Senate Democrats

Cloture invoked on transportation substitute–McConnell filled amendment tree

By a vote of 62-32, cloture was invoked on the highway/transportation substitute amendment #2266, as amended.   Senator McConnell then filled the amendment tree. The pending amendments are listed below.   The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am tomorrow. The time during the adjournment counts post-cloture. If all time is used, the post-cloture debate time would…

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Roll Call Vote on McConnell amendment #2266, as amended (highway/transportation substitute)

At 10:47pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on amendment #2266, as amended (highway/transportation substitute); Invoked: 62-32    

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Roll Call Vote on Kirk SA #2327 (Export-Import Bank Reauthorization)

The McConnell motion to instruct was agreed to by a vote of 79-14. A quorum was present.   The Senate tabled McConnell amendment #2329 (2 month extension) by a voice vote. The second degree amendment (SA#2330) fell as well.   Senator Reid then made a germaneness point of order against McConnell amendment #2328 (ACA). The…

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Roll Call Vote on McConnell request the presence of absent senators

A quorum was not present. At 10:03pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the McConnell motion to request the presence of absent senators; Agreed To: 79-14

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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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