At 12:00 noon today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014. Under the previous order, if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will be yielded back and the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to proceed to S.1243 (likely a voice vote). If the motion to proceed to S.1243 is adopted, the text of H.R.2610, as reported by the House Appropriations, will be deemed House passed text for the purposes of Rule 16.
The Senate will recess for the weekly caucus meetings from 12:30 until 2:15pm. At 2:15pm Senator Chiesa will deliver his maiden speech for up to 15 minutes. Following Senator Chiesa’s remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of the THUD appropriations bill, that is assuming cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed. Additional votes in relation to amendments to the THUD appropriations bill are possible this afternoon.