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Schedule for Friday pro forma and Monday, August 3, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, July 31, for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.

 

Following Friday’s pro forma, the Senate will adjourn until 2:00pm on Monday, August 3, 2015.

 

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. At 5:30pm, there will be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.1881.



Updates from the Floor

Portman asks UC to pass H.R.212; Udall asks UC to pass H.R.212 and S.1523; Portman objects
Senator Portman asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass by voice vote H.R.212, Drinking Water Protection Act.   Senator Udall countered the request by asking that the Senate take up and pass by voice vote H.R.212 and S.1523, to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, en bloc.   Senator Portman objected.| More

Cloture filed on MTP to S. 1881, Planned Parenthood
Senator McConnell moved to proceed to S.1881 and filed cloture on the motion. S. 1881, is a bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed is expected to occur at 5:30pm on Monday, August 3.| More

Grassley objects to votes on Donnelly, Vildardo, and DeArcy nominations (NY district judges)
Senator Schumer asked unanimous consent the Senate vote on confirmation of the Donnelly, Vildardo, and DeArcy nominations. Senator Grassley objected.     Executive Calendar #139, Ann Donnelly, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York   Executive Calendar #140, Lawrence Joseph Vilardo, to be United States District Judge for the Western…| More

12 noon and 1:45pm votes, Senate adopted National Whistleblower Appreciation Day resolution
As a reminder, at 12:00 noon today, there will be a roll call vote on passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway/Transportation Reauthorization and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization)   At 1:45pm, there will be a vote on passage of H.R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvements Act of 2015 (3-month extension to October 29, 2015…| More

Senate is post-cloture on H.R.22, as amended
The Senate is now post-cloture on H.R.22, as amended. Under the previous order, the 30-hour post-cloture time began as if invoked at 6:00am today; we expect the time to expire around 12:00 noon tomorrow, Thursday, July 30.| More

Floor Update: Wednesday morning vote series re:Highway
By unanimous consent, at 10:00am, all post-cloture time on the McConnell substitute amendment #2266 will be considered expired and the Senate will proceed to a series of votes (3 voice votes and 2 roll call votes are expected, further procedural votes are possible). Further, if cloture is invoked on H.R.22, as amended, if amended, the…| More

Recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm
The Senate has reconvened and resumed consideration of H.R.22.   Yesterday, the Senate adopted an amendment to reauthorize the Export Import Bank and invoked cloture on the substitute amendment, as amended.  The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings, with the time counting post-cloture.   Senators will be…| More

Cloture invoked on transportation substitute–McConnell filled amendment tree
By a vote of 62-32, cloture was invoked on the highway/transportation substitute amendment #2266, as amended.   Senator McConnell then filled the amendment tree. The pending amendments are listed below.   The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am tomorrow. The time during the adjournment counts post-cloture. If all time is used, the post-cloture debate time would…| More

Roll Call Vote on Kirk SA #2327 (Export-Import Bank Reauthorization)
The McConnell motion to instruct was agreed to by a vote of 79-14. A quorum was present.   The Senate tabled McConnell amendment #2329 (2 month extension) by a voice vote. The second degree amendment (SA#2330) fell as well.   Senator Reid then made a germaneness point of order against McConnell amendment #2328 (ACA). The…| More

10:00pm live quorum
We still expect a live quorum at 10:00pm. Senators are asked to report to the floor. The clerk will note they are present when they are on the floor.   Following the live quorum, there will be some votes. The exact number of roll call votes are yet to be determined. At a minimum, there…| More

Recess until 9:15pm–nominations confirmed and Louisiana resolution adopted–second degree filing deadline
The Senate stands in recess until 9:15pm, with the time counting post-cloture. We anticipate a live quorum call around 10:00pm. The schedule for tonight is a bit fluid. Once a quorum is established, we anticipate a voice vote on a motion to table the McConnell amendment to the underlying bill. Then we need to dispose…| More

Lee appealing the ruling of the chair
Senator Lee tried to call up amendment #2282 (defund Planned Parenthood). Senator Boxer objected and the chair ruled that the amendment is not in order. Senator Lee appealed the ruling of the chair, asked for the yeas and nays on the appeal. There was not a sufficient second and the Senate voted on the appeal…| More

Cloture invoked on Ex-Im amendment
By a vote of 67-26, cloture was invoked on the Kirk amendment #2327 (Export-Import reauthorization). There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate.   After failing to achieve a sufficient second, the Senate sustained the ruling of the chair by a voice vote.   The Senate is in a quorum call. Another…| More

Cruz attempt to call up first degree amendment (Iran) when tree was no slots were available
Senator Cruz attempted to called up amendment #2301 to the McConnell amendment #2266, as modified.   The chair ruled that the amendment is not in order to be offered as it is inconsistent with the Senate’s precedents with respect to the offering of amendments, their number degree, and kind.   Senator Cruz appealed the ruling…| More

Pending Amendments to H.R.22, legislative vehicle for the Highway bill
McConnell amendment #2266, as modified (highway substitute) McConnell first degree amendment #2421 to SA #2266 (highway/transportation with technical changes and without Ex-Im) McConnell for Inhofe second degree amendment #2533 to SA #2421 (highway/transportation with technical changes and with Ex-Im) McConnell first degree amendment to underlying bill SA #2417 (date change) McConnell second degree amendment #2418…| More

Cloture filed on amdt to repeal ACA, Ex-Im reauth, subst, and H.R.22
The motion to proceed to H.R.22 was agreed to 51-26.   Senator McConnell then offered the following amendments (substitute, ExIm, repeal ACA, 2 month extension, and date change):   McConnell amendment #2266, as modified (highway substitute) McConnell for Kirk first degree amendment # 2327 (Ex-Im reauthorization) McConnell second degree amendment # 2328 to SA #2327…| More

9:00AM vote on adoption of MTP to H.R.22 (HWY) / no votes tonight
The Senate continues to debate the motion to proceed to H.R.22, post-cloture. Under regular order, the post-cloture time would expire at 2:00am. Senator McConnell announced that we will vote on adoption of the motion to proceed at 9:00am tomorrow, Friday, July 24. We expect that to be a roll call vote. There will be no…| More

No more votes today
Cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.22, the legislative vehicle for the highway bill, upon reconsideration, was invoked by a vote of 62-36. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. There will be no further roll call votes today.| More

Recess subject to the call of the Chair
The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.| More

cloture vote at 2:15pm expected to be delayed until 4:00pm
The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.   There is a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2, the legislative vehicle Senator McConnell intends to use for a highway bill, scheduled to begin at 2:15pm today, but we expect it to be delayed until 4:00pm.| More

Morning Business
The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   There will be no further roll call votes this week.| More

Amendments agreed to by voice votes / Next votes at 1:45pm
The Senate agreed to the remaining pending amendments, including the Peters and substitute amendments, by voice votes.   At 1:45pm, there will be a cloture vote on S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act, as amended. If cloture is invoked, there will be 4 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on passage of S.1177,…| More

10:45am vote series re: education
The Senate has resumed consideration of S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, post cloture. Under the previous order, there will be a series of roll call votes beginning at 10:45am. The vote sequence can be found below. We expect roll call votes on Cruz SA #2180 through Casey SA #2242 and voice votes on…| More

2:15pm cloture vote on motion to proceed to H.R.22, shell for highway legislation
By unanimous consent, the cloture vote on the McConnell motion to proceed to H.R.22, the House revenue shell that will be used for the highway legislation, will occur at 2:15pm on Tuesday, July 21.| More

Up to 4 roll call votes at 3:15pm
At 3:15pm, there will be up to 4 roll call votes in relation to the following amendments:   Markey SA #2176 (climate) (60-vote threshold); Heitkamp SA #2171 (mental health) (60-vote threshold); Kirk SA #2161 (resource equity) (60-vote threshold); and Murphy SA #2241 (accountability) (60-vote threshold).   Wicker SA #2144 (climate) was withdrawn.| More

Agreement on S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act
The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a cloture vote on the substitute at approximately 12:30pm today. We expect an additional series of votes this afternoon (could be around 3pm) and more tomorrow morning.   Under the order, it is in order to call up a number of amendments and agree to a…| More

10:00am 2nd degree filing deadline–10:30am cloture vote–Every Child Achieves Act
As a reminder, the filing deadline for second degree amendments to Alexander amendment #2089 (substitute) and S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, is 10:00am today. If cloture is invoked, amendments must be germane and timely filed post-cloture. Please send a signed copy of any amendments to the cloakroom prior to the deadline so that we…| More

Cotton objects to votes on Court of Federal Claims nominations
Senator Coons asked unanimous consent the Senate vote on confirmation of 5 Court of Federal Claims nominations, Firestone, Halkowski, McCarthy, Somers, and Bonilla.   Senator Cotton objected.   Senator Coons then asked consent the Senate vote on confirmation of 3 of those nominations, Halkowski, Somers, and Bonilla.   Senator Cotton objected.   List of nominations:…| More

Recess until 2:15pm–votes at 4:00pm
The Booker amendment was agreed to 56-40. The Senate then agreed to the Portman and Bennet amendments by voice votes.   The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm.   The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 2:30pm.   The next votes will begin at 4:00pm. Currently, we expect 3 roll calls and 1 voice…| More

Alexander objection to calling up Casey universal pre-K amendment
Senator Casey asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Casey amendment #2152 (universal pre-K). Senator Alexander objected and asked that the sponsors come up with a different way to pay for the amendment.| More

Cloture filed on S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act, and substitute
This evening Senator McConnell filed cloture on Alexander-Murray amendment #2089 (substitute) and S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act. The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the substitute and the underlying bill is 2:30pm tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14. Amendments must be germane and timely filed to be considered in order post-cloture.| More

Morning Business until 4:30pm / RCV on Hatch at 5:30pm
Morning business has been extended until 4:30pm. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act.   At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote in relation to Hatch-Markey amendment #2080 (student privacy policy) and Kaine amendment #2118 (post-secondary remediation). We expect a roll call vote on Hatch and a voice…| More

Morning Business
The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.| More

Pending amendments to S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act
The following amendments are pending to S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act: Alexander-Murray SA #2089 (substitute) Peters SA #2095 (financial literacy) Warren SA #2120 (cross-tabulation) Kirk SA #2161  (student resources) Scott SA #2132 (low-income children) Hatch-Markey SA #2080 (student privacy) Franken SA #2093 (student non-discrimination) Kaine SA #2118 (post-secondary remediation)  | More

Managers Package agreed to / Amendments offered / 5:30pm Monday vote(s)
By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to the following amendments en bloc:   Gardner SA #2083 (concurrent enrollment programs at eligible schools) McCaskill SA #2092 (teacher consortium) Gillibrand SA #2108 (STEM for underrepresented students) Gardner SA #2119 (charter school reps) Casey SA #2131  (children with disabilities) Klobuchar SA #2138 (STEM)   The Following amendments were…| More

S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act, is the pending business
The Senate has resumed consideration of S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act.| More

Cloture filed on motion to go to conference on NDAA–2 votes at 1:45pm
Senator McConnell made a compound motion to go to conference on H.R.1735, NDAA, and filed cloture on the motion.   There will be 2 roll call votes at 1:45pm on the following motions:   Cloture on the McConnell compound motion to go to conference on H.R.1735, NDAA Reed motion to instruct conferees on OCO funding…| More

Portman, Manchin, Kaine, Heller, Feinstein Fischer amendments agreed to by voice votes
  The following amendments were agreed to by voice votes: Portman SA#2147 (recovery support services) Manchin SA #2103 (volunteerism and community service) Kaine SA#2096 (career and technical education) Heller SA #2121 (consultation with governors) Feinstein SA #2087 (homeless certification) Fischer SA #2079 (local governance)| More

FloorWrap-up

Wrap Up for Thursday, July 30, 2015
Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway/Transportation Reauthorization and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization); passed: 65-34. Passage of R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvements Act of 2015 (3-month extension to October 29, 2015 for highways) [60 vote affirmative threshold]; passed: 91-4.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.236, Designating July 30, 2015, as “National… | More


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