Senate Democrats

cloture invoked on conference report re: H.R.644, Customs; next roll call votes at approx. 12:00 noon and 1:45pm

Cloture was invoked on the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, by a vote of 73-20.   Senator McConnell announced that after all post-cloture debate has concluded – at approximately 12:00 noon – he expects the Senate will vote on adoption of the conference report.   Senator McConnell…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on conference report re: H.R.644, Customs

10:35am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.

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Schedule for Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, February 11, 2016.   Following any leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, with the time until the cloture vote equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. Under the rule,…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.757, North Korea Sanctions, as amended; passed: 96-0.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.757, North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016

At 5:10pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of Calendar #359, H.R.757, North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016.

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Objection to calling up Paul amendment

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent to call up amendment #3301 (to remove national security waivers) to H.R.757, North Korea Sanctions.   Senator Gardner objected.

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Senate considering H.R.757, North Korea Sanctions

The Senate is considering Calendar #359, H.R.757, North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016. There will now be up to 7 hours of debate equally divided in the usual form. Following the use or yielding back of time, the committee-reported amendment will be agreed to and the Senate will vote on the bill, as amended.…

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Schedule for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.   Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am.   Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #359, H.R.757, North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016. There will be up to…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #464, Scot Alan Marciel, of California, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Union of Burma; confirmed: 90-0.   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #313, S.2109 – Directing Dollars to Disaster Relief Act of 2015, with Johnson substitute.   Passed Calendar #356, H.R.1428 – to…

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Cloture filed on conference report re: H.R.644, Customs Conference

This evening Senator McConnell laid before the Senate the conference report to accompany H.R.644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, and filed cloture.   Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture vote is expected one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, February 11.

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