Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.


Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session with the time until 11:20am equally divided and controlled between Senators Menendez and Corker or their designees.


At 11:20am, there will be up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the following:

–        Confirmation of Executive Calendar #636, Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security;

–        Confirmation of Executive Calendar #510, Suzanne Eleanor Spaulding, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary, Department of Homeland Security; and

–        Confirmation of Executive Calendar #511, John Roth, of Michigan, to be Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security.

There will be two minutes of debate prior to each vote and all votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration.


Following disposition of the Roth nomination and the resumption of Legislative Session, the Senate will execute the previous order with respect to the military sexual assault bills. There will be up to 2 hours of debate on S.1752, the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 (Gillibrand) and S.1917, the Victims Protection Act of 2014 (McCaskill) equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time (around 2:00pm if all time is used), there will be up to 4 roll call votes:

–         Motion to invoke cloture on S.1752 (Gillibrand)

–        If cloture is invoked on S.1752, passage of S.1752

–        Upon disposition of S.1752 or if cloture is not invoked on S.1752, the next vote will be on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1917 (McCaskill) and

–        If cloture is invoked on S.1917, passage of S.1917.

No amendments, points of order or motions are in order to the bill prior to the vote on passage. If the motion to invoke cloture on either S.1752 or S.1917 is not agreed to, each bill will be returned to the calendar.


We also expect to consider additional nominations during Thursday’s session, which may require roll call votes.