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Follow legislative action on the Senate Floor with our updates throughout the day. All updates from Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Democratic staff are listed below.

Today In The Senate

We prepare a Daily Summary with each day's expected Senate schedule.

Schedule for Friday, May 22, 2015
The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, May 22, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1314. All time during adjournment will count post cloture. Upon the use or yielding back of the post-cloture time, the Senate will vote in relation to any remaining pending amendments and on the ...
May 22, 2015

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Wrap Up

Our Wrap Up compiles Senate unanimous consent items and other business at the end of the legislative day.

Wrap Up for Thursday, May 21, 2015
Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Hatch amendment #1221(substitute); invoked: 62-38. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #25, Jill Parish, of Utah, to be U.S. District Judge for the Utah; confirmed: 100-0. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #26, Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. Of Texas, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; ...
May 21, 2015

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Votes

Results of the latest Senate Roll Call votes.

Roll Call Vote on motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act.
At 12:05am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom ...
May 23, 2015

Roll Call Vote on Flake SA #1243 (strike TAA)
6:43pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Flake SA #1243 (strike TAA); Not Agreed To: 35-63, ...
May 22, 2015

Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.1314, as amended (Trade).
At 8:51pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.1314, as amended (Trade); Passed: ...
May 22, 2015

Roll Call Vote on cloture on H.R.1314, Trade
At 7:26pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.1314, as ...
May 22, 2015

Roll Call Vote on Hatch SA #1221 (substitute)
At 7:51pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Hatch SA #1221 (substitute); Agreed To: 62-37   ...
May 22, 2015

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Roll Call Vote on motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act.

At 12:05am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act.   If cloture is not invoked, there would be an immediate cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.1357, 2 month FISA extension.

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Up to 2 roll call votes to begin closer to midnight

We expect to be able to vote shortly after midnight rather than 1:01am. As a result, there could be up to 2 roll call votes shortly. Those votes would be on:   cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act; and if cloture is not invoked, cloture on the motion to proceed…

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Recess until 12:01am–up to 2 cloture votes at 1:01am

The Senate reconvened and Senator McConnell moved to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act. The Senate then recessed until 12:01am on Saturday, May 23. When the Senate reconvenes, there will be 1 hour prior to a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act. If cloture is not invoked, there would…

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Recess subject to the call of the chair

The Senate will recess subject to the call of the chair.

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Next vote could be 1:00am or earlier

By a vote of 62-37, the Senate passed H.R.1314, as amended (Trade Act of 2015). Senator McConnell said that no agreement has been reached and as of right now the next vote will be at 1:00am. If that changes, another message will be sent.   McCONNELL: WITHOUT REACHING AN AGREEMENT TO GO FORWARD, WHICH WE…

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.1314, as amended (Trade).

At 8:51pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.1314, as amended (Trade); Passed: 62-37

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Post-cloture on Trade

Cloture on H.R.1314 was invoked by a vote on 61-38. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. Under the cloture rule, each senators is permitted to speak for up to 1 hour. If no senators are seeking recognition, the chair will put the question before the body. The question would be…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on H.R.1314, Trade

At 7:26pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.1314, as amended (Trade Act of 2015); Invoked: 61-38

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Roll Call Vote on Hatch SA #1221 (substitute)

At 7:51pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Hatch SA #1221 (substitute); Agreed To: 62-37   Next: Cloture on H.R.1314, as amended, if amended   If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours for debate prior to a vote on passage of the bill, as amended. It would…

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Roll Call Vote on Flake SA #1243 (strike TAA)

6:43pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Flake SA #1243 (strike TAA); Not Agreed To: 35-63, with 1 voting present by unanimous consent, Senator Cornyn changed his vote to aye. The new tally is 36-62, with 1 voting present   Next: HatchSA #1221 (substitute) Cloture on H.R.1314, as amended, if amended

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