Senate Democrats

Wrap Up for Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.1735, NDAA, as amended; invoked: 84-14. Legislative Business The Senate agreed to the following pending amendments by voice vote: Hatch-Inhofe-Mikulski SA #1911, as further modified; McCain SA #1456; and McCain substitute amendment #1463, as amended.   Adopted S.Res.203, American Eagle Day.   Executive Business

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2 pending amendments agreed to by voice vote; 6 pending amendments fall; McCain substitute amendment agreed to; Senate now voting on cloture on H.R.1735, as amended

The Senate agreed to the following pending amendments by voice vote: Hatch-Inhofe-Mikulski SA #1911, as further modified; McCain SA #1456.   The following pending amendments fell on a point of order that they are not germane post-cloture: Blumenthal SA #1564; Fischer SA #1825; Durbin SA #1559; Paul SA #1543; Markey SA #1645; and Cornyn SA…

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Post cloture time will expire at 4pm today–expect vote/s at that time

The Senate has reached an agreement that post-cloture time on the McCain amendment #1763 (substitute) be expired at 4:00pm; and that if cloture is invoked on H.R.1735, NDAA, the time will count as if cloture had been invoked at 10:00pm, tonight. The time until 4:00pm is equally divided between the managers or their designees.  …

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Roll call vote/s expected to begin shortly after 4pm

We appear to be close to reaching an agreement that would result in between 1 and 3 roll call votes shortly after 4pm. If an agreement is reached, we would dispose of the remaining pending amendments, agree to the McCain substitute (voice vote expected), and vote on cloture on the underlying bill (H.R.1735). Another message…

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Schedule for Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour, with Democrats controlling the first half and Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the McCain substitute amendment #1463…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Roll Call Votes McCain-Feinstein amendment #1889; agreed to: 78-21. Ernst-Boxer amendment #1549 (arming the Kurds)[60-vote threshold]; not agreed to: 54-45. Gillibrand amendment #1578 (sexual assault in the military)[60-vote threshold]; not agreed to: 50-49. Motion to invoke cloture on McCain substitute amendment #1463 to H.R.1735, NDAA; invoked: 83-15. Vitter amendment #1473, as further modified (retirement of…

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Morning Business

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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Roll Call Vote on Vitter amendment #1473, as further modified

5:01pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Vitter SA #1473 (retirement of Army combat units); Not Agreed To: 26-73

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Cloture on NDAA substitute invoked–5pm vote in relation to Vitter SA #1473, as further modified–sage grouse amendment withdrawn

By a vote of 83-15, cloture was invoked on McCain amendment #1463 (substitute) to H.R.1735, NDAA. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate.   Following the vote, Senator McCain offered Hatch amendment #1911 (software sustainment) and Vitter amendment #1473 was further modified (retirement of Army combat units).   At 5:00pm, there…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on McCain substitute amendment #1463 to H.R.1735, NDAA.

3:02pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on cloture on McCain substitute amendment #1463 to H.R.1735, NDAA; Invoked: 83-15

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