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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 Pro Forma Session and Monday, March 9, 2015
The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, March 6, 2015, for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted.  When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will stand adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, March 9, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm ...
March 9, 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 Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Roll Call Votes Passage of S.J.Res.8, NLRB; passed: 53-46. Shall the bill, S.1, pass over the objections of the President (veto override); veto sustained: 62-37. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.98, supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.625, a ...
March 4, 2015

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Votes

Results of the latest Senate Roll Call votes.

Roll Call Vote on Keystone veto override
2:20pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the question: shall S.1, a bill to authorize the ...
March 4, 2015

Roll Call Vote on passage of S.J.Res.8, joint resolution of disapproval on NLRB rule
11:38am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution of disapproval of ...
March 4, 2015

Roll Call Vote on Alexander motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8, NLRB rule
2:18pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Alexander motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8, a joint ...
March 3, 2015

Roll Call Vote on Cochran motion to table the request to go to conference re: H.R.240, DHS appropraitions
5:56pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Cochran motion to table the House Message re: ...
March 2, 2015

Roll Call Vote on cloture on the request to go to conference re: HR 240, DHS
5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on cloture on the request to go to conference on ...
March 2, 2015

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Schedule for Pro Forma Session and Monday, March 9, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, March 6, 2015, for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted.  When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will stand adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, March 9, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Roll Call Votes Passage of S.J.Res.8, NLRB; passed: 53-46. Shall the bill, S.1, pass over the objections of the President (veto override); veto sustained: 62-37. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.98, supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.625, a bill…

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Agreement on Marti, Lee, Hall, and Tonsager nominations

At 5:00pm on Monday, March 9th, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the Marti, Lee, Hall, and Tonsager nominations. There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to votes on confirmation of the nominations. We expect a roll call vote on the Marti nomination and voice votes on the remaining…

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Cloture filed on motion to proceed to S.625, Congressional oversight re: Iran Agreement

Senator McConnell moved to proceed to S.625,  Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, and filed cloture on the motion. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday, March 10. S.625 is a bill to provide for congressional review and oversight of agreements relating to…

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Morning Business

S.1, (Keystone), upon reconsideration, failed to pass the Senate over the veto of the President by a vote of 62-37.   The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   There will be no further roll call votes this week.   We…

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Roll Call Vote on Keystone veto override

2:20pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the question: shall S.1, a bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, pass, over the objections of the President? Veto sustained: 62-37

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2:20pm vote on Keystone veto override

At 2:20pm today, there will be a roll call vote to override the Keystone veto. Senator McConnell asked that members vote from their seats. Senator Reid will be unable to vote from his seat because of a scheduling conflict.   At 2:20pm, the vote will be on the question:   Shall the bill, S.1 (a…

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2:20pm vote on veto message to accompany S.1, Keystone XL

The Senate vitiated the cloture vote on the veto message on S.1, Keystone XL. The time until 2:20pm will be equally divided in the usual form. At 2:20pm today, the Senate will vote on the veto message to accompany S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. This will be the last roll call…

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Roll Call Vote on passage of S.J.Res.8, joint resolution of disapproval on NLRB rule

11:38am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution of disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures (majority affirmative vote threshold). Passed: 53-46     Next: Passage of S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution of disapproval of the rule submitted…

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Schedule for Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.8 (NLRB) with two hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to a vote on passage of…

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