Senate Democrats

Cloture filed on MTP to S. 1881, Planned Parenthood

Senator McConnell moved to proceed to S.1881 and filed cloture on the motion. S.1881, is a bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed is expected to occur at 5:30pm on Monday, August 3.

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway)

12:02pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway/Transportation Reauthorization and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization). Passed: 65-34 Next—1:45pm: 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]

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Grassley objects to votes on Donnelly, Vildardo, and DeArcy nominations (NY district judges)

Senator Schumer asked unanimous consent the Senate vote on confirmation of the Donnelly, Vildardo, and DeArcy nominations. Senator Grassley objected.     Executive Calendar #139, Ann Donnelly, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York   Executive Calendar #140, Lawrence Joseph Vilardo, to be United States District Judge for the Western…

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12 noon and 1:45pm votes, Senate adopted National Whistleblower Appreciation Day resolution

As a reminder, at 12:00 noon today, there will be a roll call vote on passage of H.R.22, as amended (Highway/Transportation Reauthorization and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization)   At 1:45pm, there will be a 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…

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Schedule for Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, July 30, 2015.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.22, post-cloture, with the time until 12:00pm equally divided. All time during adjournment of the Senate will count post-cloture on H.R.22.   12:00 noon – 1 roll call vote Passage of H.R.22, as…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Roll Call Votes Adoption of McConnell amendment #2266, as modified (highway substitute); adopted: 62-38. Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.22, as amended, if amended; invoked: 65-35.   Legislative Business Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.J.Res.61, Hire More Heroes Act of 2015. Completed the Rule 14 process to…

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Senate is post-cloture on H.R.22, as amended

The Senate is now post-cloture on H.R.22, as amended. Under the previous order, the 30-hour post-cloture time began as if invoked at 6:00am today; we expect the time to expire around 12:00 noon tomorrow, Thursday, July 30.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on H.R.22, as amended

10:32am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.22, as amended. Invoked: 65-35. Next – voice votes: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #137, Jeffrey Michael Prieto, to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture; Confirmation of Executive Calendar #6, Allison Beck, to be Federal Mediation and…

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of substitute amendment #2266 to H.R.22

The Senate completed the following by voice votes: Motion to table McConnell first degree amendment to underlying bill SA #2417 (date change); Adoption of McConnell for Inhofe second degree amendment #2533 to SA #2421 (highway/transportation with technical changes and with Ex-Im); and Adoption of McConnell first degree amendment #2421 to SA #2266 (highway/transportation with technical…

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Schedule for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.22, the legislative vehicle for the Highway bill, with the time until 10:00am equally divided. All time during adjournment of the Senate will count post-cloture on the McConnell amendment #2266, as modified (highway/transportation substitute).…

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