Senate Democrats

Roll Call Vote on Hatch-Wyden #1411 to #1299, as modified (currency)

At 4:57pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Hatch-Wyden #1411 to #1299, as modified (currency); Agreed To: 70-29   Next: Portman-StabenowSA #1299 (currency manipulation) WarrenSA #1327 (investor state dispute) BrownSA #1251 (docking) FlakeSA #1243 (strike TAA) (arguably germane) HatchSA #1221 (substitute) Cloture on H.R.1314, as amended, if amended

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Senate passes S 1463 and HR 2496 -Vets bills

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.1463, Vets Access, Choice, and Accountability, and H.R.2496, Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act.   S.1463, to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirement for expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans through the use of agreements with…

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Up to 7 roll call votes at 5pm, if no agreement is reached

The Senate has reconvened and resumed consideration of H.R.1314, post-cloture. The post-cloture debate on the Hatch substitute runs out at 4:56pm today. If all time is used and no agreement on amendments can be reached, the Senate would dispose of the remaining pending germane amendments, vote on adoption of the Hatch substitute amendment #1221 (non-germane…

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Recess until 2:00pm

The Senate stands in recess until 2:00pm to allow for caucus meetings to discuss possible paths forward. The time will count against the post-cloture time on the Hatch Trade substitute amendment to H.R.1314.

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Schedule for Friday, May 22, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, May 22, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1314. All time during adjournment will count post cloture. Upon the use or yielding back of the post-cloture time, the Senate will vote in relation to any remaining pending amendments and on the Hatch…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, May 21, 2015

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Hatch amendment #1221(substitute); invoked: 62-38. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #25, Jill Parish, of Utah, to be U.S. District Judge for the Utah; confirmed: 100-0. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #26, Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. Of Texas, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; confirmed:…

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Cahill and Scarano nominations confirmed-McConnell remarks on schedule

The Olvera nominations was confirmed by a vote of 100-0. The Cahill and Scarano nominations were confirmed by voice votes. Senator McConnell made the following remarks on this week’s schedule: MR. MCCONNELL: MR. PRESIDENT, I’M SURE EVERYBODY IS INTERESTED IN THE STATE OF PLAY, AND CHAIRMAN HATCH AND SENATOR WYDEN ARE MEETING OFF THE FLOOR…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Olvera nomination (Texas District Judge)

5:27pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #26, Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. Of Texas, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; Confirmed: 100-0 Next 2 voice votes expected: Executive Calendar #74, Patricia Cahill, of Missouri, to be Member of the Board of Directors…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Parish nomination (Utah District Judge)

5:03pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #25, Jill Parish, of Utah, to be U.S. District Judge for the Utah. Confirmed: 100-0 Next: 1. Executive Calendar #26, Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. Of Texas, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas (roll call) 2.…

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2 roll call votes at 5:00pm–Parish, Olvera, Cahill, and Scarano nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote at 5:00pm on confirmation of the Parish (district judge), Olvera (district judge), Cahill (Public Broadcasting), and Scarano (Northern Border Regional Commission) nominations. We expect roll call votes on the first two nominations and voice votes on the next two. All time in Executive Session will count against…

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