Senate Democrats

Floor Updates

2:00pm roll call vote on Yates

At 1:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #80, the nomination of Sally Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General. There will be one for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. If all time is used, the vote would occur at approximately 2:00pm.

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Recess subject to the call

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair in order to allow for an all Senators briefing on FISA. We expect the recess to last approximately an hour.

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Motion to proceed to H.R.1314 is pending

Cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314 (Trade vehicle) by a vote of 52-45. Senator McConnell changed his vote to no and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote at a later time.   The Senate is debating the McConnell motion to proceed to H.R.1314, with senators permitted to…

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Agreement to vote on S.Con.Res.16 at 5:30pm Monday

At 5:00pm on Monday, May 11th, there will be 30 minutes of debate equally divided prior to a vote on adoption of S.Con.Res.16, stating the policy of the U.S. regarding the release of U.S. citizens in Iran. If all time is used, the vote would occur at approximately 5:30pm.

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2PM Vote Series; Cloture on SA 1140 and Passage of H.R.1191, Iran

The Senate has reached an agreement that if cloture is invoked on the Corker-Cardin substitute amendment #1140 (2:00pm roll call vote) that a point of order against all the pending non-germane amendments be in order and be considered to have been made; that the Corker amendment #1179 (Farsi) be withdrawn; that the Senate consider and…

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Cloture vote moved to 2pm

By consent, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment #1140 to H.R.1191, (Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act) has been moved from 10:30am to 2:00pm today. As a result, there will not be a vote this morning. Additional roll call votes are expected to occur this afternoon.   2:00pm: Motion to invoke cloture on the Corker-Cardin…

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Cloture filed on MTP to Trade, 10am 2nd degree filing deadline to Iran, 10:30am cloture vote on subst to Iran

This morning, Senator McConnell renewed the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, which he intends to amend with trade related legislation, and filed cloture on the motion. Another message will be sent when that cloture vote is scheduled.   The filing deadline for second degree amendments to the substitute and underlying bill is 10:00am today. All…

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10am Thursday filing deadline for second degree amendments to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

By consent, the filing deadline for second degree amendments to the Corker-Cardin amendment #1140 (substitute) and H.R.1191, the legislative vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, is 10:00am tomorrow, Thursday, May 7.

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Objection to Cruz amendment

Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent that when the Senate resumes consideration of H.R.1191 (Iran), that he be allowed to offer Cruz amendment #1152 (Congressional approval of Iran nuclear agreement). Senator Cardin objected.

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Senate passes S.125, Bulletproof Vest Grant Program Reauthorization, as amended

Senator Leahy asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass S.125, as amended with the Lee amendment. Senator Lankford reserved his right to object, explained his objection over the program being duplicative, and then withdrew his objection.   By voice vote, the Senate passed Calendar #32, S.125, Bulletproof Vest Grant Program Reauthorization Act,…

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