The Senate has reached an agreement that results in 3 roll call votes at 11:15am tomorrow. Those votes will be in relation to the following items:
– Toomey amendment #115 (expect a point of order and motion to waive with 60-vote threshold);
– Mikulski-Shelby substitute amendment #26, as amended (majority vote threshold); and
– Cloture on H.R.993, Continuing Appropriations (60-vote threshold).
If cloture on the underlying bill is invoked, the clock (30 hours) will begin counting as if cloture had been invoked at 1am on Wednesday, March 20.
Once the substitute amendment is adopted, no further amendments are in order to the underlying bill. In light of this parliamentary situation, we hope the Republicans (Senator Moran) will allow us to yield back the post-cloture time and vote on passage of the bill. Upon disposition of the Continuing Appropriations bill, the Senate will begin consideration of S.Con.Res.8, the Budget resolution.