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Schedule for Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, with the time equally divided until 11:00am. The filing deadline for all second degree amendments to the Cornyn amendment #1120 is 10:30am. By rule, the cloture vote on the Cornyn amendment will begin at approximately 11:00am (1 hour after the Senate convenes including Leader remarks).

At 2:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #1, Russell Deyo, to be Under Secretary for Management, DHS, and Executive Calendar #51, Jonodev Chaudhuri, to be Chairman of National Indian Gaming Commission.

Approximately 11:00am—1 roll call vote

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the Cornyn amendment #1120 to S.178

Approximately 2:00pm—1 roll call vote, 1 voice vote expected

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1, Russell Deyo, of New Jersey, to be Under Secretary for Management, DHS

2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #51, Jonodev Chaudhuri, of Arizona, to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (voice vote expected)



Updates from the Floor

Agreement to proceed to Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act at a time to be determined
  Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, with concurrence of the Democratic Leader, the motion to proceed to Calendar #30, H.R.1191, and that if the motion to proceed is agreed to, Senator Corker or his designee, be recognized to offer a substitute amendment that is…| More

Agreement on Hanks nomination–5:30pm vote Monday
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Cloture on Cornyn amendment vitiated–next vote at 2:00pm
The cloture vote on Cornyn amendment #1120 has been vitiated. As a result, there will not be a vote at 11:00am. Discussions on the Trafficking bill continue. The next vote will occur at 2:00pm.   Approximately 2:00pm—1 roll call vote, 1 voice vote expected 1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1, Russell Deyo, of New Jersey,…| More

No votes on Friday, May 1
There will be no roll call votes on Friday, May 1| More

Agreement on Deyo and Chaudhuri nominations
The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Deyo (Under Secretary for Management, DHS) and Chaudhuri (Indian Gaming Commission) nominations at 2:00pm on Thursday, April 16. We expect a roll call vote on Deyo and a voice vote on Chaudhuri.   Thursday:   11:00am—1 roll call vote: Motion to invoke cloture…| More

Vote series of Motions To Instruct vote sequence
All time has been yielded back. At approximately 4:20pm the Senate will begin voting on the following motions in the order listed. All votes after the first will be 10 minute votes. There will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided between each vote.   Brown (Too Big To Fail) Sanders (postal service) Burr (student…| More

Pending Motions to Instruct re: H.Con.Res.11, the Budget Resolution
Motions To Instruct: Brown (Wall Street Banks) Sanders (postal service) Burr (student loans) Warren (student loans) Sanders (social security) Schatz (same sex marriage benefits) Bennet (climate change) Fischer (side by side to Mikulski) Mikulski (equal pay for equal work) Fischer (side by side to Murray) Murray (paid sick leave) Murray (eliminate sequestration) Stabenow (Medicare cuts)| More

Sanders motion to instruct Budget conferees (deficit neutral reserve fund for Social Security)
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Recess until 2:00pm
The Senate stands in recess until 2:00pm for the bipartisan luncheon.| More

House Message on S.Con.Res. 11, Budget–1 vote at noon
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Budget votes expected tomorrow evening
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Trafficking–Cornyn amendment offered, cloture filed on amendment
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Agreement on Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015–up to 8 votes at 7:10pm
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5:30pm vote on Bennett nomination–week ahead
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Senate has reconvened–Agreement to complete action on Budget–
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Roll Call Vote on Portman SA #689 (dynamic scoring)
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Roll Call Vote on Durbin amendment #817
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Pending amendments to S.Con.Res.11, Budget
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Daines calls up amendments on Guns and Postal Reform
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Series of up to 8 votes at 4:45pm
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FloorWrap-up

Wrap Up for Thursday, April 16, 2015
Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1, Russell Deyo, of New Jersey, to be Under Secretary for Management, DHS; confirmed: 95-2. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.137, 70th anniversary of Roosevelt University. Adopted S.Res.138, Providence College Men’s Ice Hockey Team. Adopted S.Res.139, 20th anniversary of the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Began the… | More


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