Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

Cloture filed on cyber-security amendment to NDAA

Senator McConnell filed cloture on McCain for Burr amendment #1569, as modified, (cyber-security) to McCain #1463 (substitute) to H.R.1735, NDAA.   Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on the second legislative day. That vote could occur as early as 1:00am on Friday, June 12.…

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5:00pm vote expected re: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization amendment

There is a good chance that at approximately 5:00pm today we vote on a motion to table the Ayotte for Kirk amendment #1986 (5 year Export-Import Bank Reauthorization) to H.R.1735.

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Export-Import Bank Reauthorization amendment is pending to H.R.1735, NDAA

Senator Ayotte offered amendment Kirk amendment #1986 (Export-Import) to the underlying bill, H.R.1735, NDAA.

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Debate only until 3:00pm on H.R.1735, NDAA

H.R.1735, NDAA, for debate only until 3:00pm.

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Objection to calling up Cotton amendment #1605

Senator Cotton asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Cotton amendment #1605 (limitation on acceleration of dismantlement of retired nuclear weapons).   Senator Feinstein reserved her right to object, explained her objection, and then objected.

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cCain for Burr amendment on cyber-security and background checks amendment pending in the first degree

The Senate has resumed consideration of H.R.1735, NDAA.   Senator McCain modified the McCain for Burr amendment #1569 (background checks for DoD childcare) to accept the Burr second degree amendment #1921 (cyber-security).   The McCain for Burr amendment #1569, as modified, is pending. The text of the amendment includes the background checks and cyber-security language.

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Managers package agreed to / Burr calls up Cyber-security amendment

Senator Burr called up amendment #1921 (cybersecurity) to McCain for Burr amendment #1569 (childcare background checks).   Prior to that, the Senate agreed to the following amendments by unanimous consent:   Hoeven SA #1485 (nuclear force improvement) Heller SA #1510 (electronic health records) Rounds SA #1520 (cyber attacks) Wicker SA #1538 (US Merchant Marine Academy…

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Morning Business

The Senate is in morning business for the remainder of the day. We expect to resume consideration of the NDAA bill around 4:00pm on Monday, June 8. There will be no roll call votes for the remainder of the week or on Monday. The next vote is expected to occur Tuesday morning.

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Up to 2 votes at 1:45pm–Shaheen and Tillis

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in 2 votes at 1:45pm today in relation to Shaheen SA #1494 and Tillis SA #1506. The Shaheen amendment is subject to a 60 vote threshold. No second degree amendments are in order prior to the votes.   1:45pm—Up to 2 roll call votes Shaheen SA #1494…

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Markey amendment pending

Senator Markey also called up Markey amendment #1645 (SoS re: crude oil exports)

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