Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

2 votes at 10:50am–trafficking amendments

At 9:51am, the Senate resumed consideration of S.178, Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act of 2015. Senator Cornyn withdrew the pending Cornyn amendment and offered amendment #1124. There will now be up to 1 hour for debate prior to a vote in relation to the Leahy amendment #301 and Cornyn amendment #1124. If all…

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Agreement on S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015–cloture filed on Lynch

The Senate has reached an agreement to complete action of S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. As a result of this agreement, there will be 2 roll call votes at approximately 10:40am and 6 roll call votes at 2:00pm. Prior to locking in the agreement Senator Wyden asked that the request be…

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Agreement to proceed to Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act at a time to be determined

  Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, with concurrence of the Democratic Leader, the motion to proceed to Calendar #30, H.R.1191, and that if the motion to proceed is agreed to, Senator Corker or his designee, be recognized to offer a substitute amendment that is…

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Agreement on Hanks nomination–5:30pm vote Monday

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the Executive Calendar #24, the nomination of George C. Hanks, Jr., of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. At 5:00pm on Monday, April 20, the Senate will proceed to the nomination. There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided.…

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Cloture on Cornyn amendment vitiated–next vote at 2:00pm

The cloture vote on Cornyn amendment #1120 has been vitiated. As a result, there will not be a vote at 11:00am. Discussions on the Trafficking bill continue. The next vote will occur at 2:00pm.   Approximately 2:00pm—1 roll call vote, 1 voice vote expected 1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1, Russell Deyo, of New Jersey,…

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No votes on Friday, May 1

There will be no roll call votes on Friday, May 1

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Agreement on Deyo and Chaudhuri nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Deyo (Under Secretary for Management, DHS) and Chaudhuri (Indian Gaming Commission) nominations at 2:00pm on Thursday, April 16. We expect a roll call vote on Deyo and a voice vote on Chaudhuri.   Thursday:   11:00am—1 roll call vote: Motion to invoke cloture…

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Vote series of Motions To Instruct vote sequence

All time has been yielded back. At approximately 4:20pm the Senate will begin voting on the following motions in the order listed. All votes after the first will be 10 minute votes. There will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided between each vote.   Brown (Too Big To Fail) Sanders (postal service) Burr (student…

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Pending Motions to Instruct re: H.Con.Res.11, the Budget Resolution

Motions To Instruct: Brown (Wall Street Banks) Sanders (postal service) Burr (student loans) Warren (student loans) Sanders (social security) Schatz (same sex marriage benefits) Bennet (climate change) Fischer (side by side to Mikulski) Mikulski (equal pay for equal work) Fischer (side by side to Murray) Murray (paid sick leave) Murray (eliminate sequestration) Stabenow (Medicare cuts)

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Sanders motion to instruct Budget conferees (deficit neutral reserve fund for Social Security)

Senator Sanders made a motion to instruct the conferees to insist that the final conference report on the budget include a deficit neutral reserve fund for legislation related to retirement benefits, which may not include legislation cutting benefits under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program established under title II of the Social Security Act,…

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