Senate Democrats

Cybersecurity

Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the cloture motion on the motion to proceed to calendar #28, S.754, Cybersecurity, be withdrawn and the Senate immediately proceed to its consideration. Further, that Senator Burr then be recognized to offer the Burr-Feinstein substitute amendment and that it be in order during today’s session of the Senate for…

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Schedule for Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to…

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Wrap Up for Monday, August 3, 2015

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1881, to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood of America; not invoked: 53-46.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.241, designating August 16, 2015, as “National Airborne Day”.   No Executive Business

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Portman request UC to pass H.R.212; Whitehouse asks UC to pass H.R.212 and S.1523 en bloc; Portman objects

Senator Portman asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass H.R.212, Drinking Water Protection Act.   Senator Whitehouse countered the request by asking that the Senate take up and pass by voice vote H.R.212 and S.1523, to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, en bloc.   Senator Portman objected to passing both bills. Senator…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on motion to proceed to S.1881, Planned Parenthood

5:36pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Not invoked: 53-46 Senator McConnell entered a motion to reconsider.

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Schedule for Monday, August 3, 2015

Following Friday’s pro forma, the Senate will adjourn until 2:00pm on Monday, August 3, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. At 5:30pm, there will be a cloture vote on the motion to…

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Schedule for Friday pro forma and Monday, August 3, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, July 31, for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.   Following Friday’s pro forma, the Senate will adjourn until 2:00pm on Monday, August 3, 2015.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, July 30, 2015

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway/Transportation Reauthorization and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization); passed: 65-34. Passage of R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvements Act of 2015 (3-month extension to October 29, 2015 for highways) [60 vote affirmative threshold]; passed: 91-4.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.236, Designating July 30, 2015, as “National…

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Portman asks UC to pass H.R.212; Udall asks UC to pass H.R.212 and S.1523; Portman objects

Senator Portman asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass by voice vote H.R.212, Drinking Water Protection Act.   Senator Udall countered the request by asking that the Senate take up and pass by voice vote H.R.212 and S.1523, to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, en bloc.   Senator Portman objected.

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans health Care Choice Improvements

1:47pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvements Act of 2015 (3-month extension to October 29, 2015 for highways) [60 vote affirmative threshold]; Passed: 91-4

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