Senate Democrats

Up to 7 votes @6:45pm–or earlier–Agreements on Supplemental, Veterans conference report, and Highway Funding

The Senate has reached several agreements on the Supplemental Appropriations bill, the Conference Report to accompany H.R.3230 (Veterans), and the House Message on H.R.5021, (Highway Funding). As a result of these agreements, there will be up to 7 roll call votes around 6:45pm tonight.

 

The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to S.2648, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill, by voice vote. Senator Reid then filled the amendment tree and filed cloture on the bill. the votes sequence is as follows.

 

Approx. 6:45pm—up to 7 roll call votes

Supplemental:

  1. McConnell, or designee, motion to table Reid amendment #3751 (date change)
  2. Mikulski, or designee, motion to waive budget point of order (if one is raise)

–       If the motion to waive is agreed to, then Cloture on S.2648 (we expect the Republicans to kill the bill on the previous point of order)

–       If cloture is invoked, on passage of S.2648

 

Veterans Conference Report:

Up to 10 minutes for debate

  1. Sanders, or designee, motion to waive budget point of order (if raised)
  2. Adoption of the Conference Report to accompany H.R.3230, Veterans

 

Highway Funding:

Up to 20 minutes of debate

  1. Wyden, or designee, motion to waive budget point of order
  2. Motion to recede from its amendment to H.R.5021 (this is essentially passage of the Highway funding bill)

 

We hope to reach an agreement to vote on cloture on the Pryor nomination tonight as well.

  1. Cloture on Executive Calendar #848, Jill Pryor, of Georgia, to be U..S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit

 

The agreements are as follows:

 

S.2648, Supplemental

 

Leader:            I ask unanimous consent that the Senate resume consideration of S.2648 with the time until 6:45pm be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that at 6:45pm it be in order for Senator McConnell, or designee, be recognized for the purpose of moving to table amendment #3751; that if the motion to table is not agreed to, Senator Sessions, or designee, be recognized for the purpose of raising a budget point of order against the bill; that if a point of order is raised, then Senator Mikulski, or designee, be recognized for a motion to waive; that if the motion to waive is made, the Senate immediately proceed to vote on the motion to waive; that if the motion to waive is agreed to, then, notwithstanding rule 22, the Senate immediately proceed to the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill; that if cloture is not invoked, the bill be returned to the calendar; if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time be yielded back and the pending amendments be withdrawn and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of S.2648.

 

 

Conference Report to Accompany H.R.3230 (Veterans)

 

Leader:            I ask unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate proceed to the consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.3230, the Veterans Access to Care Act; that Senator Coburn, or designee, be recognized for the purpose of raising a budget point of order against the conference report; that if the point of order is raised, then Senator Sanders, or designee, be recognized for a motion to waive; that if the motion to waive is made, there be up to ten minutes equally divided between Senators Coburn and Sanders, or their designees; that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote on the motion to waive; that if the motion to waive is agreed to, the Senate immediately proceed to vote on adoption of the conference report; that the vote on adoption be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; that if the conference report is adopted, the Senate then proceed to the consideration of H.Con.Res.111; that the concurrent resolution be agreed to; and the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table.

 

House Message – H.R.5021 (Highway Funding)

 

Leader:            I ask unanimous consent that upon disposition of the conference report to accompany H.R.3230; the Chair lay before the Senate a message from the House with respect to H.R.5021; that following the reporting of the message, the Majority Leader be recognized to make a motion to recede from the Senate amendment; that following the Leader’s motion, Senator Sessions, or designee, be recognized for the purpose of raising a point of order against the bill; that if the point of order is raised, Senator Wyden, or designee, be recognized to move to waive the point of order; that no other motions be in order to the bill; that if the motion to waive is made, there be up to 20 minutes equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, and the Senate immediately proceed to the vote on the motion to waive; that if the motion to waive is agreed to; the Senate proceed to vote on the motion to recede from its amendment to H.R.5021.

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