Senate Democrats

Roll Call Vote on cloture on Burn nomination (NRC)

6:16pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1004, Stephen G. Burns, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2019; Invoked: 54-37   This will be the last roll call vote…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Baran nomination (NRC)

6:01pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Martin Baran, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2015; Invoked: 52-39   Next:   3.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1004, Stephen…

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Roll Call Vote on cltoure on S,2199, Paycheck Fairness Act

5:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act; Not Invoked: 52-40   Next—10 minute votes:   2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1003, Jeffrey Martin Baran, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the…

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Schedule for Monday, September 15, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, September 15, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:30pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:30pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on…

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Congressional Record open until 5pm

By consent, the Record will remain open until 5:00pm today for the purpose of submitting statements, cosponsorships, and introducing legislation.

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Wrap Up for Thursday, September 11, 2014

Roll Call Votes 1. Motion to invoke cloture on S.J.Res.19, constitutional amendment on campaign finance; Not Invoked: 54-42. Legislative Business The motion to proceed to S.2199 (Paycheck Fairness Act) was agreed to by voice vote. Passed H.R.4197: All Circuit Review Extension Act. Passed S.2258: the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2014. Adopted S.Res.542: Supporting…

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Cloture filed on NRC nominations/votes 5:30pm Monday and 2:15pm Tuesday

This afternoon Senator Reid filed cloture on the Barran and Burns nominations for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Senate then reached an agreement to conduct the cloture votes on those nominations on Monday, September 15, and, if cloture is invoked, the Senate would vote on confirmation of the nominations at 2:15pm on Tuesday, September 16.…

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Objection to Ayotte request to consider amendment to Paycheck Fairness

Senator Ayotte asked unanimous consent that when the Senate resumes consideration of S.2199, Paycheck Fairness Act, that it be in order to call up Ayotte amendment #3808 (substitute).   Senator Murphy objected.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on S.J.Res.19, Constitutional amendment relating to campaign finance

1:46pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.J.Res.19, Constitutional amendment relating to campaign finance reform; Not Invoked: 54-42

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Murphy objects Vitter request to consider Healthcare amendment to constitutional amendment on campaign finance reform

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that when the Senate resumes consideration S.J.Res.19, a Constitutional amendment on campaign finance that it be in order to call up Vitter amendment #3786 (to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to apply the provisions of the Act to certain Congressional staff and members of the executive branch)…

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