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Follow legislative action on the Senate Floor with our updates throughout the day. All updates from Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic staff are listed below.

Today In The Senate

We prepare a Daily Summary with each day's expected Senate schedule.

Schedule for pro formas, Wednesday October 15, and Wednesday November 12
The Senate stands adjourned and will convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times unless the Senate receives a message from the House that it has adopted S.Con.Res.44, the adjournment resolution: –           Monday, September 22nd at 4:00pm –           Thursday, September 25th at 12:00 noon –           Monday, September 29th at ...
November 12, 2014

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Wrap Up

Our Wrap Up compiles Senate unanimous consent items and other business at the end of the legislative day.

Wrap Up for Thursday, September 18, 2014
Roll Call Votes Cruz motion to table Reid amendment #3852 to H.J.Res.124, the CR; Not agreed to: 50-50 Motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124; Invoked: 73-27 Passage of H.J.Res.124, the CR; Passed: 78-22 Legislative Business Passed S.Con.Res.44, Adjournment Resolution Passed H.R.4323 – Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014 Passed H.R.83 – Insular Areas, Energy ...
September 18, 2014

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Votes

Results of the latest Senate Roll Call votes.

Roll call vote on passage of CR
6:18pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on passage of H.J.Res.124, the Continuing Resolution through December 12, ...
September 18, 2014

Roll Call Vote on cloture on CR
5:58pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call on the motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution through ...
September 18, 2014

Roll Call Vote on Cruz motion to table Reid amendment to the CR
5:28pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Cruz motion to table Reid amendment #3852 to ...
September 18, 2014

Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Bass nomination (Amb. to Turkey)
12:02pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #956, John R. Bass, to ...
September 17, 2014

Roll Call Vote confirmation of Burns nomination (NRC)
2:41pm, The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1004, Stephen G. Burns, of ...
September 16, 2014

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Schedule for pro formas, Wednesday October 15, and Wednesday November 12

The Senate stands adjourned and will convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times unless the Senate receives a message from the House that it has adopted S.Con.Res.44, the adjournment resolution: –           Monday, September 22nd at 4:00pm –           Thursday, September 25th at 12:00 noon –           Monday, September 29th at 12:00…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, September 18, 2014

Roll Call Votes Cruz motion to table Reid amendment #3852 to H.J.Res.124, the CR; Not agreed to: 50-50 Motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124; Invoked: 73-27 Passage of H.J.Res.124, the CR; Passed: 78-22 Legislative Business Passed S.Con.Res.44, Adjournment Resolution Passed H.R.4323 – Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014 Passed H.R.83 – Insular Areas, Energy Action…

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Agreement on Moss and May nominations; Cloture filed on House Message to accompany S.1086; 2 roll call votes at 5:30pm on November 12th; 3 votes on November 13th

The Senate has reached an agreement that notwithstanding Rule 22, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., the Senate proceed to Executive Session and vote on cloture on Executive Calendar numbers 853(Moss), and 855 (May); further, that if cloture is invoked on either of these nominations, that on Thursday, November 13, 2014,  at 2:15…

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Nominations confirmed by voice votes

The following nominations were confirmed by voice votes: Executive Calendar #893, Mark William Lippert, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Executive Calendar #524, Adam M. Scheinman, to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador Executive Calendar #959, Kevin F. O’Malley, to be Ambassador to Ireland Executive…

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Roll call vote on passage of CR

6:18pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on passage of H.J.Res.124, the Continuing Resolution through December 12, 2014. Passed: 78-22.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on CR

5:58pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call on the motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution through December 12, 2014. Invoked: 73-27.

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Roll Call Vote on Cruz motion to table Reid amendment to the CR

5:28pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Cruz motion to table Reid amendment #3852 to H.J.Res.124, the Continuing Resolution; Not agreed to: 50-50

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Lenhardt nomination agreement–3 votes around 5:30pm–or a little earler

Upon the use or yielding back of time, we expect 3 roll call votes related to the Continuing Resolution. Some time may be yielded back and we could begin voting earlier than 5:30pm. We do not expect the Republicans to raise a budget point of order.   There will then be a series of voice…

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Objection to Paul request to vote on Syria amendment

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent that it be in order to call up amendment #3856 (strikes section 149: Syria).   Senator Mikulski objected.

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CR – Up to 4 votes around 5:35pm, if all time is used

The Senate has resumed consideration of H.J.Res.124, the Continuing Resolution. Senator Reid offered a series of technical amendments to the joint resolution and filed cloture on the joint resolution. There will now be up to 4 ½ hours for debate prior to a series of votes in relation to the following items: -Sessions, or his…

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