Senate Democrats

Agreement on next amendments to S.649, gun safety legislation; 9 RCV @ 4:00pm

The Senate has reached an agreement for 8 additional amendments to be in order S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.  The Manchin-Toomey amendment #715 (background checks) is currently pending to the bill.  The agreement results in a series of up to 9 roll call votes at approximately 4:00pm on Wednesday, April 17th.  The details of the agreement are below.

 

It is in order for the Manchin-Toomey amendment #715 to be set aside and the following amendments to be called up:

–          Grassley substitute amendment consistent with the summary which is at the desk;

–          Leahy-Collins amendment #713 (trafficking);

–          Cornyn amendment #719 (conceal carry);

–          Feinstein amendment #711 (assault weapons/clip bans);

–          Burr amendment #720 (veterans/guns);

–          Lautenberg-Blumenthal amendment #714 (high capacity clip ban)

–          Barrasso amendment #717 (privacy) and

–          Harkin-Alexander amendment relative to mental health, the text of which is at the desk.

 

Following Leader remarks on Wednesday, April 17th, the time until 4:00pm will be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, to debate the amendments concurrently.

 

At approximately 4:00pm, the Senate will proceed to a series of up to 9 roll call votes in the order listed below.  All amendments will be subject to a 60 affirmative-vote threshold. No other amendments or motions to commit are in order to any of these amendments or to the bill prior to these votes. There will be 2 minutes of debate equally divided prior to each vote. All votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration.

–          Manchin-Toomey amendment #715

–          Grassley substitute amendment consistent with the summary which is at the desk;

–          Leahy-Collins amendment #713 (trafficking);

–          Cornyn amendment #719 (conceal carry);

–          Feinstein amendment #711 (assault weapons/clip bans);

–          Burr amendment #720 (veterans/guns);

–          Lautenberg-Blumenthal amendment #714 (high capacity clip ban)

–          Barrasso amendment #717 (privacy) and

–          Harkin-Alexander amendment relative to mental health, the text of which is at the desk.

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