Senate Democrats

Modified agreement on TRIA–reduce debate time–3 roll call votes expected at noon Thursday

The order with respect to the TRIA legislation has been modified as outlined below. The new agreement reduces the debate time and schedules the votes to begin at 12:00 noon tomorrow, Thursday, July 17.

At 12:00 noon tomorrow, there will be up to 5 votes in relation to the TRIA bill. We anticipate 3 roll call votes (Coburn and Flake amendments and on passage of the bill) and 2 voice votes (Vitter and Tester amendments). We also expect to lock in an agreement to vote in relation to a Circuit judge nomination at 2:00pm tomorrow.

The modification of the agreement is as follows:

Following Leader remarks on Thursday, July 17th, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.2244 as provided under the previous order; that the debate time with respect to the bill and consideration of the amendments in order to the bill be modified as follows:

Coburn #3549 – 30 minutes equally divided;

Vitter #3550 – 20 minutes equally divided;

Flake #3551 – 10 minutes equally divided; and

Tester #3552 – 30 minutes equally divided.

Further, that any remaining time until 12 noon be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that at noon, the Senate proceed to votes in relation to the amendments as provided under the previous order; that upon disposition of the Tester amendment, the bill be read a third time and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended; further, that there be two minutes equally divided prior to each vote and all after the first vote be ten minute votes; with all other provisions of the previous order remaining in effect.

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