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Cloture filed on committee-reported subst amendment and underlying Trafficking bill, S. 178/morning business

Senator McConnell filed cloture (again) on the committee-reported substitute amendment to S.178, trafficking, and on the underlying bill.   The filing deadline for all first-degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute and the underlying bill is 1:00pm tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18.   The cloture vote on the substitute would occur one hour after the Senate convenes…

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Monje confirmed, Brown confirmed, no more votes tonight, 2 votes at 11am Tuesday. March 17

The Monje nomination was confirmed 94-0. The Senate then confirmed the Brown nomination by voice vote. The Senate is in a period of morning business with Senator Cotton permitted to speak for up to 45 minutes (Maiden Speech) and for Senator Brown to speak for up to 15 minutes.   The cloture vote on the…

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1 roll call vote, 1 voice vote at 5:30PM today

The Senate is in a period of morning business for one hour. Following morning business (approximately 4:10pm), the Senate will resume consideration of S.178, a bill to provide for the victims of human trafficking. At 5:00pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session. At 5:30pm, there will be a series of votes on confirmation of the…

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1st Degree Amendment Filing Deadline – Today 5:00PM

Last week, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment to S.178 and on the underlying bill. The filing deadline for all first-degree amendments to the substitute and the underlying bill is set for 5:00pm today, Monday, March 16. We expect the cloture vote on the substitute to occur Tuesday morning in the 11:00am…

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Agreement on Monje and Brown nominations

At 5:00pm on Monday, March 16th, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #17 Carlos Monje, of Kouisiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation, and Executive Calendar #18, Manson K. Brown, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.   There will be…

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NTSB nominations confirmated; McConnell files cloture; Senate in morning business; No further roll call votes this week

The Hart nomination was confirmed by a vote of 97-0. The Senate then confirmed the Dinh-Zarr nomination by voice vote. Senator McConnell filed cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment to S.178 and on the underlying bill. The filing deadline for all first-degree amendments to the substitute and the underlying bill is set for 5:00pm on…

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Objection to McConnell unanimous consent request

Senator McConnell asked the following unanimous consent request with respect to S.178, justice for the victims of trafficking: “I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate resumes consideration of S.178 that it be in order for Senator Leahy, or his designee, to offer an amendment to strike the limitations language; that there be up to one…

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Agreement on NTSB nominations–at least 1 roll call vote @ 2pm Thursday

At 1:30pm tomorrow, Thursday, March 12, the Senate will turn to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:   Executive Calendar #20, Christopher A. Hart, of Colorado, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (roll call vote). Executive Calendar #16, Tho Dinh-Zarr, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety…

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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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Recess from 4-5pm

The Senate will recess from 4-5pm to allow for a Republican conference meeting.

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