Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

Order to remove section 636 of NDAA

This morning the House blue slipped H.R.1735, National Defense Authorization Act. As a result, the papers will be returned to the Senate. By unanimous consent, the Secretary of the Senate has been authorized to re-engross the Senate amendment to the bill, H.R.1735, with the following change:   Strike section 636, Treatment of Department of Defense…

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Agreement to begin S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act, Tuesday / 5:30pm Tuesday vote on Stoll (circuit judge) / MB tomorrow

The Senate has reached an agreement that following leader remarks on Tuesday, July 7th, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #63, S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015.   At 5:30pm on Tuesday, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #81, the nomination of Kara Farnandez Stoll, of Virginia,…

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Morning Business

By voice votes, the Senate adopted the motion to concur with respect to H.R.1295 (AGOA/Preferences) with an amendment (TAA), adopted the motion to go to conference on H.R.644 (Customs Enforcement), and confirmed the Adams, Phee, Petit, Delawie, Kelly, Noyes, and Wall nominations.   The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted…

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Nominations to be confirmed by voice vote today

Upon disposition of the Customs motion to go to conference, there will be a series of voice votes to confirm the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #129, Charles C. Adams, Jr., of Maryland, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Finland.   Executive Calendar #130, Mary…

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No further roll call votes this week

Cloture on the motion to concur with respect to H.R.1295, with an amendment (AGOA/Preferences with TAA amendment) was invoked 76-22.   The cloture motion with respect to the compound motion to go to conference on H.R.644 (Customs Enforcement) was withdrawn. We’ll be able to process the remaining votes by voice today.   There will be…

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Senate adopts S.Res.212, Charleston

By voice vote, the Senate adopted S.Res.212, condemning the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal in Charleston, South Carolina, and expressing encouragement and prayers for all affected by this evil assault.

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4:00pm roll call votes

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 5 votes at 4:00pm today. The vote sequence is as follows:   4:00pm votes: Adoption of the motion to concur with respect to H.R.2146 (TPA); Cloture on motion to concur with respect to H.R.1295 (AGOA/Preferences) with an amendment (TAA); Adoption of…

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Post-cloture on motion to concur re: TPA / Recess from 12:30-2:15pm and 4:00-5:00pm

Cloture on the motion to concur with respect to TPA was invoked 60-37. There will now be up to 30 hours for debate prior to a vote on the motion to concur. Senators will be notified when the next vote is scheduled.   The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the…

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Cloture filed on motion to go to conference on Customs Enforcement/10:30am 2nd degree filing deadline for TPA/Preferences & TAA

This morning, Senator McConnell made a motion to go to conference on the Customs Enforcement bill, H.R.644, and filed cloture on the motion. Under the rules to go to conference with the compound motion, there is up to 2 hours for debate equally divided prior to the cloture vote. Then, if cloture is invoked, the…

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Up to 2 votes at 5:30pm tonight–1 roll call expected

As a reminder, we expect 1 roll call and 1 voice vote at 5:30pm tonight. The roll call vote should be on confirmation of the Neffenger nomination and the voice vote should be on confirmation of the Elliott nomination. 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote, 1 voice vote expected: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #156, Peter…

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