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Day April 26, 2016

Wrap Up for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Roll Call Votes Merkley SA #3812 (wind energy); agreed to: 54-42. Reid SA #3805 (water management); agreed to: 73-23. Flake SA #3820 (environmental infrastructure); not agreed to: 12-84.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.440: Expressing the sense of the Senate about the importance of effective civic and government education programs in schools in the United States.…


Cloture filed on MTP to H.R.2577, THUD Appropriations

This evening, Senator McConnell moved to proceed to Calendar #138, H.R.2577, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, and filed cloture on the motion.   Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture motion would ripen on the second legislative day or upon disposition of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations, whichever is…


Rubio objects to Jacobson nomination

Senator Flake asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #365, the nomination of Roberta S. Jacobson, to be Ambassador to Mexico; that there be 30 minutes of debate, prior to a vote…


McConnell, Cornyn object to vote on judicial nominations

Senator Hirono asked unanimous consent that the Senate enter Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   Executive Calendar # 307, 357, 358, 359, 362, 363, 364, 459, 460, 461, 508;   that the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations without intervening action or debate.   Senator McConnell objected.     Senator…


Roll Call Vote on Flake SA #3820

11:55am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Flake SA #3820 (environmental infrastructure). Not agreed to: 12-84


Roll Call Vote on Reid-Heller SA #3805 (water management)

At 11:34am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Reid-Heller SA #3805 (water management). Agreed to: 73-23.


Roll Call Vote on Merkley SA #3812 (wind energy)

11:04am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Merkley amendment #3812 (wind energy)  to H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations; Agreed to: 54-42   Next: Reid SA #3805 (water management) Flake SA #3820 (environmental infrastructure)