Senate Democrats

Up to 5 votes at 8:10pm tonight, 6 votes at 11am Friday

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of 5 votes at 8:10pm tonight, 6 votes at 11am tomorrow, and provides for the commencement of the so-called vote-a-rama around 3pm tomorrow. All votes after the first vote tonight will be 10 minutes in duration with 2 minutes for debate equally divided between each vote. No amendments are in order to the amendments or motion in this agreement prior to the votes in relation to the amendment. Following the votes tonight, the remainder of tonight’s session will be for debate only on the Budget resolution.

 

Up to 5 votes at 8:10pm tonight:

-          Sessions motion to recommit (budget balance by 2023)

-          Murray #433 (Paul Ryan Budget)

-          Hatch #297 (medical device repeal)

-          Stabenow #432 (vouchers)

-          Grassley #156 (reserve fund-tax reform)

 

 

Up to 6 votes at 11am tomorrow:

-          Mikulski #431 (equal pay)

-          Ayotte #158 (prohibits budget with revenue increase while unemployment is above 5.5%)

-          Cruz #202 (reserve fund to repeal PPACA and Education reconciliation)

-          Murray #439 (side by side to Crapo PPACA)

-          Crapo #222 (reserve fund re: repeal tax increase under PPACA for low and middle income Americans)

-          Shaheen #438 (women’s health)

 

2 hours for debate

 

Vote-a-rama!

-          Democratic amendment

-          Republican alternative to Shaheen (women’s health)

 

 

Text of the agreement is as follows:

 

Leader:            I ask unanimous consent that the pending motion be set aside and the following amendments to S.Con.Res.8 be called up:

-          Murray #433;

-          Hatch #297;

-          Stabenow #432;

-          Grassley #156;

-          Mikulski #431;

-          Ayotte #158;

-          Cruz #202;

-          Murray #439;

-          Crapo #222; and

-          Shaheen #438.

That the time until 8:10pm be equally divided between the two managers, or their designees, prior to votes in relation to the Sessions motion and the first four amendments listed; that all after the first vote this evening be 10 minute votes; that there be two minutes equally divided in the usual form prior to each vote; that no amendments be in order to the motion or any of the amendments prior to the votes in relation to these items; that following the votes this evening, the remainder of today’s session be for debate only on the concurrent resolution; further, that when the Senate convenes at 9am on Friday, March 22nd, the Senate resume consideration of S.Con.Res.8 with the time until 11am equally divided between the two managers, or their designees; that at 11am, the Senate proceed to votes in relation to the remaining amendments listed above; that there be two minutes equally divided prior to each vote and all after the first vote in this sequence be ten minute votes; that upon disposition of the last amendment listed, there be two hours equally divided between the two managers, or their designees, remaining on the concurrent resolution; finally, the next amendment in order be an amendment from the Majority side to be followed by a Republican alternative to Shaheen #438.

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