 Andrew H. Schapiro, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United…

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Cloture invoked on the motion to proceed to Bring Jobs Home Act

Cloture was invoked on the motion to proceed to the Bring Jobs Home Act by a vote of 93-7. The Senate confirmed the Clark, Schapiro, and Creedon nominations by voice votes. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the motion to proceed to the Bring Jobs Home Act. Another message…

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