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Senate amendments agreed to by voice vote

The Senate has agreed to the following amendments to S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, by voice vote:   Barrasso SA #3029 (Indian tribal dev); Baldwin SA #2984 (water and wastewater treatment facilities); Wyden SA #3001 (geothermal); Capito SA #3063 (ethane storage); Daines SA #3020 (Gibson Dam project); and Hirono SA #3067 (minorities).…

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2 roll call votes at 12:00 noon, voice votes expected

We expect the Senate to reach an agreement that will result in a roll call vote on the Markey amendment #2982 (energy production/crude report) following the roll call vote on the Crapo amendment #3021 (nuclear energy technologies). We also expect to dispose of a couple pending amendments by voice vote.   Therefore, senators should expect…

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Senate resumes consideration of S.2012, Energy Policy; Roll call vote reminder – 12:00 noon and 1:45pm

The Senate has resumed consideration of Calendar #218, S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, with the time until 12:00 noon equally divided between the two managers or their designees.   As a reminder, at 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on Crapo amendment #3021 (nuclear energy technologies) and at 1:45pm, the Senate will vote…

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Amendments made pending to Energy bill

The following amendments have been made pending to S.2012, Energy:   Shaheen amendment #2968 (smart manufacturing definition); Murkowski amendment #2963 (bulk power system reliability); Barrasso amendment #3017 (technology prizes); Markey amendment #2982 (energy production/crude report); Crapo amendment #3021 (nuclear energy technologies); and Schatz amendment #2965 (advanced research projects).   At 12:00 noon tomorrow, the Senate…

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Energy bill pending, 5:30pm vote reminder

The Senate has begun consideration of Calendar #218, S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, with debate only until 2:15pm. We expect Senator Murkowski to offer substitute amendment #2953 after the caucus recess.   The first roll call vote of the day is expected to begin at approximately 5:30pm. That vote will be on confirmation…

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Schedule for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

At 10:00am on Friday, January 22, the Senate convened for a pro forma session and adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am.   Following morning business, the Senate will begin consideration of S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act…

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Cloture not invoked on veto message re: S.J.Res.22 ; Next roll call vote on Tuesday, January 26

Cloture was not invoked on the veto message on S.J.Res.22 by a vote of 52-40. The veto message is indefinitely postponed.   There will be no further roll call votes this week. The next roll call vote is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, at 2:30pm on confirmation of Executive Calendar #306, the nomination of John…

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Agreement to begin consideration of S.2012, Energy

The Senate has reached an agreement to begin consideration of S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, following morning business on Tuesday, January 26, with debate only until 3:00pm.

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Agreement on Vazquez nomination (NY district judge)–2:30pm vote Tuesday

The Senate has reached an agreement that at 2:15pm on Tuesday, January 26, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #306, the nomination of John Michael Vazquez, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. There will be 15 minutes for debate equally divided prior…

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Cloture not invoked on MTP to H.R.4038; cloture filed on veto message re: S.J.Res.22 (WOTUS); 10:30am roll call vote Thursday

Cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to H.R.4038 by a vote of 55-43.   Senator McConnell then called for the regular order with respect to the veto message on S.J.Res.22 (Waters of the United States) and filed cloture on the message. He then asked consent that the cloture vote be set at…

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