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Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Roll Call Votes Legislative Business Passed H.R.2252, to clarify the effective date of certain provisions of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014. Adopted S.Res.181, designating May 19, 2015, as “National Schizencephaly Awareness Day”. Adopted S.Res.182, expressing the sense of the Senate that Defense laboratories have been, and continue to be, on the…

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Wrap Up for Monday, May 18, 2015

Roll Call Votes Brown amendment #1242 (restore TAA funding); not agreed to: 45-41. Lankford amendment #1237, as modified (religious freedom); agreed to: 92-0. Legislative Business Agreed to H.Con.Res.43, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds, the rotunda of the Capitol, and Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for official Congressional events surrounding the visit…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, May 14, 2015

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.1295, as amended with S.1267, Preferences  (60-affirmative vote threshold); passed: 97-1. Passage of H.R.644, as amended with S.1269, Customs (60-affirmative vote threshold); passed: 78-20. Motion to invoke cloture, upon reconsideration, on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the trade related legislation (TPA and TAA); invoked: 65-33.…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #80, Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General; confirmed: 84-12. Legislative Business Adopted S.Con.Res.10, supporting the designation of the year of 2015 as the “International Year of Soils” and supporting locally led soil conservation, with a Lee amendment. Executive Business

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, legislative vehicle for trade legislation; not invoked: 52-45. Legislative Business Passed H.R.1075, Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry Executive Business

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Wrap Up for Monday, May 11, 2015

Roll Call Votes Adoption of S.Con.Res.16 (policy on release of United States citizens in Iran); adopted: 90-0. Legislative Business Passed Calendar #67, S.136: Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015 Passed Calendar #69, S.179 and Calendar #70, S.994, en bloc: postal naming bills Passed Calendar #71, H.R.651, postal naming Adopted S.Res.177, National Police Week Executive Business

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Wrap Up for Thursday, May 7, 2015

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Corker-Cardin amendment #1140 (substitute) to H.R.1191; invoked: 93-6. Passage of H.R.1191, as amended; passed: 98-1. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.175, recognizing the roles and contributions of the teachers of the United States. Executive Business

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Roll Call Votes Legislative Business Passed by voice vote Calendar #32, S.125, Bulletproof Vest Grant Program Reauthorization Act, with Lee amendment #1214 (reduces the authorization from $30 million to $25 million). Passed Calendar #61, S.1124, WIOA Improvement Act, with Alexander/Murray substitute amendment. Adopted S.Res.170, Travel and Tourism. Adopted S.Res.171, National Charter Schools. Adopted S.Res.172, Small…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Roll Call Votes Motion to proceed to the conference report to accompany S.Con.Res.11, Budget; agreed to: 53-44. Adoption of the conference report to accompany S.Con.Res.11, the concurrent resolution on the Budget; adopted: 51-48. Motion to table the veto message on S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National…

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Wrap Up for Monday, May 4, 2015

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar # 76, Willie E. May, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology; confirmed: 93-0. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.166, expressing the sense of the Senate that domestically grown flowers support the farmers, small businesses, jobs, and economy of the United States, enhance the ability…

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