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Senate adopts resolution welcoming Prime Minister of Israel

By unanimous consent, the Senate adopted S.Res.76, a resolution welcoming the Prime Minister of Israel to the United States for his address to a joint session of Congress, with amendments to the resolution and the title.

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Senate passes S.527, Congressional Gold Medal

By unanimous consent at approximately 3:30pm today, the Senate passed S.527, A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Foot Soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or in the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of…

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Senate adopts S.Res.88, Black History Month

By unanimous consent, the Senate adopted S.Res.88, a resolution celebrating Black History Month.   The Senate continues to consider the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, post-cloture. The Republicans control the time from 3:15 until 4:15 and the Democrats control the time from 4:15 until 5:15.   Negotiations continue on a path forward to…

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Recess from 12:45-1:45pm

The Senate continues to debate the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:45pm until 1:45pm today. The post-cloture debate time expires around 9:15pm tonight. However, we hope to reach an agreement to expedite its consideration. Another message will be sent when votes are scheduled.

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Schedule Thursday, February 26, 2015

Schedule Thursday, February 26, 2015   The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Thursday, February 26, 2015.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, post-cloture.

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Roll Call Votes Cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, upon reconsideration; Invoked: 98-2 Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.86, Recognizing March 3, 2015, as the centennial of the Navy Reserve  No Executive Business

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Cloture invoked on MTP to DHS appropriations bill: 98-2

Upon reconsideration, cloture was invoked on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, by a vote of 98-2 (Sessions and Inhofe voted no). There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the motion to proceed.   Upon the use or yielding back of the post-cloture time, the Senate would adopt…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on MTP to HR 240, DHS appropriations, upon reconsideration

2:47pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, upon reconsideration; 98-2

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Reconsideration of cloture vote MTP to DHS appropriations expected in the 2:45-3pm range today

There is a good chance that we see a roll call vote in the 2:45-3:00pm range today on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, upon reconsideration. We need to adopt 2 procedural motions before getting to the reconsideration vote. Those would be voice votes. If cloture is…

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Recess until 2:00pm

The Senate stands in recess until 2:00pm to allow for the caucus meetings.

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