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No vote Mondays

There will be no roll call votes on Monday, June 8 and Monday, July 20. Roll call votes are expected to occur before lunch on Tuesday, June 9 and Tuesday, July 21.

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Cotton objects to Lee request to go to USA Freedom Act

Senator Lee asked unanimous consent that the Senate set aside consideration of H.R.1314, the Trade legislation, and move to the immediate consideration of H.R.2048, the USA Freedom Act; that the motion to proceed be agreed to; the bill be open for amendments; and that upon disposition of the H.R.2048, the Senate resume consideration of the…

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Objection Objection to Sessions amendments

Senator Sessions asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up Sessions amendment #1233 (congressional approval) and amendment #1234 (immigration).   Senator Cantwell objected.

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2 votes at 5:30pm

At 5:30pm today, there will be 2 roll call votes on the Brown amendment and Lankford, as modified, amendment. The Lankford modification makes a technical correction to the instruction line of the amendment.  Each are subject to 60-affirmative vote thresholds.   5:30pm—2 roll call votes: Brown SA #1242 (to restore TAA funding) Lankford SA #1237,…

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Morning Business–no more votes

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 his week.

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Agreement to yield back remining post-cloture time

The Senate has reached an agreement for consideration of the Trade bill for the remainder of today. All post-cloture debate time has been yielded back and the motion to proceed to H.R.1314 was adopted. Senator Hatch then offered amendment #1221 (substitute that includes TPA and TAA), Flake amendment #1243 (strikes TAA title in subst.), and…

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Cloture invoked on motion to proceed to Trade

By a vote of 65-33, cloture, upon reconsideration, was invoked on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the Trade Act of 2015 (TPA and TAA). Negotiations continue on a path forward on the Trade bill. If no agreement is reached, all post-cloture time would expire at 10:00pm tonight.

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2 votes at 12pm and 1 vote at 2pm

The Senate has begun debate on H.R.1295, as amended with the text of S.1267 (AGOA), and H.R.644, as amended with the text of S.1269 (Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (Customs and Currency)). The time until 12:00pm will be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.   At 12:00 noon, the…

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Agreement on trade bills

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of 2 votes at 12:00pm and 1 vote at 2:00pm tomorrow, Thursday, May 14. Those votes would be on the following:   12:00pm—2 roll call votes: Passage of H.R.1295, as amended with S.1267, AGOA/Preferences (60-affirmative vote threshold) Passage of H.R.644, as amended with S.1269,…

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2:00pm roll call vote on Yates

At 1:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #80, the nomination of Sally Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General. There will be one for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. If all time is used, the vote would occur at approximately 2:00pm.

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