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Cornyn #357 not agreed to, Kirk and Rounds amendments pending

Senator Enzi for Senator Kirk called up amendment #545 (Iran Sanctions) Senator Rounds called up amendment #412 (prevent EPA closed door settlement agreements)   Additional amendments will be called up tonight, however there will be no further roll call votes. As a reminder, there will be a joint meeting o Congress at 11:00am tomorrow.  Discussions…

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Roll Call Vote on Fischer amendment #409–Sanders and Ayotte agreed to by voice votes

The following amendments were agreed to by voice votes:   Sanders amendment #474 (Veterans)– side by side to Ayotte #400 (Veterans Choice) Ayotte amendment #400 (Veterans Choice)   At 4:46pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Fischer amendment #409 (to establish a deficit equal pay) side by side to Mikulski amendment…

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Up to 7 roll call votes at 4:40pm

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 7 roll call votes at 4:40pm.   Under the agreement, the time until 4:40pm is equally divided between the managers, or their designees. At 4:40pm, the Senate will vote in relation to the following amendments in the order listed, with no…

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Fischer and Cornyn amendments are pending

The following amendments have been offered:   Fischer amendment #409 (to establish a deficit equal pay) (side by side to Mikulski amendment 362 also on equal pay). Cornyn amendment #357 (President’s Budget).   We are still working on an agreement that would result in a series of votes at 4:30pm today. Those votes could be…

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Recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings

The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.   When the Senate reconvenes, the Democrats control the time until 3:00pm and the Republicans control 3:00 to 3:45pm.   An additional stack of votes is expected in the 4:30pm range.

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3 roll call votes at noon today

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of 3 roll call votes at 12:00 noon today. Those votes will be in relation to the infrastructure and 2 Medicaid amendments.   12:00 noon—up to 3 roll call votes:   Sanders amendment #323, as modified (infrastructure) Sanders amendment #386 (side by side to…

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Portman and Sanders amendments pending

Senator Portman called up amendment #349 (medically complex children in Medicaid). Senator Sanders then called up amendment #386 as a side by side to the Portman amendment. The Sanders amendment creates a deficit neutral reserve fund to protect Medicaid beneficiaries from benefit cuts.   We are still working towards vote on the Sanders, Portman and…

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Morning Business–no more votes

The Doyle nomination was confirmed 89-0.   Senators should expect a roll call vote in relation to Sanders amendment #323 (infrastructure) at noon tomorrow, with at least one additional roll call vote in the stack before lunch (likely in relation to yet to be named side by side to Sanders).   The Senate is in…

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Sanders amendment pending–possible upcoming amendments

The Sanders amendment #323 (infrastructure) to S.Con.Res.11, Budget, is pending. We hope to reach an agreement to vote in relation to the amendment around noon tomorrow. The Republicans may have a side by side to the Sanders amendment, but nothing has been filed yet.   Below you will find a list of amendments, in no…

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Budget Resolution

Budget Resolution By voice vote, the Senate adopted the motion to proceed to the consideration of S.Con.Res.11, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2017 through 2025.   Under the law governing the Budget’s consideration, there will now…

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