Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

Daines calls up amendments on Guns and Postal Reform

The following amendments have been called up:   Daines amendment #465 (Second Amendment rights) Daines amendment #387 (postal reform)   Pending amendments: Cotton #481(Israel) Enzi forKirk #535 (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) Barrasso amendment #347…

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Series of up to 8 votes at 4:45pm

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 8 roll call votes at 4:45pm today.   The time until 4:45pm will be equally divided between the managers or their designees. All votes after the first will be 10 minute votes. There will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided…

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Hatch, Roberts, and Vitter amendments pending

The following amendments have been offered to S.Con.Res.11, Budget:   Hatch amendment #796 (Medicare) side-by-side to Bennet-Stabenow Roberts amendment #352 (Federal employee bonuses) Roberts amendment #462 (over the counter medications) Vitter amendment #515 (Common Core) Vitter amendment #811 (no exemptions for Washington for Obamacare)   Pending amendments: Cotton #481(Israel) Enzi forKirk #535 (Iran Sanctions) Rounds #412(prevent…

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Blunt and Moran amendments offered

We’ve had a couple more amendments offered—Sanders side by side to Blunt and Moran on Veterans health care. Pending amendments: Cotton #481(Israel) Enzi forKirk #535 (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) Barrasso amendment #347 (Waters of…

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2 roll call votes at 12:15pm–Burr and Warren amendments on student loans

Senator Burr called up amendment #622 and Reed on behalf of Senator Warren called up amendment #652 (student loans). The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair for the joint meeting of Congress. When the Senate resumes consideration of S.Con.Res.11, Budget, the time until 12:15pm will be equally divided between the…

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Daines amendments called up–Morning Business

Senator Daines called up amendment #388 and amendment #389. The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. When the Senate resumes consideration of the Budget resolution tomorrow (around 9:45am), 18 hours of debate time will remain.   The following amendments are pending…

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Cornyn #357 not agreed to, Kirk and Rounds amendments pending

Senator Enzi for Senator Kirk called up amendment #545 (Iran Sanctions) Senator Rounds called up amendment #412 (prevent EPA closed door settlement agreements)   Additional amendments will be called up tonight, however there will be no further roll call votes. As a reminder, there will be a joint meeting o Congress at 11:00am tomorrow.  Discussions…

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Roll Call Vote on Fischer amendment #409–Sanders and Ayotte agreed to by voice votes

The following amendments were agreed to by voice votes:   Sanders amendment #474 (Veterans)– side by side to Ayotte #400 (Veterans Choice) Ayotte amendment #400 (Veterans Choice)   At 4:46pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Fischer amendment #409 (to establish a deficit equal pay) side by side to Mikulski amendment…

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Up to 7 roll call votes at 4:40pm

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 7 roll call votes at 4:40pm.   Under the agreement, the time until 4:40pm is equally divided between the managers, or their designees. At 4:40pm, the Senate will vote in relation to the following amendments in the order listed, with no…

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Fischer and Cornyn amendments are pending

The following amendments have been offered:   Fischer amendment #409 (to establish a deficit equal pay) (side by side to Mikulski amendment 362 also on equal pay). Cornyn amendment #357 (President’s Budget).   We are still working on an agreement that would result in a series of votes at 4:30pm today. Those votes could be…

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