Senate Democrats

Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Monday, February 23, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business conducted, on the following dates and times: Monday, February 16, 2015 at 4:45pm and Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:00am. When the Senate adjourns on Thursday, February 19, it will stand adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, February 23, 2015. Following any…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, February 12, 2015

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #12, the nomination of Ashton Carter to be Secretary of Defense: confirmed: 93-5. Legislative Business Adopted Calendar #18, S.Res.73: Committee Funding. Adopted S.Res.52: Calling for the release of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko. Adopted S.Res.78: Honoring the life of Jerry Tarkanian. Adopted S.Res.79: Honoring the life of Dean…

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UC requests on DHS appropriations/Cloture filed on MTP to H.R.240, DHS

Following the vote on confirmation of the Carter nomination (confirmed 93-5), the Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations. Senator McConnell then asked unanimous consent that the motion to proceed be agreed to; the managers, or their designees, be recognized to offer amendments in an alternating fashion, with the majority…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Ashton Carter (Sec of Defense)

2:07pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #12, Ashton B. Carter, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Defense. Confirmed: 93-5

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Schedule for Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Democrats controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Roll Call Votes Passage of S.295, Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Restitution Improvement Act of 2015; passed: 98-0. Legislative Business Executive Business

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Agreement to vote on Carter nomination (Defense Secretary)

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #12, the nomination of Ashton B. Carter, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Defense. Following morning business tomorrow (10:50am-ish), the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the nomination, with the time equally divided between in the usual form. At 2:00pm, the…

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Roll Call Vote on passage of S.295 (Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution)

3:45pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on S.295, Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015. Passed: 98-0

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3:45pm Roll Call Vote on passage of S.295, Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015

The Senate has reached an agreement that there will be 1 hour for debate on S.295, Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015, with the time equally divided in the usual form. The technical Hatch amendment will be agreed to by consent. Following the use or yielding back of time, the…

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Morning Business

During Leader remarks, Senator McConnell moved to proceed to H.R.240, a bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2015.   The Senate is currently in a period of morning business for 1 hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Republicans control the first…

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