Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

Cloture motions filed on TPA and Preferences/TAA bills–4pm Monday filing deadline

This evening, Senator McConnell filed cloture with respect to TPA and Preferences/TAA, and filled the amendment and motion trees. He filed cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.2146, TPA. He then filed cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to H.R.1295, with an…

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Morning Business

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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2 votes at 1:45pm / managers package

The Senate has adopted a managers package to NDAA. Below you will find a list of agreed to amendments.   We then reached an agreement that sets up 2 roll call votes at 1:45pm today, with the time until 1:45pm equally divided and for debate only.   At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the…

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Senate has resumed NDAA post-cloture

The Senate has resumed consideration of H.R.1735, NDAA, post-cloture. There is a good chance we reach an agreement to yield back time and vote after lunch (1:45pm range). If no agreement is reached, the vote on passage would occur at 4:00pm. Upon disposition of NDAA, there will be a cloture vote on the motion to…

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2 pending amendments agreed to by voice vote; 6 pending amendments fall; McCain substitute amendment agreed to; Senate now voting on cloture on H.R.1735, as amended

The Senate agreed to the following pending amendments by voice vote: Hatch-Inhofe-Mikulski SA #1911, as further modified; McCain SA #1456.   The following pending amendments fell on a point of order that they are not germane post-cloture: Blumenthal SA #1564; Fischer SA #1825; Durbin SA #1559; Paul SA #1543; Markey SA #1645; and Cornyn SA…

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Post cloture time will expire at 4pm today–expect vote/s at that time

The Senate has reached an agreement that post-cloture time on the McCain amendment #1763 (substitute) be expired at 4:00pm; and that if cloture is invoked on H.R.1735, NDAA, the time will count as if cloture had been invoked at 10:00pm, tonight. The time until 4:00pm is equally divided between the managers or their designees.  …

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Roll call vote/s expected to begin shortly after 4pm

We appear to be close to reaching an agreement that would result in between 1 and 3 roll call votes shortly after 4pm. If an agreement is reached, we would dispose of the remaining pending amendments, agree to the McCain substitute (voice vote expected), and vote on cloture on the underlying bill (H.R.1735). Another message…

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Morning Business

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Cloture on NDAA substitute invoked–5pm vote in relation to Vitter SA #1473, as further modified–sage grouse amendment withdrawn

By a vote of 83-15, cloture was invoked on McCain amendment #1463 (substitute) to H.R.1735, NDAA. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate.   Following the vote, Senator McCain offered Hatch amendment #1911 (software sustainment) and Vitter amendment #1473 was further modified (retirement of Army combat units).   At 5:00pm, there…

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Objection to calling up Inhofe amendment/next votes 2:15pm

Senator Inhofe asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Inhofe amendment #1728 (privatizing commissaries) and amendment #2015 (limit applicability of “fair pay, safe workplaces” for DoD contractors). Senator Reed objected.   The next votes are expected to begin at approximately 2:15pm.   2:15pm – 3 roll call votes…

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