Senate Democrats

3 cloture motions filed: S.954, the Farm bill; mtp to S.953, mtp to S.1003, student loan bills

During Tuesday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the following items in the following order:

-          S.954, the Farm bill.

-          Motion to proceed to S.1003, A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reset interest rates for new student loans (Coburn) and

-          Motion to proceed to S.953, the Student Loan Affordability Act (Reed).

 

The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.954, the Farm bill is 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 5th. The filing deadline for second degree amendments is 9:45am on Thursday, June 6th.

 

At 10:00am on Thursday, there will be 3 roll call votes in relation to the following in the following order:

-          Motion to invoke cloture on S.954, the Farm bill,

-          Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1003, A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reset interest rates for new student loans (Coburn) and

-          Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.953, the Student Loan Affordability Act (Reed).

 

 

Details of the agreement are below.

 

If cloture is invoked on S.954, the Farm bill, the Senate will proceed vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #76, S.1003 [Republican bill]. Upon conclusion of the vote, notwithstanding cloture having been invoked on S.1003, if it is invoked on S.1003, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #74, S.953 [Democratic bill].

 

Upon conclusion of the cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.953 [Democratic bill], and notwithstanding cloture having been invoked, if it is invoked on S.953, the Senate will resume consideration of S.954, the Farm bill, post-cloture, if cloture was invoked on S.954.

 

Upon disposition of S.954, the Farm bill, if cloture was invoked on either of the motions to proceed to S.953 or S.1003, the Senate then will resume the motion to proceed on which cloture was invoked, post-cloture.

 

Further, if cloture was invoked on both motions to proceed, the Senate will consider the motions, post-cloture, in the order in which cloture was invoked. Finally, if the motion to proceed to S.1003 [Republican bill] is agreed to, and notwithstanding cloture having been invoked on the motion to proceed to S.953 [Democratic bill], the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to S.953 [Democratic bill], post-cloture, upon disposition of S.1003 [Republican bill].

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