After the Senate convened this morning, Senator Reid moved to proceed to the consideration of S.1926, Flood Insurance. Negotiations continue on an agreement to consider the Flood Insurance bill.
Upon completion of the Leaders’ remarks, the Senate resumed consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.3547, the Omnibus Appropriations bill. Yesterday, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3547. We will continue to work towards an agreement to vote on cloture and then on the motion to concur (passage of the bill) earlier than tomorrow, which is when cloture would ripen under Rule 22. Without an agreement and if cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours for debate prior to a vote on the motion to concur (passage). The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the message to accompany H.R.3547 is 1:00pm today, Thursday, January 16.
Another message will be sent when agreements are reached or votes scheduled.