Senate Democrats

Roll Call Vote on Gillibrand amendment on sexual assault

At 2:42pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on  Gillibrand amendment #1578 (sexual assault in the military) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 50-49   Next:   Cloture on the McCain substitute amendment #1463 to H.R.1735, NDAA.

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Roll Call Vote on Ernst amendment #1549 (Arming the Kurds)

At 2:18pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Ernst amendment #1549 (Arming the Kurds). Next: Gillibrand amendment #1578 (sexual assault in the military); Cloture on the McCain substitute amendment #1463 to H.R.1735, NDAA

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Objection to calling up Inhofe amendment/next votes 2:15pm

Senator Inhofe asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Inhofe amendment #1728 (privatizing commissaries) and amendment #2015 (limit applicability of “fair pay, safe workplaces” for DoD contractors). Senator Reed objected.   The next votes are expected to begin at approximately 2:15pm.   2:15pm – 3 roll call votes…

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Roll Call Vote on McCain-Feinstein amendment #1889 (torture).

11:30am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on McCain-Feinstein amendment #1889 (torture); Agreed To: 78-21

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Objection to calling up Grassley amendment #1786 (criminal penalties)

Senator Grassley asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Grassley amendment #1786 (criminal penalties for maritime offenses and acts of nuclear terrorism) to H.R.1735, NDAA.   Senator Reed objected.

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McCain objects to calling up Klobuchar amendment on metal theft

Senator Klobuchar asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Klobuchar-Schumer amendment #1555 (metal theft).   Senator McCain objected.

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Cloture filed on motion to proceed to DoD Appropriations/11:30am vote reminder/12:15pm filing deadline/2:15pm vote series

This morning Senator McConnell moved to proceed to H.R.2685, Department of Defense Appropriations, and filed cloture on the motion.   As a reminder, at 11:30am today, there will be a roll call vote in relation to the McCain-Feinstein amendment #1889 (torture).   The filing deadline for second degree amendments to McCain amendment #1463 (substitute) and…

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Schedule for Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1735, NDAA, with the time until 11:30am equally divided. At 11:30am, the Senate will vote in relation to the McCain-Feinstein amendment #1889 (torture). The filing deadline for all second degree amendments to H.R.1735 and…

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Wrap Up for Monday, June 15, 2015

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #131, Matthew McGuire, to be US Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; confirmed: 62-24.   Legislative Business Passed S.565, Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act. Adopted S.Res.201, Juneteenth Independence Day. Adopted S.Res.202, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.   Executive Business Confirmed by voice vote…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of McGuire nomination

5:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #131, Matthew McGuire, to be US Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Confirmed: 62-24 Next – voice vote expected: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #132, Gentry Smith, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions

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