Senate Democrats

Trafficking–Cornyn amendment offered, cloture filed on amendment

Following passage of H.R.2, the Senate resumed consideration of S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. Then, Senator Portman withdrew his pending amendments (SA #271 and SA #270) and the Vitter second degree SA #284 fell.   Senator McConnell then offered Cornyn amendment #1120 (Hyde) and filed cloture on the Cornyn amendment. The…

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Roll Call Vote on H.R.2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

At 9:33pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; Passed: 92-8

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Roll Call Vote on Hatch motion to waive budget point of order re: H.R.2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act

Senator Sessions raised a budget point of order against H.R.2. Then, Senator Hatch moved to waive the point of order.   At 9:11pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Hatch motion to waive the budget point of order against H.R.2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; Waived:…

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Roll Call Vote re: motion to waive budget re: Cardin SA #1119 (therapy caps)

Senator Hatch raised a point of order against Cardin amendment #1119. Senator Cardin then moved to waive the applicable points of order. At 8:51pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Cardin motion to waive Cardin SA #1119 (repeal of therapy caps (60-vote threshold) Not Waived: 58-42 Next: Motion to waive…

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Roll Call Vote on Cotton SA#1118 (Fee Schedule)

8:34pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Cotton amendment #1118 (fee schedule); Not Agreed To: 11-89   Next: Cardin #1119 (repeal of therapy caps (60-vote threshold) [motion to waive vote expected] Motion to waive applicable budget points of order (60-vote threshold) Passage of H.R.2, as amended, if amended (majority vote threshold)

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Roll Call Vote on Murray motion to waive re: Murray SA #1117

8:17pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Murray motion to waive budget points of order with respect to Murray amendment #1117 (women’s health) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 43-57 Next: Cotton #1118 (fee schedule) (majority vote threshold) Cardin #1119 (repeal of therapy caps (60-vote threshold) [motion to waive vote expected] Motion…

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Roll Call Vote on Lee amendment #1116 (strike PAYGO exemption reimbursement)

8:00pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Lee amendment #1116 (strike PAYGO exemption reimbursement); Not Agreed To: 42-58 Next: Murray #1117 (women’s health) (60-vote threshold) [motion to waive vote expected] Cotton #1118 (fee schedule) (majority vote threshold) Cardin #1119 (repeal of therapy caps (60-vote threshold) [motion to waive vote expected] Motion to waive…

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Roll Call Vote on Bennet motion to waive the budget act re: Bennet amendment (4 years CHIP)

The Cornyn amendment #1114 (repeal individual mandate) was not agreed to by a vote of 54-45. Senator Hatch raised a budget point of order with respect to the Bennet amendment #1115 (4 years of CHIP). We expect Republicans to raise budget points of order against the Democratic amendments; therefore, we expect there to be motion…

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Roll Call Vote on Cornyn amendment #1114 (repeal individual mandate)

7:12pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Cornyn #1114 (repeal individual mandate) (60-vote threshold).   Next: Bennet #1115 (4 years of CHIP) (60-vote threshold) Lee #1116 (motion to strike exclusion from PAYGO requirements) (majority vote threshold) Murray #1117 (women’s health) (60-vote threshold) Cotton #1118 (fee schedule) (majority vote threshold) Cardin #1119…

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Agreement on Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015–up to 8 votes at 7:10pm

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider H.R.2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, tonight. Under the order, at 7:10pm today, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.2, which was received from the House, and the only amendments in order be the following:   Cornyn #1114 (repeal individual mandate);…

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