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WorldThe Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, May 1.

Following Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 11:15am, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

At 11:15am, the Senate will proceed to a series of 3 roll call votes on the following motions:

  1. Cloture on Executive Calendar #591, Theodore David Chuang, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland
  2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #592, George Jarrod Hazel, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland
  3. Cloture on Executive Calendar #575, Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit

At 1:45pm, there will be up to 4 roll call votes on the following nominations:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #591, Theodore David Chuang, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #592, George Jarrod Hazel, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #730  Janice Marion Schneider, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #701 Suzan G. LeVine, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Swiss Confederation, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Principality of Liechtenstein
  5. After the Senate convened, Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.2262, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitive Act of 2014
  6. 11:17am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #591, Theodore David Chuang, of Maryland,to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland.Invoked: 54-43
  7. At 11:45am, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Cloture on Executive Calendar #592, George Jarrod Hazel, of Maryland,to be U.S. District Judge for the District of MarylandInvoked: 55-42
  8. At 12:02pm, the Senate began a 10-minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Cloture on Executive Calendar #575, Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas,to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth CircuitInvoked: 60-38
  9. Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that the Senate adopt the motion to proceed to S.2262, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014, that the only amendments be 5 unidentified Republican amendments related to energy policy; that each amendment be subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold, andthatfollowingthe disposition of these amendments; the bill be read a third time and theSenateproceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended (with no limitation on debate for amendments or the underlying bill).Senator Durbin objected.
  10. 1:47pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #591, Theodore David Chuang, of Maryland,to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland;Confirmed: 53-42
  11. 2:12pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #592, George Jarrod Hazel, of Maryland,to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland;Confirmed: 95-0
  12. 2:29pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #730  Janice Marion Schneider, of New York,to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior;Confirmed: 64-32
  13. Executive Calendar #701 Suzan G. LeVine, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Swiss Confederation, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Principality of Liechtenstein, was confirmed by voice vote
  14. The next votes will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, May 5 on the following nominations:
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #575, Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
    2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #703 Peter A. Selfridge, of Minnesota, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service
  15. Senator Paul asked unanimous consent the Committee on Foreign Relations be discharged from further consideration of S.2265, a bill to prohibitcertainassistance to the Palestinian Authority.Senator Menendez objected.
  16. Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2262,the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014. The cloture vote is expected to occur on Tuesday, May 6.
  17. WRAP UP
  18. Roll call votes1)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #591, Theodore David Chuang, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland; Invoked: 54-432)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #592, George Jarrod Hazel, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland;  Invoked: 55-42

    3)     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #575, Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; Invoked: 60-38

    4)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #591, Theodore David Chuang, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland; Confirmed: 53-42

    5)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #592, George Jarrod Hazel, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland; Confirmed: 95-0

    6)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #730  Janice Marion Schneider, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior; Confirmed: 64-32

     

    Legislative items

    Began the Rule 14 process of S.2280, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval bill (Hoeven-Landrieu-others) in order to place the bill on the Legislative Calendar.

     

    Additional Executive items

    Confirmed Executive Calendar #701 Suzan G. LeVine, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Swiss Confederation, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Principality of Liechtenstein by voice vote. 

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  20. Last Floor Action:
    2:46:33 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 2, 2014.

Last Floor Action:
10:17:02 A.M. -H.R. 4487
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment No. 4.

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