Senate Democrats

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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Motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, is pending

Morning business is closed. The Senate has resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.240, a bill to provide appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2015, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.

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Schedule for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half.

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