The Senate stands in recess until 8:25pm today, Tuesday, January 28th. At 8:30pm, the Senate will proceed as a body to the Hall of the House of Representatives for the joint session of Congress where the President will deliver the State of the Union address. Upon dissolution of the joint session, the Senate will adjourn until 10:00am on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
Schedule for Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The Senate will convene at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.
Following morning business, all post-cloture time on the motion to proceed to S.1926 will be yielded back and the Senate will begin consideration of the bill. The following amendments will be agreed to: Hagan #2702; Rubio #2704; King #2705; and Blunt #2698.
The following amendments will be the only other amendments in order:
– Reed (RI) #2703 (community based policy study);
– Coburn #2697 (NARAB alternative);
– Merkley #2709 (forced placed insurance);
– Heller-Lee #2700 (state authority – private flood insurance);
– Whitehouse #2706 (fee waiver);
– Gillibrand #2708 (mitigation guidelines).
It will be in order for Senator Toomey to modify his amendment with the text of the Rubio amendment #2704 and the Hagan amendment #2702. No second degree amendments will be in order to any of these amendments prior to votes in relation to the amendments. There will be 30 minutes of debate equally divided on each amendment or motion to waive a budget point or order, if made. There will also be up to one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided between proponents and opponents. Amendments in this agreement must be offered prior to 3:00pm on Wednesday, January 29th. It will be in order for Senator Crapo, or his
designee, to raise a budget point of order against the bill; if such a point of order is raised, Senator Menendez, or designee, will be recognized to move to waive the point of order. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to the vote on the motion to waive, if made and if the motion to waive is agreed to, the Senate will proceed to votes in relation to the amendments in the order listed. Finally, upon disposition of the amendments, the bill will be read a third time and the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended.
With this agreement, several roll call votes in relation to amendments to the flood insurance bill are expected Wednesday evening.