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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 Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, July 30, 2015.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.22, post-cloture, with the time until 12:00pm equally divided. All time during adjournment of the Senate will count post-cloture on H.R.22.   12:00 noon – 1 roll call vote Passage of H.R.22, ...
July 30, 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, July 30, 2015
Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway/Transportation Reauthorization and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization); passed: 65-34. Passage of R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvements Act of 2015 (3-month extension to October 29, 2015 for highways) [60 vote affirmative threshold]; passed: 91-4.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.236, Designating July 30, 2015, as ...
July 30, 2015

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Votes

Results of the latest Senate Roll Call votes.

Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans health Care Choice Improvements
1:47pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care ...
July 30, 2015

Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway)
12:02pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway/Transportation Reauthorization and Export-Import ...
July 30, 2015

Roll Call Vote on cloture on H.R.22, as amended
10:32am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.22, as amended. ...
July 29, 2015

Roll Call Vote on adoption of substitute amendment #2266 to H.R.22
The Senate completed the following by voice votes: Motion to table McConnell first degree amendment to underlying bill SA #2417 ...
July 29, 2015

Roll Call Vote on McConnell amendment #2266, as amended (highway/transportation substitute)
At 10:47pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on amendment #2266, as amended (highway/transportation substitute); Invoked: 62-32 ...
July 27, 2015

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Schedule for Monday, August 3, 2015

Following Friday’s pro forma, the Senate will adjourn until 2:00pm on Monday, August 3, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. At 5:30pm, there will be a cloture vote on the motion to…

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Schedule for Friday pro forma and Monday, August 3, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, July 31, for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.   Following Friday’s pro forma, the Senate will adjourn until 2:00pm on Monday, August 3, 2015.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, July 30, 2015

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway/Transportation Reauthorization and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization); passed: 65-34. Passage of R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvements Act of 2015 (3-month extension to October 29, 2015 for highways) [60 vote affirmative threshold]; passed: 91-4.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.236, Designating July 30, 2015, as “National…

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Portman asks UC to pass H.R.212; Udall asks UC to pass H.R.212 and S.1523; Portman objects

Senator Portman asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass by voice vote H.R.212, Drinking Water Protection Act.   Senator Udall countered the request by asking that the Senate take up and pass by voice vote H.R.212 and S.1523, to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, en bloc.   Senator Portman objected.

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans health Care Choice Improvements

1:47pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvements Act of 2015 (3-month extension to October 29, 2015 for highways) [60 vote affirmative threshold]; Passed: 91-4

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Cloture filed on MTP to S. 1881, Planned Parenthood

Senator McConnell moved to proceed to S.1881 and filed cloture on the motion. S.1881, is a bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed is expected to occur at 5:30pm on Monday, August 3.

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway)

12:02pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway/Transportation Reauthorization and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization). Passed: 65-34 Next—1:45pm: Passage of H.R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvements Act of 2015 (3-month extension to October 29, 2015 for highways) [60 vote affirmative threshold]

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Grassley objects to votes on Donnelly, Vildardo, and DeArcy nominations (NY district judges)

Senator Schumer asked unanimous consent the Senate vote on confirmation of the Donnelly, Vildardo, and DeArcy nominations. Senator Grassley objected.     Executive Calendar #139, Ann Donnelly, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York   Executive Calendar #140, Lawrence Joseph Vilardo, to be United States District Judge for the Western…

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12 noon and 1:45pm votes, Senate adopted National Whistleblower Appreciation Day resolution

As a reminder, at 12:00 noon today, there will be a roll call vote on passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway/Transportation Reauthorization and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization)   At 1:45pm, there will be a vote on passage of H.R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvements Act of 2015 (3-month extension to October 29, 2015…

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Schedule for Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, July 30, 2015.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.22, post-cloture, with the time until 12:00pm equally divided. All time during adjournment of the Senate will count post-cloture on H.R.22.   12:00 noon – 1 roll call vote Passage of H.R.22, as…

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