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Lee objects to passing HR 4329, Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act

Senator Hirono asked unanimous consent that the Indian Affairs Committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.4329, To reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and the Senate pass the bill.   Senator Lee asked that the request be modified to include a Lee amendment to strike the Native Hawaiian Homeownership…

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Objeection to Senator Lee calling up Feinstein amendment to NDAA

Senator Lee asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment and to call up Feinstein amendment #3996 (to clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States)…

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Senate passes 2 day CR/NDAA agreement/Agreement on Gilbert, Barber, Saperstein, Hyatt, Chacon, Palmer, Heflin, Kemper, and Aron nominations

By voice vote, the Senate passed H.J.Res.130 (2 day CR).   The Senate then reached an agreement for the consideration of the NDAA and several nominations. Under the order, there will be up to 3 hours for debate prior to a series of votes. We expect up to 4 roll call votes around 3pm, but…

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Senate passes Cybersecurity Act, S.1353, as amended

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed Calendar #490, S.1353, The Cybersecurity Act, with the Committee-reported amendment as amended by the Rockefeller-Thune substitute amendment.   1353: A bill to provide for an ongoing, voluntary public-private partnership to improve cybersecurity, and to strengthen cybersecurity research and development, workforce development and education, and public awareness and preparedness, and…

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Senate passed S.1535, JASTA

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed Calendar #560, S.1535, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, with the Committee-reported substitute and the Schumer amendment.

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Senate passes S.2828 (Ukraine) H.R.3044 (Yellow Creek), S.2785 (Clean Water), H.R.3468 Insurance), and H.R.3329 (Community Financial Institutions)

The Senate passed Calendar #573, S.2828, with Menendez/Corker substitute amendment, by voice vote.   The Senate then passed the following bills by unanimous consent:   H.R.3044, Yellow Creek Port; S.2785, Clean Water; H.R.3329, Community Financial Institutions, with King substitute amendment; and H.R.3468, Insurance of Amounts Held on Behalf of Others.

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Cloture invoked on NDAA

At 11:01am, cloture was invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendment to H.R.3979, the National Defense Authorization Act, by a vote of 85-14. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. If all time is used, the vote on the motion to concur vote (passage) would occur at 5:00pm…

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Senate passes S.2614, FAA Modernization and Reform Act

The Senate discharged the Finance Committee and passed S.2614, a bill to amend certain provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

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Senate passes S.2519, HR 4007, and HR 2952–HSGAC bills

By voice votes, the Senate passed the following bills:   Calendar #526, S.2519, National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014, with Carper substitute amendment. Calendar #578, H.R.4007, Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014, with Carper-Coburn substitute amendment Discharged Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and passed H.R.2952, Cyber Security Workforce Assessment Act,…

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Senate passes Coast Guard Reauthorization, as amended (S.2444)

Senator Boxer asked unanimous consent that the Commerce Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.2444, with a Rockefeller-Thune substitute amendment containing a permanent exemption for discharges from small commercial vessels and fishing vessels; the bill be read a third time and passed; and the title amendment be agreed to. Senator Vitter asked that the…

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