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Recess until 2:00pm

The Senate stands in recess until 2:00pm for the bipartisan luncheon.

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House Message on S.Con.Res. 11, Budget–1 vote at noon

At 11:00am, the Senate laid down the House message on S.Con.Res.11, Budget. There will now be up to 10 hours equally divided on the House Message.   Senator Enzi made a compound motion to go to conference. He moved to disagree in the House amendment, agree to the request by the House for a committee…

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Budget votes expected tomorrow evening

Tomorrow we anticipate the Republicans will move to go to conference on the Senate budget resolution. Once the compound motion to go to conference is made, there  would be 1 hour for debate on the motion. We expect a roll call vote on the compound motion to go to conference on the budget resolution in…

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Trafficking–Cornyn amendment offered, cloture filed on amendment

Following passage of H.R.2, the Senate resumed consideration of S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. Then, Senator Portman withdrew his pending amendments (SA #271 and SA #270) and the Vitter second degree SA #284 fell.   Senator McConnell then offered Cornyn amendment #1120 (Hyde) and filed cloture on the Cornyn amendment. The…

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Agreement on Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015–up to 8 votes at 7:10pm

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider H.R.2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, tonight. Under the order, at 7:10pm today, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.2, which was received from the House, and the only amendments in order be the following:   Cornyn #1114 (repeal individual mandate);…

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5:30pm vote on Bennett nomination–week ahead

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   At 5:00pm, the Senate will turn to the consideration of Executive Calendar #23, Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. There will be…

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Senate has reconvened–Agreement to complete action on Budget–

The Brown amendment #994 was agreed to by voice vote.   The Senate will now vote in relation to the following amendments (senators are asked to vote from their seats) and on passage of the Budget resolution:   Vitter SA#811 (No Washington exemption-healthcare) Warren SA#1094 (social security) Lee SA#855 (reconciliation) Cardin SA#367 (voter suppression) Rubio…

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Roll Call Vote on Portman SA #689 (dynamic scoring)

6:55pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Portman # 689 (dynamic scoring); Agreed To: 59-41

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Roll Call Vote on Durbin amendment #817

3:44pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Durbin # 817. Not Agreed to: 46-54  

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Pending amendments to S.Con.Res.11, Budget

The following amendments are pending to S.Con.Res.11, Budget: Enzi for Kirk #545 (Iran Sanctions) Rounds #412 (prevent EPA closed door settlement agreements) Rubio #423, as modified (increase Defense budget) Daines #388 (national monuments) Daines #389 (holding Members responsible for balanced budget) Moran #356 (Veterans health care) Roberts #352 (Federal employee bonuses) Roberts #462 (over the…

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