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No more votes

There will be no further roll call votes tonight.

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Cloture filed on motion to proceed to Equal Pay bill (S.2199)

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #345, S.2199, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote on…

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The Senate confirmed the Taylor, Brothers, and Childress nominations by voice votes.

The Senate  confirmed the following nominations by voice votes: -          Executive Calendar #688 Francis Xavier Taylor, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; -          Executive Calendar #706 L. Reginald Brothers, Jr., of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security; and -          Executive…

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.3979, UI

At 5:32pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.3979, as amended, Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014; Passed: 59-38

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Agreement on Taylor, Brothers, and Childress nominations

Following the vote on H.R.3979 (UI) tonight, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations listed below. There will be two minutes for debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees, prior to each vote. We expect the nominations to be confirmed by voice vote.…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, April 7, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, April 7, 2014. 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.   Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, April 3, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1)     Murray motion to waive on the Sessions Budget point of order with respect to the Reed substitute amendment #2874 to H.R.3979; Waived: 60-37 2)     Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Emergency Unemployment Benefits Extension Act, as amended; Invoked: 61-35   Additional Legislative items Passed S.404, a…

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Senate passed S.404, Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment

The Senate passed S.404, Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment.

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Senate ratified fisheries treaties #112-4, 113-1, 113-2, 113-3

The Senate ratified the following fisheries treaties by division votes:   112-4 Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Un reported, and Unregulated Fishing 113-1  Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean 113-2  Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas…

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Republicans object to passing House and Senate legislation on the North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2014

Senator Walsh asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.R.2559 and S.255, as amended with the Committee-reported amendment. Senator Toomey objected to both requests on behalf of Senators Cruz and Coburn.   H.R.2559, To withdraw certain Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition…

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