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Floor Updates

Veto Message – WOTUS

This morning, the Chair laid before the Senate the President’s veto message on S.J.Res.22 (Waters Of The United States).   Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the veto message be considered to have been read, printed in the Record, and spread in full upon the Journal. He then asked consent that the Senate be in…

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McConnell files cloture on MTP to H.R.4038, American SAFE Act of 2015

Senator McConnell withdrew the motion to proceed to S.2232, Audit the Fed, and moved to proceed to Calendar #300, H.R.4038, American SAFE Act of 2015, and filed cloture on the motion. By consent, the cloture vote will occur at 2:30pm on Wednesday, January 20, and if cloture is invoked then the time will be counted…

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Morning Business

The Senate confirmed the Restrepo nomination by a vote of 82-6. 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 today.

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5:30pm roll call vote today; 2:30pm vote tomorrow; State of the Union

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 enter Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #213, the nomination of Luis Restrepo to be US Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. There will be 30 minutes of…

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Schedule for Monday, January 4, 2016 and Monday, January 11, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned Sine Die under the provisions of H.Con.Res.104 until 12:00noon on Monday, January 4, 2016, for a pro forma session only with no business conducted. When the Senate adjourns on January 4, it will stand adjourned under the provisions of H.Con.Res.104 until 2:00pm on Monday, January 11, 2016. On Monday, following any…

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Wrap Up III for Friday, December 18, 2015

Passed S.1893, Mental Health with committee-reported substitute, Murkowski, and Lee amendments.   Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Executive Calendar #438 – Patrick Joseph Murphy, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary of the Army.   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Executive Calendar #432 – Shoshana Miriam Lew, of the District of Columbia,…

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Wrap Up II for Friday, December 18, 2015

Passed Calendar #303, S.1115 – GONE Act, with Fischer substitute amendment.   Adopted S.Res.342 – Wheeling Jesuit Women’s Volleyball.   Agreed to H.Con.Res.104 – Adjournment Resolution   Passed H.R.4188 – Coast Guard Reauthorization, with Thune amendment.   Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2434 – Separation of Powers…

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Cruz objects to passage of Energy bills

Senator Flake asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass Calendar #204, S.145.   Senator Cardin asked unanimous consent to modify the request that it include the following Energy package of bills and that they be passed, en bloc:   Cal. #204, S.145 Cal. #205, S.403 Cal. #206, S.521 Cal. #208, S.593 Cal.…

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Complete Wrap Up for Friday, December 18, 2015

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendment to H.R.2029 (Omnibus); invoked: 72-26.   Motion to table the first amendment (Omnibus) to the Senate amendment to H.R.2029; not agreed to: 31-67.   Motion to waive budget points of order with respect to H.R.2029;…

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Senate passes H.R.2576, TSCA, as amended

The Senate passed by voice vote Cal. #143, H.R.2576, TSCA Modernization Act, as amended with an Inhofe substitute amendment.

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