Senate Democrats

Objections to Hatch and Brown consents on Trade

Senator Hatch asked unanimous consent that the time until 8:00pm today be equally divided in the usual form. That upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the following amendments in the order listed:   Inhofe-Coons #1312, as further modified Shaheen #1227 Warren #1327 Brown #1251  …

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Objections to Merkley amendments

Senator Merkley asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up Merkley amendment #1369 (trade objectives), Merkley amendment #1401 (investor-state dispute settlement), and #1409 (unfair wages.   Senator Cantwell objected.

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No vote Mondays

There will be no roll call votes on Monday, June 8 and Monday, July 20. Roll call votes are expected to occur before lunch on Tuesday, June 9 and Tuesday, July 21.

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Cotton objects to Lee request to go to USA Freedom Act

Senator Lee asked unanimous consent that the Senate set aside consideration of H.R.1314, the Trade legislation, and move to the immediate consideration of H.R.2048, the USA Freedom Act; that the motion to proceed be agreed to; the bill be open for amendments; and that upon disposition of the H.R.2048, the Senate resume consideration of the…

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Objection Objection to Sessions amendments

Senator Sessions asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up Sessions amendment #1233 (congressional approval) and amendment #1234 (immigration).   Senator Cantwell objected.

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Schedule for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour with the time equally divided and with the Democrats controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume…

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Wrap Up for Monday, May 18, 2015

Roll Call Votes Brown amendment #1242 (restore TAA funding); not agreed to: 45-41. Lankford amendment #1237, as modified (religious freedom); agreed to: 92-0. Legislative Business Agreed to H.Con.Res.43, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds, the rotunda of the Capitol, and Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for official Congressional events surrounding the visit…

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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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