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Floor Updates

Cloture invoked on Ex-Im amendment

By a vote of 67-26, cloture was invoked on the Kirk amendment #2327 (Export-Import reauthorization). There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate.   After failing to achieve a sufficient second, the Senate sustained the ruling of the chair by a voice vote.   The Senate is in a quorum call. Another…

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Cruz attempt to call up first degree amendment (Iran) when tree was no slots were available

Senator Cruz attempted to called up amendment #2301 to the McConnell amendment #2266, as modified.   The chair ruled that the amendment is not in order to be offered as it is inconsistent with the Senate’s precedents with respect to the offering of amendments, their number degree, and kind.   Senator Cruz appealed the ruling…

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Pending Amendments to H.R.22, legislative vehicle for the Highway bill

McConnell amendment #2266, as modified (highway substitute) McConnell first degree amendment #2421 to SA #2266 (highway/transportation with technical changes and without Ex-Im) McConnell for Inhofe second degree amendment #2533 to SA #2421 (highway/transportation with technical changes and with Ex-Im) McConnell first degree amendment to underlying bill SA #2417 (date change) McConnell second degree amendment #2418…

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Cloture filed on amdt to repeal ACA, Ex-Im reauth, subst, and H.R.22

The motion to proceed to H.R.22 was agreed to 51-26.   Senator McConnell then offered the following amendments (substitute, ExIm, repeal ACA, 2 month extension, and date change):   McConnell amendment #2266, as modified (highway substitute) McConnell for Kirk first degree amendment # 2327 (Ex-Im reauthorization) McConnell second degree amendment # 2328 to SA #2327…

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9:00AM vote on adoption of MTP to H.R.22 (HWY) / no votes tonight

The Senate continues to debate the motion to proceed to H.R.22, post-cloture. Under regular order, the post-cloture time would expire at 2:00am. Senator McConnell announced that we will vote on adoption of the motion to proceed at 9:00am tomorrow, Friday, July 24. We expect that to be a roll call vote. There will be no…

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No more votes today

Cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.22, the legislative vehicle for the highway bill, upon reconsideration, was invoked by a vote of 62-36. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. There will be no further roll call votes today.

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Recess subject to the call of the Chair

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.

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cloture vote at 2:15pm expected to be delayed until 4:00pm

The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.   There is a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.2, the legislative vehicle Senator McConnell intends to use for a highway bill, scheduled to begin at 2:15pm today, but we expect it to be delayed until 4:00pm.

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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.   There will be no further roll call votes this week.

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Amendments agreed to by voice votes / Next votes at 1:45pm

The Senate agreed to the remaining pending amendments, including the Peters and substitute amendments, by voice votes.   At 1:45pm, there will be a cloture vote on S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act, as amended. If cloture is invoked, there will be 4 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on passage of S.1177,…

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