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Schedule for Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will enter Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #21, Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General. By consent, there will be 2 hours of debate, equally divided, followed by a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination. If cloture is invoked, there will then be 2 hours of debate prior to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Lynch nomination.

Thursday at approximately 11:40am (if all time is used)

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General

Thursday at approximately 2:00pm (if all time is used)

  1. Confirmation of Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General



Updates from the Floor

Agreement on Dava J. Newman–5:30pm vote Monday
The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Newman nomination (NASA) on Monday, April 27th at 5:30pm.   Under the order, at 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #75, the nomination of Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Administrator of NASA. There will…| More

Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015
The Senate has begun consideration of H.R.1191. Senator Corker offered substitute amendment #1140, which is the text of S.615, as reported by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. S. 615 is the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.| More

Morning Business until 3:00pm
The Senate confirmed the Lynch nomination by a vote of 56-43.   The Senate is in a period of morning business until 3:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   At 3:00pm, the Senate will agree to the motion to proceed to H.R. 1191, the legislative vehicle for the…| More

Last vote of the day
The vote on confirmation of the Lynch nomination will be the last vote of the day. The next vote is expected to occur at 5:30pm on Monday. That vote will likely be on confirmation of the nomination of Dava Newman to be Deputy Administrator of NASA.| More

Agreement to begin Iran bill at 3pm today
The Senate has entered an agreement to begin consideration of the Iran Congressional Review Act at 3:00pm today for debate only.   At 3:00pm, the Senate will agree to the motion to proceed to H.R. 1191. Under the previous order, Senator Corker, or his designee, will offer the substitute amendment, which is the text of…| More

Next vote on confirmation of Lynch nomination around 1:30pm
Cloture was invoked on the Lynch nomination by a vote of 66-34. There will now be up to 2 hours for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. We hope to be able to yield back some time and begin the confirmation vote at 1:30pm range. If all time is…| More

Cloture vote on Lynch nomination expected around 11:40am
Following the remarks of Senator Feinstein and Senator McCaskill, we anticipate we will yield the remaining time and then vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the lynch nomination. The vote is expected to begin in the 11:35-11:40am range.| More

Cloture on Lynch expected to occur no later than 11:55am
The Senate has resumed consideration of Executive Calendar #21, the nomination of Loretta Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General. There will now be up to 2 hours for debate equally divided prior to a cloture vote on the nomination. If all time is used, the vote would begin around 11:55am. Time may be…| More

Agreement of Loretta Lynch nomination (Attorney General)
By unanimous consent, when the Senate resumes consideration of Executive Calendar #21, the nomination of Loretta Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General, on Thursday, April 23 (approximately 9:40am), there will be 2 hours for debate equally divided prior to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination. If cloture is…| More

2:00pm—Up to 6 roll call votes and then 11 voice votes expected:
2:00pm—Up to 6 roll call votes and then 11 voice votes expected: Cornyn SA #1127 (side by side to Leahy #290) Leahy SA #290 (Reauthorize Homeless and Runaway Youth) Brown SA #311 (parental rights) Burr SA #1121 (sex offender list) Kirk SA #273, as modified (commercial advertising) Passage of S.178, as amended, Justice for Victims…| More

2 votes at 10:50am–trafficking amendments
At 9:51am, the Senate resumed consideration of S.178, Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act of 2015. Senator Cornyn withdrew the pending Cornyn amendment and offered amendment #1124. There will now be up to 1 hour for debate prior to a vote in relation to the Leahy amendment #301 and Cornyn amendment #1124. If all…| More

Agreement on S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015–cloture filed on Lynch
The Senate has reached an agreement to complete action of S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. As a result of this agreement, there will be 2 roll call votes at approximately 10:40am and 6 roll call votes at 2:00pm. Prior to locking in the agreement Senator Wyden asked that the request be…| More

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
The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Executive Calendar #24, the nomination of George C. Hanks, Jr., of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. At 5:00pm on Monday, April 20, the Senate will proceed to the nomination. There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided.…| More

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)
Senator Sanders made a motion to instruct the conferees to insist that the final conference report on the budget include a deficit neutral reserve fund for legislation related to retirement benefits, which may not include legislation cutting benefits under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program established under title II of the Social Security Act,…| More

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
At 11:00am, the Senate laid down the House message on S.Con.Res.11, Budget. There will now be up to 10 hours equally divided on the House Message.   Senator Enzi made a compound motion to go to conference. He moved to disagree in the House amendment, agree to the request by the House for a committee…| More

Budget votes expected tomorrow evening
Tomorrow we anticipate the Republicans will move to go to conference on the Senate budget resolution. Once the compound motion to go to conference is made, there  would be 1 hour for debate on the motion. We expect a roll call vote on the compound motion to go to conference on the budget resolution in…| More

Trafficking–Cornyn amendment offered, cloture filed on amendment
Following passage of H.R.2, the Senate resumed consideration of S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. Then, Senator Portman withdrew his pending amendments (SA #271 and SA #270) and the Vitter second degree SA #284 fell.   Senator McConnell then offered Cornyn amendment #1120 (Hyde) and filed cloture on the Cornyn amendment. The…| More

Agreement on Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015–up to 8 votes at 7:10pm
The Senate has reached an agreement to consider H.R.2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, tonight. Under the order, at 7:10pm today, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.2, which was received from the House, and the only amendments in order be the following:   Cornyn #1114 (repeal individual mandate);…| More

5:30pm vote on Bennett nomination–week ahead
The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   At 5:00pm, the Senate will turn to the consideration of Executive Calendar #23, Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. There will be…| More

Senate has reconvened–Agreement to complete action on Budget–
The Brown amendment #994 was agreed to by voice vote.   The Senate will now vote in relation to the following amendments (senators are asked to vote from their seats) and on passage of the Budget resolution:   Vitter SA#811 (No Washington exemption-healthcare) Warren SA#1094 (social security) Lee SA#855 (reconciliation) Cardin SA#367 (voter suppression) Rubio…| More

Roll Call Vote on Portman SA #689 (dynamic scoring)
6:55pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Portman # 689 (dynamic scoring); Agreed To: 59-41| More

FloorWrap-up

Wrap Up for Thursday, April 23, 2015
Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #21, Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; invoked: 66-34. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #21, Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; confirmed: 56-43. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.149, recognizing the importance and inspiration of the Hubble Space Telescope. Adopted… | More


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