Senate Democrats

Roll call vote/s expected at 2:45pm

We expect Senator McConnell, or his designee, to move to table the Markey amendment around 2:45pm today. We may also vote in relation to the Portman amendment and Franken amendments at that time as well. Discussions continue on the next amendments that may be offered to the bill.

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Vote expected this afternoon

The Senate is in a period of morning business until approximately 10:30am. Following morning business, we will resume consideration of S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone pipeline. Currently, we have 3 amendments pending to the bill in addition to the substitute. Discussions continue on a path forward today. During his opening statement, Senator McConnell…

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Schedule for Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business for one hour, with Democrats controlling the first half and Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1, to approve the Keystone XL…

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Wrap Up for Friday, January 16, 2015

Roll Call Votes Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.27, Legal Counsel: U.S. v Jeffrey Sterling. Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.240, DHS Appropriations. Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.33, Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. Executive Business

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Next vote expected at 2:15pm on Tuesday, January 20th

The Senate has convened and resumed consideration of S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator McConnell announced during his opening remarks that he expects to vote on pending amendments at 2:15pm on Tuesday, January 20th. The Senate will not be in session on Monday, January 19, due to the Martin Luther King…

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Schedule for Friday, January 16, 2015

The Senate will not be in session on Wednesday or Thursday to accommodate the caucus retreats. The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, January 16, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1, to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. The next roll call votes will occur on Tuesday, January 20,…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Roll Call Votes The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to S.1 by voice vote. Legislative Business Adopted H.Con.Res.7: Joint meeting for the State of the Union Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.33, Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act Discharged S.32 from Finance and referred it…

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Agreement on first 3 Keystone amendments

The Senate has reached an agreement to yield back all remaining post-cloture time and vote (voice vote) on adoption of the motion to proceed to S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Further, that the Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute) be offered. The following amendments are in order to be offered in the order…

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Schedule for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to S.1 until 12:30 with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The Senate will recess from 12:30 – 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus…

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Wrap Up for Monday, January 12, 2015

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1, to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline; Invoked: 63-32.

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