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Floor Updates

Senate has reconvened–Agreement to complete action on Budget–

The Brown amendment #994 was agreed to by voice vote.   The Senate will now vote in relation to the following amendments (senators are asked to vote from their seats) and on passage of the Budget resolution:   Vitter SA#811 (No Washington exemption-healthcare) Warren SA#1094 (social security) Lee SA#855 (reconciliation) Cardin SA#367 (voter suppression) Rubio…

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Roll Call Vote on Portman SA #689 (dynamic scoring)

6:55pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Portman # 689 (dynamic scoring); Agreed To: 59-41

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Roll Call Vote on Durbin amendment #817

3:44pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Durbin # 817. Not Agreed to: 46-54  

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Pending amendments to S.Con.Res.11, Budget

The following amendments are pending to S.Con.Res.11, Budget: Enzi for Kirk #545 (Iran Sanctions) Rounds #412 (prevent EPA closed door settlement agreements) Rubio #423, as modified (increase Defense budget) Daines #388 (national monuments) Daines #389 (holding Members responsible for balanced budget) Moran #356 (Veterans health care) Roberts #352 (Federal employee bonuses) Roberts #462 (over the…

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Daines calls up amendments on Guns and Postal Reform

The following amendments have been called up:   Daines amendment #465 (Second Amendment rights) Daines amendment #387 (postal reform)   Pending amendments: Cotton #481(Israel) Enzi forKirk #535 (Iran Sanctions) Rounds #412(prevent EPA closed door settlement agreements) Rubio #423, as modified (increase Defense budget) Daines #388(national monuments) Daines #389(holding Members responsible for balanced budget) Barrasso amendment #347…

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Series of up to 8 votes at 4:45pm

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 8 roll call votes at 4:45pm today.   The time until 4:45pm will be equally divided between the managers or their designees. All votes after the first will be 10 minute votes. There will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided…

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Hatch, Roberts, and Vitter amendments pending

The following amendments have been offered to S.Con.Res.11, Budget:   Hatch amendment #796 (Medicare) side-by-side to Bennet-Stabenow Roberts amendment #352 (Federal employee bonuses) Roberts amendment #462 (over the counter medications) Vitter amendment #515 (Common Core) Vitter amendment #811 (no exemptions for Washington for Obamacare)   Pending amendments: Cotton #481(Israel) Enzi forKirk #535 (Iran Sanctions) Rounds #412(prevent…

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Blunt and Moran amendments offered

We’ve had a couple more amendments offered—Sanders side by side to Blunt and Moran on Veterans health care. Pending amendments: Cotton #481(Israel) Enzi forKirk #535 (Iran Sanctions) Rounds #412(prevent EPA closed door settlement agreements) Rubio #423, as modified (increase Defense budget) Daines #388(national monuments) Daines #389(holding Members responsible for balanced budget) Barrasso amendment #347 (Waters of…

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2 roll call votes at 12:15pm–Burr and Warren amendments on student loans

Senator Burr called up amendment #622 and Reed on behalf of Senator Warren called up amendment #652 (student loans). The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair for the joint meeting of Congress. When the Senate resumes consideration of S.Con.Res.11, Budget, the time until 12:15pm will be equally divided between the…

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Daines amendments called up–Morning Business

Senator Daines called up amendment #388 and amendment #389. The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. When the Senate resumes consideration of the Budget resolution tomorrow (around 9:45am), 18 hours of debate time will remain.   The following amendments are pending…

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