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Schedule for Friday, January 30, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

During Thursday’s session, an agreement was reached that at 4:30pm on Monday, February 2, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #6, H.R.203, Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. The time until 5:30pm will be equally divided in the usual form. At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of the bill.



Updates from the Floor

Cloture filed on MTP to HR 240, DHS appropriations
This morning Senator McConnell moved to proceed to Calendar #5, H.R.240, a bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and filed cloture on the motion.   By consent, the cloture vote will occur at 2:30pm on Tuesday, February 3. If cloture is invoked, all post-cloture…| More

Last vote of the week
Passage of S.1 will be the last vote of the week. the next roll call vote will be at 5:30pm on Monday, February 2, on Calendar #6, H.R.203, Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.| More

Boxer amendment agreed to by voice vote
The Boxer amendment #130 (permit savings clause) was not agreed to by voice vote.| More

Agreement to vote on H.R.203, Clay Hunt SAV Act
At 4:30pm on Monday, February 2, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #6, H.R.203, Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. The time until 5:30pm will be equally divided in the usual form. At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of the bill.| More

Amendments withdrawn
The following amendments were withdrawn:   Sullivan #67 Murkowski #98 Flake #103 Merkley #174 Tillis #102 Peters #55   2:30pm—up to 6 roll call votes (post-cloture amendments are subject to a majority affirmative vote threshold): Booker amendment #155 (new circumstances) Markey amendment #141 (delay effective date) Markey amendment #178 (oil spill liability trust fund) Cantwell…| More

Pending amendments to S. 1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline
The following amendments are pending to S.1, Keystone XL Pipeline: Markey amendment #178 (tar sands) Cantwell amendment #131 (U.S. environmental laws)    | More

Updated vote order–up to 6 votes at 11:30am
The order of the votes has changed. The first vote will be on the Daines amendment. The new order is listed below. After the cloture vote, we may vote on some of the remaining pending and germane amendments before lunch. The Vitter amendment was withdrawn.   Approx: 11:30am—up to 6 roll call votes (by consent,…| More

series of votes at 11:30am and 2:30pm, No roll call votes on Friday, Jauary 30
During leader remarks, Senator McConnell announced the Senate will be in session tomorrow, but there will be no roll call votes. The first vote of next week will be at 5:30pm on Monday, February 2. We expect to vote on passage of H.R.203, Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, on Monday.   The…| More

Agreement on S.1, Keystone–up to 7 votes at 11am and 6 votes at 2:30 tomorrow
The Senate has reached an agreement to complete action on S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone pipeline, tomorrow. As a result of this agreement, there will be a series of up to 7 roll call votes at approximately 11:00am and up to 6 roll call votes at 2:30pm tomorrow. The agreement is as follows:…| More

Collins agreed to by voice, Carper withdrawn, Roll Call Vote on Murkowski amdt
The Collins amendment #35 was agreed to by voice vote. The Carper amendment #120 was withdrawn.   5:23pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Murkowski amendment #166 (wilderness study areas); Not Agreed To: 50-48| More

Agreement to vote on several amendments to S.1, Keystone
The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on up to 18 amendments tomorrow. On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:30pm, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the following amendments in the order listed:   Cardin amendment #75 (local water supplier) Peters amendment #70 (pipeline safety) Sanders amendment #23 (solar panels) Cruz…| More

Boxer, Peters, Collins, and Murkowski amendments called up to S.1, Keystone
The following amendments have been called up to S.1, Keystone:   -Boxer amendment #130 (preserve existing permits) -Peters amendment #70 (pipeline safety) -Collins amendment #35 (school building efficiency) -Murkowski amendment #166 (wilderness study areas)   Negotiations continue on a path forward. At this point, we expect a number of amendments to be called up this…| More

No more votes today
There will be no further roll call votes during Monday’s session of the Senate.| More

Filing deadlines for Keystone XL pipeline–3pm and 5pm Monday
As a reminder, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute) and the underlying bill, S. 1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 3:00pm on Monday and the filing deadline for second degree amendments is 5:00pm Monday.| More

No more votes tonight, next vote 5:30pm Monday
The Reed amendment was tabled 49-45. Senator McConnell then filed cloture on the Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute ) and the underlying bill, S. 1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator McConnell then asked consent to vote on a series of Republican amendments and the Cardin amendment at 9:30am tomorrow, with no second…| More

objection to vote on amendments, now voting on McConnell motion to table Markey amendment #25 (tar sands excise tax).
Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Senate vote in relation to the following amendments.   Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute) (pending but not included in McConnell’s request) Vitter amendment #80, as modified (OCS) (pending but not included in McConnell’s request) Sullivan amendment #67 (prohibit arming EPA) Cardin amendment #75 (local water supplier) Murkowski amendment #98…| More

live quorum
The Senate is in a live quorum call. If a quorum is not present, we expect Senator McConnell will make a motion to request the attendance of absent senators. That would be a roll call vote.| More

roll call vote expected to begin soon
There is a chance that Senator McConnell, or his designee, moves to table one of the pending amendments this evening. This vote could come quickly. We could also have a live quorum.   Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute) Vitter amendment #80, as modified (OCS) Sullivan amendment #67 (prohibit arming EPA) Cardin amendment #75 (local water supplier)…| More

Amendments called up to S.1, Keystone pipeline
Several amendments have been called up to S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. There are now 13 first degree amendments and the Murkowski substitute amendment pending. Senator Sanders attempted to call up an additional amendment, but Senator Murkowski asked that he wait until the Republicans were ready with their next amendment so…| More

Agreement on series of up to 10 votes re: Keystone pipeline
The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 10 roll call votes that will begin at approximately 3:57pm in relation to the amendments listed below. Each amendment is subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold, except for the Cornyn and Menendez amendments, as modified, which are subject to majority votes.…| More

Series of 6 votes at 3:15pm–Keystone amendments
The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 6 roll call votes beginning at 3:15pm today. The time until 3:15pm will be equally divided in the usual form. Each amendment is subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold. Please note that the order of the amendments has changed from the…| More

State of the Union–9pm on Jan. 20, 2015
On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 9:00 p.m., President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union Speech from the Hall of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol.| More

Roll call vote/s expected at 2:45pm
We expect Senator McConnell, or his designee, to move to table the Markey amendment around 2:45pm today. We may also vote in relation to the Portman amendment and Franken amendments at that time as well. Discussions continue on the next amendments that may be offered to the bill.| More

Vote expected this afternoon
The Senate is in a period of morning business until approximately 10:30am. Following morning business, we will resume consideration of S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone pipeline. Currently, we have 3 amendments pending to the bill in addition to the substitute. Discussions continue on a path forward today. During his opening statement, Senator McConnell…| More

Next vote expected at 2:15pm on Tuesday, January 20th
The Senate has convened and resumed consideration of S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator McConnell announced during his opening remarks that he expects to vote on pending amendments at 2:15pm on Tuesday, January 20th. The Senate will not be in session on Monday, January 19, due to the Martin Luther King…| More

Agreement on first 3 Keystone amendments
The Senate has reached an agreement to yield back all remaining post-cloture time and vote (voice vote) on adoption of the motion to proceed to S. 1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Further, that the Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute) be offered. The following amendments are in order to be offered in the…| More

Morning Business
Cloture was invoked on the motion to proceed to S. 1, Keystone, by a vote of 63-32. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the motion to proceed.   The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each,…| More

5:30pm cloture vote on MTP to Keystone XL pipeline bill/other scheduling notes
The Senate has convened and has resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, with the time until 5:30pm equally divided. At 5:30pm today, there will be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the Keystone pipeline bill. If cloture is invoked, there…| More

Objection to Keystone/Cloture filed on motion to proceed to S.1, Keystone
Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that at 2:00pm on Monday, January 12th, the motion to proceed to the consideration of S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone pipeline, be agreed to;  and that Senator Murkowski be recognized to offer a substitute amendment that is the text of the committee-reported bill.   Senator Whitehouse objected.  …| More

FloorWrap-up

Wrap Up for Friday, January 30, 2015
Roll Call Votes Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.35, 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland Adopted S.Res.59, National Stalking Awareness Month Adopted S.Res.60, National Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Month Executive Business | More


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