Morning business for 1 hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.
Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.2918, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act with the time until 4:30pm equally divided and controlled between Senators Nelson (NE) & Murkowski or their designees. If any points of order are raised, any roll call votes on the motion(s) to waive will occur at approximately 4:30pm. Therefore, Senators can expect a series of at least 3 roll call votes at approximately 4:30pm.
12:30pm – 2:15pm recess for the weekly party luncheons
At approximately 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the following items.
Nelson (NE) motion to waive McCain Rule 28 point of order with respect to the conference report to accompany H.R.2918, Legislative Branch Appropriations and the Continuing Resolution; – Nelson (NE) motion to waive all applicable points of order with respect to the Gregg point of order that the conference report violates Section 904 of the Budget Act; and – Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2918.
Following the votes, the Senate will recess until 6:30pm for a Senators-only briefing.
At 6:30pm, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3326, the DoD Appropriations bill. There will then be 2 minutes of debate prior to a roll call vote in relation to the McCain amendment #2558 (C-17).
The Senate is now considering H.R.3326, the DoD Approps bill.