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Roll Call Vote on Lankford SA #1237 (religious freedom)

6:05pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Lankford amendment #1237, as modified (religious freedom) Agreed To: 92-0

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Roll Call Vote on Brown SA #1242 (restore TAA funding)

5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Brown amendment #1242 (to restore TAA funding). Not Agreed To: 45-41. Next: Lankford amendment #1237, as modified (religious freedom)

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2 votes at 5:30pm

At 5:30pm today, there will be 2 roll call votes on the Brown amendment and Lankford, as modified, amendment. The Lankford modification makes a technical correction to the instruction line of the amendment.  Each are subject to 60-affirmative vote thresholds.   5:30pm—2 roll call votes: Brown SA #1242 (to restore TAA funding) Lankford SA #1237,…

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Schedule for Monday, May 18, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, May 18, 2015. The Senate will not be in session on Friday, May 15, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 3:00pm. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1314 with the time until 5:30pm equally…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, May 14, 2015

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.1295, as amended with S.1267, Preferences  (60-affirmative vote threshold); passed: 97-1. Passage of H.R.644, as amended with S.1269, Customs (60-affirmative vote threshold); passed: 78-20. Motion to invoke cloture, upon reconsideration, on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the trade related legislation (TPA and TAA); invoked: 65-33.…

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Morning Business–no more votes

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes his week.

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Agreement to yield back remining post-cloture time

The Senate has reached an agreement for consideration of the Trade bill for the remainder of today. All post-cloture debate time has been yielded back and the motion to proceed to H.R.1314 was adopted. Senator Hatch then offered amendment #1221 (substitute that includes TPA and TAA), Flake amendment #1243 (strikes TAA title in subst.), and…

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Cloture invoked on motion to proceed to Trade

By a vote of 65-33, cloture, upon reconsideration, was invoked on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the Trade Act of 2015 (TPA and TAA). Negotiations continue on a path forward on the Trade bill. If no agreement is reached, all post-cloture time would expire at 10:00pm tonight.

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on MTP to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the Trade Act of 2015 (TPA and TAA), upon reconsideration

1:55pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the Trade Act of 2015 (TPA and TAA), upon reconsideration; Invoked: 65-33

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Roll Call Vote on H.R.644, as amended with S.1269, Customs

12:28pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.644, as amended with S.1269, Customs (60-affirmative vote threshold); Passed: 78-20   2:00pm—1 roll call vote: Cloture, upon reconsideration, on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the trade related legislation (TPA and TAA)

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