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SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will resume consideration of S. 2569 (Provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America). At approximately 10:45 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 2569 (Provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America). If cloture is not invoked, the Senate will immediately proceed to vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture to the Motion to Proceed to S. 2648 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014). The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and vote on the following nominations:
Cal. #535, Cynthia Akuetteh to be Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic and serve concurrently as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe).
Cal. #783, Erika Moritsugu to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development).
Cal. #729, Richard Kennedy to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority).

The Senate convened and proceeded with a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2648 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014). Motion to Invoke Cloture.

S. 2685 (Reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records). The bill was read for a second time. Further consideration was objected to and the bill was placed on the Senate Calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #848, Jill Pryor to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Reid Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 2569 (Provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America)Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and nays ordered.  The cloture motion is not agreed to by a vote of 54-42.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2648 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014). Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Cloture Motion was agreed to by a vote of 63-33.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #535, Cynthia Akuetteh to be Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic and serve concurrently as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe).  The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #783, Erika Moritsugu to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development).  The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #729, Richard Kennedy to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority).  The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2648 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014).  The Senate is currently in post-cloture debate on the Motion to Proceed.

S. 2709 (A bill to extend and reauthorize the Export-Import bank of the United States). The bill was read for the first time. The second reading was objected to.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Following Leader Remarks, the Senate will resume debate on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2648 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014), post-cloture. While votes are expected, none are scheduled at this time.

The Senate adjourned at 7:26 PM.

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed with two hours of Morning Business. At 12:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to Cal. #952, Robert McDonald to be Secretary of the Veterans Affairs. The Senate will then recess from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM for Party Caucuses. The Senate will then continue with debate on the nomination and at 2:45 PM, proceed to votes on the following nominations:
1. Cal #952, Robert McDonald to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
2. Cal #530, Larry Andre to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (likely voice vote).
3. Cal #543, Michael Hoza to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Cameroon (likely voice vote).
4. Cal #899, Joan A. Polaschik to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (likely voice vote).
Upon disposition of the nominations, the Senate will proceed H.R.5021 (Highway and Transportation Funding Act). The only amendments in order to the bill will be Wyden amend #3582 (text of Finance-reported bill), Carper amend #3583 (Finance Committee-reported financing provisions, with the exception of pension smoothing provisions), Lee amend #3584 (devolution/text of S.1702) and Toomey amend #3585 (Damaged Road/Bridge reconstruction). Each amendment will have one hour of debate and there will be two hours of general debate. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to votes on the amendments and final passage of the bill with a 60 yea vote threshold (on amendments and passage). If all debate time is used, the votes on the Transportation bill could begin by 9:30 PM on Tuesday.

The Senate convened at 10:00 AM and proceeded with a period of Morning Business.

S. 2648 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014). The second reading of the bill was agreed to.  Further consideration was objected to and the bill was placed on the Senate Calendar.

S. 2673 (Enhance the strategic partnership between the US and Israel). The second reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration was objected to and the bill was placed on the Senate Calendar.

H. R. 3393 (Amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate certain tax benefits for education expenses). The second reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration was objected to and the bill was placed on the Senate Calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #952, Robert McDonald to be Secretary of the Veterans Affairs.

The Senate recessed until 2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate reconvened and resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #952, Robert McDonald to be Secretary of the Veterans Affairs. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 97-0.

Cal #530, Larry Andre to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

Cal #543, Michael Hoza to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Cameroon. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

Cal #899, Joan A. Polaschik to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

H.R.5021 (Highway and Transportation Funding Act).

Wyden amend #3582 (Text of Finance-reported bill).  Laid aside.

Toomey amend #3585 (To ease Federal burdens on State and local governments recovering from catastrophic events).  Laid aside.

Lee amend #3584 (To empower States with authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs).  Laid aside.

Carper amend #3583 (In the nature of a substitute).

Senator Mikulski asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate proceed to at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader H.R. 4486 (Mil Con/VA Appropriations), that the committee substitute be agreed to, that only Budget Points of Order and subsequent Motions to Waive be in order, that there be one hour of debate and then the bill as amended be read a third time and the Senate vote on passage.  Objected to by Senator Shelby.

Shelby asked that Sen. Mikulski modify her request to allow for amendments to be in order.  Objected to by Senator Mikulski.

H.R.5021 (Highway and Transportation Funding Act).

Wyden amend #3582 (Text of Finance-reported bill).  Under a previous order, the amendment is subject to a 60-yea vote threshold.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The amendment is agreed to by a vote of 71-26.

Carper amend #3583 (In the nature of a substitute).  Under a previous order, the amendment is subject to a 60-yea vote threshold.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The amendment is agreed to by a vote of 66-31.

Lee amend #3584 (To empower States with authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs).  Under a previous order, the amendment is subject to a 60-yea vote threshold.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The amendment is not agreed to by a vote of 28-69.

Toomey amend #3585 (To ease Federal burdens on State and local governments recovering from catastrophic events).  Under a previous order, the amendment is subject to a 60-yea vote threshold.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The amendment is not agreed to by a vote of 47-50.

H.R.5021 (Highway and Transportation Funding Act), as amended.  The bill was read for a third time.  Final passage.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The bill, as amended, passed by a vote of 79-18.

H. Con. Res. 108 (Providing for the correction of the enrollment of H.R. 5021).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 526 (Supporting Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. 2577 (Requires the Secretary of State to offer rewards totaling up to $5,000,000 for information on the kidnapping and murder of Naftali Fraenkel, a dual United States-Israeli citizen, that began on June 12, 2014).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H. Con. Res. 103 (DC Special Olympics Torch Run).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H. Con. Res. 106 (Emancipation Hall authorization).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 527 (Phi Beta Sigma fraternity).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 528 (125th Anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2685 (To inform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records).  The bill was read for the first time.  Further readings were objected to and the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day.

S. Res. 521 (United States Intelligence Professionals Day).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 4028 (Amends the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 and resume consideration of S. 2569 (Provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America).  At approximately 10:45 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 2569 (Provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America).  If cloture is not invoked, the Senate will
immediately proceed to vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture to the Motion to Proceed to S. 2648 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014).  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and vote on the following nominations:
Cal. #535, Cynthia Akuetteh to be Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic and serve concurrently as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe).
Cal. #783, Erika Moritsugu to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development).
Cal. #729, Richard Kennedy to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority).
 
The Senate adjourned at 8:51 PM.

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM. Following Leader Remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume debate on Cal. #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, post-cloture. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to confirmation votes on the following nominations:

  • Cal. #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
  • Cal. #913, Joseph Mohorovic to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Cal. #915, Elliot Kaye to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Cal. #916, Elliot Kaye to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Cal. #744, Brian McKeon to be a Principal Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense.

Several of the nominations are expected to be voice votes.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader Time.

S. 2666 (a bill to prohibit future consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals or work authorization for aliens who are not in lawful status). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.  Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 50-43.

Cal. #913, Joseph Mohorovic to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Confirmed by voice vote.

Cal. #915, Elliot Kaye to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Confirmed by voice vote.

Cal. #916, Elliot Kaye to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Confirmed by voice vote.

Cal. #744, Brian McKeon to be a Principal Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense. Confirmed by voice vote.

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

S. 2569 (Provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America).

Reid amend #3693 (Of a perfecting nature). Yeas and nays ordered.

Reid Second Degree amend #3694 (Of a perfecting nature) to Reid amend #3693 (Of a perfecting nature).

Reid Motion to Commit the bill to the Committee on Finance with an amend #3695 (Of a perfecting nature).

Reid amend #3696 (Of a perfecting nature).

Reid Second Degree amend #3697 (Of a perfecting nature) to Reid amend #3696 (Of a perfecting nature).

Reid filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 2569 (Provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America).

Motion to Proceed to S. 2648 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014). Reid filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to the bill.

S. Res. 525 (Designating July 30, 2014 as “National Whistle Blower Appreciation Day”). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 2673 (Enhance the strategic partnership between the US and Israel). The first reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

H. R. 3393 (Amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate certain tax benefits for education expenses). The first reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed with two hours of Morning Business. At 12:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to Cal. #952, Robert McDonald to be Secretary of the Veterans Affairs. The Senate will then recess from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM for Party Caucuses. The Senate will then continue with debate on the nomination and at 2:45 PM, proceed to votes on the following nominations:
  1. Cal #952, Robert McDonald to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
  2. Cal #530, Larry Andre to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (likely voice vote).
  3. Cal #543, Michael Hoza to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Cameroon (likely voice vote).
  4. Cal #899, Joan A. Polaschik to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (likely voice vote).
Upon disposition of the nominations, the Senate will proceed H.R.5021 (Highway and Transportation Funding Act). The only amendments in order to the bill will be Wyden amend #3582 (text of Finance-reported bill), Carper amend #3583 (Finance Committee-reported financing provisions, with the exception of pension smoothing provisions), Lee amend #3584 (devolution/text of S.1702) and Toomey amend #3585 (Damaged Road/Bridge reconstruction). Each amendment will have one hour of debate and there will be two hours of general debate. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to votes on the amendments and final passage of the bill with a 60 yea vote threshold (on amendments and passage). If all debate time is used, the votes on the Transportation bill could begin by 9:30 PM on Tuesday.
 
The Senate adjourned at 7:14 PM.

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and proceed to a Legislative Session to resume consideration of post-cloture debate of the Motion to Proceed to S. 2569 (Bring Jobs Home Act).  At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a Voice Vote on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2569 (Bring Jobs Home Act).  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.  The Senate will then proceed to vote on Cal. #777, Lisa Disbrow to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (voice vote expected).

The Senate convened and proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2569 (Bring Jobs Home Act). The Motion to Proceed was agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.  Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 54-41. The confirmation vote will occur on Monday, July 28th at a time to be determined.

Cal. #777, Lisa Disbrow to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

Cal #919 Victor M. Mendez to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

Cal. ##920 Peter M. Rogoff to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

Cal. #921 Bruce H. Andrews, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

S. Res. 462 (Recognizing Cambodian Freedom Fighters). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 519 (August 16th, 2014 as National Airborne Day). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 2666 (a bill to prohibit future consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals or work authorization for aliens who are not in lawful status). The bill was read for the first time. The second reading was objected to.

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 28, 2014. Following Leader Remarks, the Senate proceed to an Executive Session and will resume debate on Cal. #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, post-cloture. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to confirmation votes on the following nominations:
  • Cal. #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
  • Cal. #913, Joseph Mohorovic to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Cal. #915, Elliot Kaye to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Cal. #916, Elliot Kaye to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Cal. #744, Brian McKeon to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.
Several of the nominations are expected to be voice votes.

The Senate adjourned at 6:12 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and proceed to a period of Morning Business.  At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.2569 (Bring Jobs Home Act). The Senate is then expected to proceed to voice votes on Cal #802, Julia Akins Clark to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years; Cal #786, Andrew H. Schapiro to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Czech Republic; and Cal #599, Madelyn R. Creedon, to be Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate reached the following unanimous consent agreement:
At a time to be determined, the Senate will proceed to consideration of H.R. 5021 (The Highway and Transportation Funding Act). The only amendments in order to the bill will be the following:
  • Wyden-Hatch amend #3582 (The text of which is the Finance Committee-reported bill).
  • Carper-Corker-Boxer amend #3583 (Includes a date change and Finance Committee-reported financing bill, with the exception of pension smoothing provisions)
  • Lee amend #3584 (The text of which is the Transportation Empowerment Act (S. 1702)).
  • Toomey amend #3585 (Relative to exemptions for damaged road and bridge reconstruction).
There will be one hour of debate on each amendment, and there will be up to two hours of general debate on the bill. Upon the use or yielding back of that time, the Senate will proceed to votes on the amendments in the order listed. Upon disposition of the Toomey amendment, the bill will be read a third time as amended, if amended, and the Senate will vote on passage of the bill as amended, if amended. The amendments and votes on passage will be subject to a 60-vote threshold. After passage of the bill, the Senate will proceed to H. Con. Res. 108 (Providing for the correction of the enrollment of H.R. 5021), and the concurrent resolution will be agreed to.
 

Motion to Proceed to S. 2569 (Bring Jobs Home Act).  Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed. Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 93-7.The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #802, Julia Clark to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

Cal. #786, Andrew Schapiro to be Ambassador to the Czech Republic. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

Cal. #599, Madelyn Creedon to be Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2569 (Bring Jobs Home Act).  The Senate is conducting post-cloture debate on the Motion to Proceed to the bill.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

The following nominations were considered en bloc:
Cal. #934 (Maj. Gen. Partrick Donahue, II to be Lt. General, US Army).
Cal. #935 (Col. Lee Payne to be Brig. General in the US Air Force).
Cal. #936 (Col. Ricky Rupp to be Brig. General in the US Air Force).
Cal. #937 (Col. Walter Lindsley to be Brig. General in the US Air Force).
Cal. #938 (Brig. General John Gronski to be Major General in the Army National Guard).
Cal. #939 (Brig. Gen. Mark Brown to be Major General in the US Air Force).
Cal. #940 (Brig. Gen. Roger Teague to be Major General in the US Air Force).
Cal. #941 (Joseph Dunford Jr. to be General in the Commandant of the Marine Corps).
Cal. #942 (Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel to be General in the US Army).
Cal. #943 (Gen. John Campbell to be General in the US Army).
Cal. #944 (Adm. William Gortney to be Admiral in the US Navy).
Cal. #945 (Maj. Gen. James McLaughlin to be Lt. Gen. in the US Air Force).
Cal. #946 (Gen. Daniel Allyn to be General in the US Army).
Cal. #947 (Lt. Gen. Mark Milley to be General in the US Army).
Cal. #948 (Maj. Gen. Sean MacFarland to be Lt. General in the US Army).
Cal. #949 (Lt. Gen. Lori Robinson to be General in the US Air Force).
Cal. #950 (Gen. Herbert Carlisle to be General in the US Air Force).
Cal. #951 (Lt. Gen. Frederick Hodges to be Lt. General in the US Army).
All nominations on the Secretary’s desk in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
The nominations were confirmed, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.
 

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

S. J. Res. 40 (Michael Lynnton as a Citizen Regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institute).  Passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 500 (Sense of the Senate with respect to enhanced relations with respect to enhanced relations to the Republic of Moldova).  The resolution was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 489 (Growth Awareness Week).  Kirk amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  The resolution, as amended, is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 501 (20th Anniversary of the Wright Museum of World War II history).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The following resolutions were considered en bloc:
S. Res. 514
S. Res. 515
S. Res. 516
The resolutions were agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.
 

S. 2648 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for fiscal year 2014).  The bill was read for a first time.  Further readings were objected to, and the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, July 24, 2014 and proceed to a Legislative Session to resume consideration of post-cloture debate of the Motion to Proceed to S. 2569 (Bring Jobs Home Act).  At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a Voice Vote on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2569 (Bring Jobs Home Act).  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.  The Senate will then proceed to vote on Cal. #777, Lisa Disbrow to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (voice vote expected).

The Senate adjourned at 7:26 PM.

TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will be in a period of Morning Business until 10:45 AM. The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to vote on the following nominations:
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #851, Andre Birotte, Jr. to be US District Judge for the Central District of California.
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #852, Robin Rosenberg to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #854, John deGravelles to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.
If cloture is invoked, at 2:15 PM all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations.
The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.
 

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #851, Andrew Birotte, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The cloture motion was invoked by a vote of 56-43.

Cal. #852, Robin Rosenberg to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The cloture motion was invoked by a vote of 58-42.

Cal. #854, John deGravelles to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The cloture motion was invoked by a vote of 57-39.

The Senate recessed from 12:34-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate reconvened and resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #851, Andrew Birotte, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 100-0.

Cal. #852, Robin Rosenberg to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 100-0.

Cal. #854, John deGravelles to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 100-0.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. Res. 510 (Congratulating the Newport Jazz Festival on its 60th Anniversary). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. Reid filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

H. R. 4719 (Amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory). The first reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 and proceed to a period of Morning Business.  At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.2569 (Bring Jobs Home Act). The Senate is then expected to proceed to voice votes on Cal #802, Julia Akins Clark to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years; Cal #786, Andrew H. Schapiro to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Czech Republic; and Cal #599, Madelyn R. Creedon, to be Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration.

The Senate adjourned at 7:15 PM.

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM and will be in a period of Morning Business until 5:30 PM.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to vote on confirmation of Cal. #849, Julie Carnes to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.  Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will proceed to voice vote the following nominations:
Cal. #789, Michael Lawson for the rank of Ambassador as Representative of the US on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Cal. #537, Eunice Reddick to be Ambassador of the US to the Republic of Niger.

 

At 10:45 AM on Tuesday, July 22nd, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to vote on the following nominations:
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #851, Andre Birotte, Jr. to be US District Judge for the Central District of California.
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #852, Robin Rosenberg to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #854, John deGravelles to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.
If cloture is invoked, at 2:15 PM all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations.
 

The Senate convened and proceeded with a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2569 (A bill to provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs back to America). Laid aside.

S. 2631 (A bill to prevent the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unlawfully created by Executive memorandum on August 15, 2012). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #849, Julie Carnes to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 94-0.

Cal. #789, Michael Lawson for the rank of Ambassador as Representative of the US on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

Cal. #537, Eunice Reddick to be Ambassador of the US to the Republic of Niger. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

Reid filed cloture on Motion to Proceed to S. 2569 (Bring Jobs Home Act).

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 and will be in a period of Morning Business until 10:45 AM. The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to vote on the following nominations:
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #851, Andre Birotte, Jr. to be US District Judge for the Central District of California.
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #852, Robin Rosenberg to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #854, John deGravelles to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.
If cloture is invoked, at 2:15 PM all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations.
The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

 

The Senate adjourned at 7:25 PM.

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader Remarks the Senate will proceed to consideration of S. 2244 (Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014).

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to vote on the following amendments to the bill:
Coburn amend #3549 (To allow the Secretary to extend the deadline for collecting terrorism loss risk-spreading premiums if the mandatory recoupment is more than $1,000,000,000).
Vitter amend #3550 (To reaffirm the importance of community banking regulatory experience on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, to ensure the Federal Reserve Board of Governors has a member who has previous experience in community banking or community banking supervision).
Flake amend #3551 (To establish the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms).
Tester amend #3552 (To reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers).
Final passage of S. 2244 (Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014).
 

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2569 (Provides incentives for businesses to bring jobs back to America).

At 2:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #849, Julie Carnes to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 2244 (Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014).

Under a previous Unanimous Consent agreement, the Committee substitute amendment was agreed to and the bill, as amended, is considered original text for the purposes of further amendment.

Tester amend #3552 (To reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers).  Laid aside.

Flake amend #3551 (To establish the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms).  Laid aside.

Vitter amend #3550 (To reaffirm the importance of community banking regulatory experience on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, to ensure the Federal Reserve Board of Governors has a member who has previous experience in community banking or community banking supervision). Laid aside.

Coburn amend #3549 (To allow the Secretary to extend the deadline for collecting terrorism loss risk-spreading premiums if the mandatory recoupment is more than $1,000,000,000). Schumer Point of Order that the amendment violates the Congressional Budget Act. Coburn Motion to Waive the Budget Act. Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Waive the Budget Act was not agreed to by a vote of 47-49. The Point of Order was sustained and the amendment falls.

Vitter amend #3550 (To reaffirm the importance of community banking regulatory experience on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, to ensure the Federal Reserve Board of Governors has a member who has previous experience in community banking or community banking supervision). Agreed to voice vote.

Flake amend #3551 (To establish the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 97-0.

Tester amend #3552 (To reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers).  Agreed to voice vote.

S. 2244 (Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014) as amended. Final passage. Yeas and nays ordered. The bill as amended passed by a vote of 93-4.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #849, Julie Carnes to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.  Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. Yeas and nays ordered. Cloture invoked by a vote of 68-23.

Cal. #709, David Shear to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.  The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #834, David Mader to be Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget). The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 498 (Sense of the Senate regarding US support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 488 (National Day of the American Cowboy).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 507 (National Lighthouse and Lighthouse Preservation Day).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 508 (Centennial anniversary of the Congressional Research Service).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2681 (A bill to prevent the expansion of the deferred action for childhood arrivals program unlawfully created by executive memorandum on August 15, 2012).  The bill was read for the first time.  Further reading was objected to and the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day.

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 21, 2014 and will be in a period of Morning Business until 5:30 PM.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to vote on confirmation of Cal. #849, Julie Carnes to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.  Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will proceed to voice vote the following nominations:
Cal. #789, Michael Lawson for the rank of Ambassador as Representative of the US on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Cal. #537, Eunice Reddick to be Ambassador of the US to the Republic of Niger.
 
At 10:45 AM on Tuesday, July 22nd, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to vote on the following nominations:
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #851, Andre Birotte, Jr. to be US District Judge for the Central District of California.
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #852, Robin Rosenberg to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #854, John deGravelles to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.
If cloture is invoked, at 2:15 PM all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations.
 

The Senate adjourned at 6:12 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #850 Ronnie White to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.  At 10:15 AM, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the White nomination.  If cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the White nomination at 12:20 PM.  Upon disposition of the nomination, the Senate will proceed to a Legislative Session to consider the Motion to Proceed to S. 2578 (Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014).  At 2:10 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2578 (Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014).

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader Time.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2578 (Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014). 

The following bills were considered, en bloc.
S. 2609 (A bill to restore states’ sovereign rights to enforce state and local sales and use tax laws).
H.R. 5021 (Provides an extension of federal-aid highway).
The bills were read for a second time en bloc.  Further readings were objected to and the bills will be placed on the calendar.
 

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #850, Ronnie White to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 54-43.

Cal. #850, Ronnie White to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 53-44.

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2578 (Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014). Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to the bill. Yeas and nays ordered. Cloture was not invoked by a vote of 56-43.

The Senate agreed to the Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #849, Julie E. Carnes, Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit by voice vote. Reid filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate agreed to the Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session by voice vote. The Senate agreed to proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #851, Andre Birotte, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California by voice vote. Reid filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate agreed to the Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session by voice vote. The Senate agreed to proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #852, Robin L. Rosenberg, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida by voice vote. Reid filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate agreed to the Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session by voice vote. The Senate agreed to proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #854, John W. deGravelles, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana by voice vote. Reid filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

H.R. 3212 (Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2013) Substitute amend agreed to by unanimous consent.  The bill passed by voice vote.

H.R. 1528 (Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2014). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 503 (Designating September 2014 as child awareness month). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 504 (Authorizing Senate legal counsel). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM. Following Leader Remarks the Senate will proceed to consideration of S. 2244 (Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014).

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to vote on the following amendments to the bill:
Coburn amend #3549 (To allow the Secretary to extend the deadline for collecting terrorism loss risk-spreading premiums if the mandatory recoupment is more than $1,000,000,000).
Vitter amend #3550 (To reaffirm the importance of community banking regulatory experience on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, to ensure the Federal Reserve Board of Governors has a member who has previous experience in community banking or community banking supervision).
Flake amend #3551 (To establish the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms).
Tester amend #3552 (To reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers).
Final passage of S. 2244 (Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014).
 

The Senate adjourned at 5:35 PM.

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 and will proceed with Morning Business until 12:00 PM. The Senate will then proceed to votes on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #839, Norman C. Bay to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal #842, Cheryl A. LaFleur to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Following the cloture votes on the nomination, the Senate will recess for Party Caucuses and reconvene at 2:15 PM. At 3:00 PM, if cloture is invoked on either of the previous nominations, the Senate will proceed to votes on confirmation of the nominations (Bay and LaFleur).

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2578 (Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014). 

The following bills were considered, en bloc.
S. 2599 (A bill to stop exploitation through trafficking).
H.R. 4718 (To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation).
The bills were read for a second time, en bloc.  Further consideration of the bills were objected to, and the bills will be placed on the calendar.
 

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #839, Norman C. Bay to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 51-45.

Cal. #842, Cheryl A. LaFleur to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 85-10.

The Senate recessed for Party Caucuses.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded with an Executive Session.

Cal. #839, Norman C. Bay to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52-45.

Cal. #842, Cheryl A. LaFleur to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 90-7.

Cal. #894, James D. Nealon for the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Honduras. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

Cal. #704, Robert A. Wood for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

Cal. #508, Paul Nathan Jaenichen, Sr. to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.  The nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. 517 (Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act).  Committee substitute agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  The bill, as amended, is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The following bills were considered en bloc.
S. 2609 (A bill to restore states’ sovereign rights to enforce state and local sales and use tax laws).
H.R. 5021 (Provides an extension of federal-aid highway).
The bills were read for a first time, en bloc.  Further readings were objected to, and the bills will be read for a second time on the next legislative day.
 

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #850 Ronnie White to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.  At 10:15 AM, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the White nomination.  If cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the White nomination at 12:20 PM.  Upon disposition of the nomination, the Senate will proceed to a Legislative Session to consider the Motion to Proceed to S. 2578 (Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014).  At 2:10 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2578 (Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014).

The Senate adjourned at 7:24 PM.

MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM and will be in a period of Morning Business until 6:00 PM.  There will be no votes during Monday’s session.  The next roll call vote will occur at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 on the following nominations:
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #839, Norman C. Bay to be Energy Regulatory Commission.
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #842, Cheryl LaFleur to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
If cloture is invoked on the nominations, the votes on confirmation will begin at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
 

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2578 (Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014).

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #850, Ronnie White to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Reid filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S.2578 (Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014). Reid filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed.

The following bills were considered en bloc:
S. 2599 (Stop exploitation through trafficking). The first reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.
H. R. 4718 (An act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciations). The first reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

 

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 and will proceed with Morning Business until 12:00 PM. The Senate will then proceed to votes on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #839, Norman C. Bay to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal #842, Cheryl A. LaFleur to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Following the cloture votes on the nomination, the Senate will recess for Party Caucuses and reconvene at 2:15 PM. At 3:00 PM, if cloture is invoked on either of the previous nominations, the Senate will proceed to votes on confirmation of the nominations (Bay and LaFleur).

The Senate adjourned at 5:45 PM.

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed with two hours of Morning Business. At 12:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to the concurrent consideration of Executive Cal. #903, Shaun Donovan to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Cal #695, Douglas Silliman to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Kuwait and Executive Cal #895, Dana Smith to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Qatar. At 2:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on confirmation of Cal. #903, Shaun Donovan, followed by voice votes on the remaining two nominations. Sen. Reid announced his hope to vote on the Cloture Motion on S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting)) at 12:00 PM tomorrow.  Sen. Reid also announced there will be no roll call votes during the session on Monday, July 14, 2014.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2234 (LEAP Act).

S. 2578 (Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act). The bill was read for a second time.  Further readings of the bill were objected to, and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

S. 2579 ($5 million reward for Information on Murder of Naftali Frankel, U.S.-Israeli Citizen). The bill was read for a second time.  Further readings of the bill were objected to, and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting).  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Cloture Motion was not agreed to by a vote of 41-56.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #903, Shaun Donovan to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 75-22.

Cal. #695, Douglas Silliman to be Ambassador to the State of Kuwait.  The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #895, Dana Smith to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar.  The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Senator Reid asked Unanimous Consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, the Senate will proceed to S. 2244 (Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014), that the Committee-reported amendments be agreed to, the bill as amended be considered original text for the purposes of further amendment, and that the only amendments in order be:
Coburn amend #3549 (). (Roll call vote expected)
Vitter amend #3550 ().  (Voice Vote expected)
Flake amend #3551 ().  (Voice Vote expected)
Tester amend #3552 ().  (Voice Vote expected)
That each amendment have an hour of debate and there be one hour of general debate on the bill, equally divided, and that the Senate then proceed to vote in the amendments in order, and upon disposition of the amendments, the Senate vote on the bill, as amended.
Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
 

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. 1104 (Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2014).  Substitute amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  The bill, as amended, is agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. 653 (Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act of 2013).  Blunt amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  The bill, as amended, is agreed to by Voice Vote.

The following bills were considered en bloc:
S. 2056 (Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz Memorial Post Office).
S. 2057 (Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building).
H.R. 1376 (Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building).
H.R. 1813 (Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin, Jr. Post Office Building).
Agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.
 

S. Res. 412 (Reaffirming the strong support of the U.S. Government for freedom of navigation and other internationally lawful uses of sea and airspace in the Asia-Pacific region).  Committee-reported amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  Menendez amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  Paul amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  Amendments to the preamble agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  The resolution, as amended is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 14, 2014 and will be in a period of Morning Business until 6:00 PM.  There will be no votes during Monday’s session.  The next roll call vote will occur at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 on the following nominations:
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #839, Norman C. Bay to be Energy Regulatory Commission.
Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #842, Cheryl LaFleur to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
If cloture is invoked on the nominations, the votes on confirmation will begin at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
 

The Senate adjourned at 6:53 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will be in a period of Morning Business until 12:00 PM.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to vote on the following nominations:
Cal. #906, Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Cal. #797, Darci Vetter to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative. (voice vote expected)
Cal. #904, William Adams to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities. (voice vote expected)
The Senate will then proceed to a Legislative Session and resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting).  All post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will proceed to adoption of the Motion to Proceed (voice vote expected).

 

The Senate convened and proceed with a period of Morning Business.

S. 2569 (A bill to provide incentives for businesses to bring jobs back to America). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration was objected to.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #906, Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 71-26.

Cal. #797, Darci Vetter to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative. Agreed to by voice vote.

Cal. #904, William Adams to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Agreed to by voice vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting). The motion was agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting).

Udall (CO) amend #3469 (Constructing a public target range). Yeas and nays ordered.

Reid 2nd degree amend #3490 to Udall (CO) amend #3469.

Reid Motion to Commit S. 2363 with Instructions to report back with amend #3491. Yeas and nays ordered.

Reid amend #3492 to the Instructions to Recommit the bill. Yeas and nays ordered.

Reid 2nd degree amend #3493 to Reid amend #3492.

Reid filed cloture on S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting). Yeas and nays ordered.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2244 to (A bill to extend the termination date of the Terrorism Insurance Program).

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #839, Norman C. Bay to be Energy Regulatory Commission. Reid filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. The Cloture vote will occur at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. If cloture is invoked, the vote on confirmation will occur at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Cal. #842, Cheryl LaFleur to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Reid filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. The Cloture vote will occur at approximately 12:15 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. If cloture is invoked, the vote on confirmation will occur at approximately 3:15 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

The Senate proceeded to the following bills en bloc:
H.R. 255 (Provo River Title Transfer, UT). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
H.R. 291 (Black Hills NF Cemeteries Conveyance, SD). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
H.R. 330 (Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial, CA). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
H.R. 356 (Hill Creek Mineral Exchange, UT). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
H.R. 507 (Pasqua Yaqui Land Conveyance, AZ).  Agreed to by unanimous consent.
H.R. 697 (Three Kids Mine Conveyance, NV). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
H.R. 876 (Idaho Wilderness Water Facilities). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
H.R. 1158 (North Cascades Fish Stocking, WA).  Agreed to by unanimous consent.
H.R. 2337 (Lake Hill National Forest Administrative Site, CO). Agreed to by unanimous consent.  
H.R. 3110 (Glacier Bay National Park Gull Eggs, AK). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
S. 247 (Harriet Tubman National Parks, MD&NY). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
S. 311 (Lower Mississippi River NPS Study, LA). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
S. 354 (Oregon Caves National Monument Expansion).  Agreed to by unanimous consent.  
S. 363 (Geothermal Production Expansion). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
S. 476 (C&O Canal Advisory Commission Agreed to by unanimous consent.
S. 609 (San Juan County, NM Land Conveyance. Agreed to by unanimous consent.   
 

H. R 272 (Designating the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Defense Joint Outpatient Clinic to be constructed in Marina, CA, as the “Major General William H.Vorley Outpatient Clinic”). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

H. R. 1216 (Designating the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Vet Center in Prescott, Arizona, as the “Dr. Cameron McKinley Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Center”). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 417 (Designating October 30, 2014 as “National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Programs Workers”). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 497 (Honoring the life and career of Charles “Chuck” Knoll). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 2578 (Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act). The first reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

S. 2579 ($5 million reward for Information on Murder of Naftali Frankel, U.S.-Israeli Citizen). The first reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 10, 2014 and will proceed with two hours of Morning Business. At 12:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to the concurrent consideration of Executive Cal. #903, Shaun Donovan to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Cal #695, Douglas Silliman to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Kuwait and Executive Cal #895, Dana Smith to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Qatar. At 2:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on confirmation of Cal. #903, Shaun Donovan, followed by voice votes on the remaining two nominations. Sen. Reid announced his hope to vote on the Cloture Motion on S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting)) at 12:00 PM tomorrow.  Sen. Reid also announced there will be no roll call votes during the session on Monday, July 14, 2014.

The Senate adjourned at 6:46 PM.

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will be in a period of Morning Business for one hour. At 11:00 AM, the Senate will resume the Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting), post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

The Senate convened and proceeded with a period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting).

The Senate recessed from 12:31-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate reconvened at 2:15 PM and resumed a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting).

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 447 (Recognizing the threats to the Freedom to the Press).  Substitute amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  The resolution, as amended, is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2569 (To provide incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America).  The bill was read for a first time.  Further readings were objected to and the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on July 9, 2014 and will be in a period of Morning Business until 12:00 PM.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to vote on the following nominations:
Cal. #906, Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Cal. #797, Darci Vetter to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative. (voice vote expected)
Cal. #904, William Adams to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities. (voice vote expected)
The Senate will then proceed to a Legislative Session and resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting).  All post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will proceed to adoption of the Motion to Proceed (voice vote expected).
 

The Senate adjourned at 6:03 PM.

MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

The Senate will then convene at 2:00 PM and will be in a period of Morning Business. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to vote on confirmation of Cal. #738, Cheryl Krause to be US Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. Following the disposition of the Krause nomination, the Senate will proceed to a Legislative Session and will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting).

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. 2562 (a bill to provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration was objected to.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting).  

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #738, Cheryl Krause to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 93-0.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting).  Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 82-12.

S. Res. 495 (Summer Meals Awareness Month). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 496 (Relative to the death of former Senator Alan John Dixon). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 and will be in a period of Morning Business for one hour. At 11:00 AM, the Senate will resume the Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting), post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

The Senate adjourned at 7:09 PM and does so as a further mark of respect to former Senator Alan John Dixon.

THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

The Senate will convene for a pro forma session only with no business conducted at 1:30 PM.

The Senate will then convene at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 7, 2014 and will be in a period of Morning Business. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to vote on confirmation of Cal. #738, Cheryl Krause to be US Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. Following the disposition of the Krause nomination, the Senate will proceed to a Legislative Session and will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2363 (To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting).

The Senate convened at 1:33 PM for a pro forma session.

The Senate adjourned at 1:33 PM.

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