The Senate will meet on the following dates at the following times for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted:
– Friday, March 14th at 10:30am
– Tuesday, March 18th at 10:30am and
– Friday, March 21st at 9:00am.
The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, March 24, 2014.
Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2124, the Ukraine Act.
At 5:30pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2124.
As a reminder to all Senators, on Thursday, March 13th, cloture was filed on the following items in the following order:
– Motion to proceed to Calendar #329, S.2124, a bill to support sovereignty and democracy in Ukraine, and for other purposes.
– Executive Calendar #581, Christopher Reid Cooper, of D.C., to be U.S. District Judge for D.C.
– Executive Calendar #582, M. Douglas Harpool, of Missouri, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri
– Executive Calendar #583, Gerald Austin McHugh, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and
– Executive Calendar #584, Edward G. Smith, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
As a reminder when cloture is filed sequentially on several items, the Senate will consider one motion at a time. If cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed to S.2124 and once the motion to proceed is adopted (30 hours after cloture is invoked) or if cloture is not invoked, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and vote on the next motion to invoke cloture on the Cooper nomination. If cloture is invoked on any of the US District Judge nominations, there will be up to 2 hours of debate equally divided and controlled on the nomination prior to confirmation of the nomination.
Last Floor Action:
10:04:27 A.M. – The Speaker announced
that the House do now adjourn.
The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on
March 24, 2014.
|10:00:17 A.M.||The House convened, starting a new legislative day.|
|10:00:34 A.M.||The Speaker designated the Honorable Luke Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.|
|10:01:08 A.M.||Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.|
|10:02:09 A.M.||The Chair announced that pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 515, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.|
|10:02:13 A.M.||PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.|
|10:02:44 A.M.||The House received a communication from Christa Mecadon, Constituent Caseworker for the Honorable Matt Cartwright. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Mecadon notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County of Luzerne, for testimony in a criminal case and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the precedents and privileges of the House.|
|10:03:13 A.M.||The House received a communication from the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Mr. Shuster notified the House that on March 13, 2014, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure met in open session to consider resolutions to authorize 14 prospectuses, including three leases, ten alteration projects, a one project design, included in the General Services Administration’s FY2013 and FY2014 Capital Investment and Leasing Programs and transmitted copies of the adopted resolutions.|
|10:04:27 A.M.||The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 24, 2014.|