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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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objections to UC requests on DHS appropriations/11:30am cloture vote on MTP to H.R.240

Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, be agreed to and that it be in order for the Managers, or their designees, to offer amendments in an alternating fashion with the Majority manager, or his designee, being recognized to offer the first amendment.   Senator Reid reserved his…

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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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2:45pm Cloture vote on MTP to DHS appropriations, upon reconsideration, expected

The Senate has reconvened and has resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.240, with time until 2:45pm equally divided. At 2:45pm we expect to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, upon reconsideration. We expect to voice vote the 2 procedural votes that will…

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Morning Business until 12:30pm

During Leader remarks, Senator McConnell moved to proceed to H.R.240, a bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2015. The Senate is currently in a period of morning business until 12:30pm, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.   The Senate will recess from…

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Cloture filed on MTP to HR 240, DHS approps

Prior to adjourning today, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #5, H.R.240, a bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015. Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, February 5.…

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Shaheen Parliamentary Inquiries re: Budget points of order on DHS approps

Senator Shaheen made 3 parliamentary inquiries regarding H.R.240, the DHS Appropriations bill.   Shaheen: CONGRESS NEEDS TO PASS A CLEAN FULL-YEAR FUNDING BILL WITHOUT ANY CONTROVERSIAL IMMIGRATION RIDERS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GAIN SUPPORT THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY SAID HE’S GOING TO VETO. IT’S THAT SIMPLE. THERE IS TOO MUCH…

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Votes @ approx. noon and 2:30pm Tuesday

The previous order with respect to H.R.203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, has been modified so that the Senate proceed to its consideration of the bill at 11:00am on Tuesday, February 3. At 11:00am tomorrow, there will be 1 hour for debate equally divided prior to a vote on passage of…

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Cloture filed on MTP to HR 240, DHS appropriations

This morning Senator McConnell moved to proceed to Calendar #5, H.R.240, a bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and filed cloture on the motion.   By consent, the cloture vote will occur at 2:30pm on Tuesday, February 3. If cloture is invoked, all post-cloture…

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Last vote of the week

Passage of S.1 will be the last vote of the week. the next roll call vote will be at 5:30pm on Monday, February 2, on Calendar #6, H.R.203, Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.

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