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Reid delays votes on ‘important’ nominees

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) delayed votes on two "important" nominations for more than two weeks.

On Friday, the Senate was suppose to consider and confirm the nominations of Michelle Friedland to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit and David Weil to be administrator of the Department of Labor’s wage and hour division. But after members complained about having to work on a Friday, Reid decided to postpone those votes until after a two-week Easter recess.

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Thursday: House to finish budget work, nominations in Senate

The House will finish consideration of the GOP 2015 budget on Thursday.

The chamber will hold a final vote on the measure, along with votes on two remaining substitute amendments from the Republican Study Committee and House Democratic Caucus.

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Senate set to address gender wage gap

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) set up votes for later this week on the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Reid filed cloture on a motion to proceed to S. 2199, which aims to close the wage gap between women and men working equivalent jobs. That procedural vote will happen Wednesday unless there is agreement to vote sooner.

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