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Day February 26, 2014

Agreement on Comprehensive Veterans bill/Votes expected around 2pm Thursday/Motion to proceed to Child Care and Development Block Grant Act

The Senate has adopted the motion to proceed to S.1982, Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014, by a voice vote. Senator Reid then offered a substitute amendment (SA #2747) on behalf of Senator Sanders, filled the amendment tree, and filed cloture on the substitute amendment and the underlying…


Agreement on Military sexual assault bills

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the military sexual assault bills. When the Senate executes the agreement (likely within the next 2 weeks), there would be competing cloture votes on S.1752, the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 (Gillibrand) and S.1917, the Victims Protection Act of 2014 (McCaskill). If cloture is invoked on…


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

No Roll Call Votes   Legislative items Adopted S.Res.363, Celebrating Black History Month.   No Executive items


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for up to two hours with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.   Following morning business, the Senate will resume the motion to…