Senate Democrats

10:00pm live quorum

We still expect a live quorum at 10:00pm. Senators are asked to report to the floor. The clerk will note they are present when they are on the floor.   Following the live quorum, there will be some votes. The exact number of roll call votes are yet to be determined. At a minimum, there…

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Recess until 9:15pm–nominations confirmed and Louisiana resolution adopted–second degree filing deadline

The Senate stands in recess until 9:15pm, with the time counting post-cloture. We anticipate a live quorum call around 10:00pm. The schedule for tonight is a bit fluid. Once a quorum is established, we anticipate a voice vote on a motion to table the McConnell amendment to the underlying bill. Then we need to dispose…

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Schedule for Monday, July 27, 2015

Schedule for Monday, July 27, 2015 The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, July 27, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.22, the legislative vehicle for the Highway bill. All time during adjournment of the Senate will count post-cloture on the Kirk amendment #2327 (Ex-Im reauthorization). If no agreement…

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Wrap Up for Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wrap Up for Sunday, July 26, 2015 Roll Call Votes Cloture on McConnell amendment #2328 (ACA repeal); not invoked: 49-43. Cloture on Kirk amendment #2327 (Ex-Im reauthorization); invoked: 67-26. Legislative Business Voice vote on Cruz appeal of the chair: Shall the ruling of the chair stand as the decision of the Senate; rule stands by…

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Lee appealing the ruling of the chair

Senator Lee tried to call up amendment #2282 (defund Planned Parenthood). Senator Boxer objected and the chair ruled that the amendment is not in order. Senator Lee appealed the ruling of the chair, asked for the yeas and nays on the appeal. There was not a sufficient second and the Senate voted on the appeal…

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Cloture invoked on Ex-Im amendment

By a vote of 67-26, cloture was invoked on the Kirk amendment #2327 (Export-Import reauthorization). There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate.   After failing to achieve a sufficient second, the Senate sustained the ruling of the chair by a voice vote.   The Senate is in a quorum call. Another…

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Roll Call Vote on Kirk SA #2327 (Ex-Im)

3:37pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call on the McConnell for Kirk amendment #2327 (Export-Import reauthorization); Invoked: 67-26   Next:   Cruz appeal of the chair: Shall the ruling of the chair stand as the decision of the Senate?

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Roll Call Vote on McConnell amendmen t#2328 (ACA repeal)

3:03pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell amendment #2328 (ACA repeal); Not Invoked: 49-43   Next: Cloture on Kirk amendment #2327 (Ex-Im reauthorization), if cloture is invoked, then Cruz appeal of the chair: Shall the ruling of the chair stand as the decision of…

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Schedule for Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.22, the legislative vehicle for the Highway bill. The filing deadline for all first degree amendments to the substitute amendment #2266, as modified, and the underlying bill is set for 2:30pm on Sunday. The…

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Wrap Up for Friday, July 24, 2015

Roll Call Votes Adoption of the motion to proceed to H.R.22, the legislative vehicle for the Highway bill; agreed to: 51-26. Legislative Business Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.1861, Prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood (Paul). No Executive Business

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