Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.223, FAA Authorization. There will be 2 hours for debate equally divided and controlled between the proponents and opponents prior to a cloture vote on the Inhofe amendment #7, as modified. Senators should expect the cloture vote on the Inhofe amendment to begin around 12:10pm.
The filing deadline for second degree amendments to S.223 is up until the cloture vote.
Additional roll call votes are expected to occur throughout the day.
By unanimous consent, the cloture vote on the Inhofe amendment was vitiated. The Hutchison amendment #93, as further further modified, was agreed to by voice vote. Then the Inhofe amendment #7, as amended, was agreed to by voice vote.
By unanimous consent at 2:00pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.223, FAA Authorization.
The Senate has reached an agreement to wrap up consideration of the FAA bill tonight. Under the agreement, there will now be up to 14 minutes for debate prior to a series of votes in relation to amendments to FAA and on passage of the bill. Senator Coburn controls 10 minutes, Senator Schumer controls 2 minutes, and Senator Brown (OH) controls 2 minutes.
The Senate would then proceed to vote in relation to the following items:
Coburn amendment #64 (Rescind unused earmarks); – Brown-Portman second degree amendment #105 (unmanned aerial systems) to Ensign amendment #32; – Ensign amendment #32, as amended, (remotely piloted aerial systems); – Reid amendment #54, as modified (noise buffering); – Udall (NM) amendment #49, as modified (Dona Ana County airport); – Udall (NM) amendment #51, as modified (advanced imaging technology); – Coburn amendment #8o, as modified, (limit essential air service to locations that are 100 or more miles away from the nearest medium or large hub airport); – Coburn amendment #81 (limit essential air service to locations that average 10 or more enplanements per day); – Coburn amendment #91 (repeal decrease federal share of project costs); – Schumer amendment #71 (helicopter noise pollution in residential areas); –10 minutes for debate— – Leahy-Inhofe amendment #50 (liability protection for volunteer pilots) (60-vote threshold) – Passage of S.223, FAA Authorization, as amended.
Leader: I ask unanimous consent the pending amendments be set aside and Senator Coburn be recognized to offer his amendment #64; that after the amendment is reported, the Senate proceed to a vote in relation to the Coburn amendment; and that no amendments be in order to the Coburn amendment prior to the vote.
Upon disposition of the Coburn amendment #64, the pending amendments be set aside and Senator Coburn be recognized for up to 10 minutes to offer amendments #80, with a modification which is at the desk, #81 and #91; and Senator Schumer be recognized for up to two minutes to offer amendment #71; Senator Brown (OH) be recognized for up to two minutes to call up the Brown-Portman amendment #105 to the Ensign amendment #32 and the Reid amendment #54 and the Udall amendment #51 be modified with the changes that are at the desk; the Wyden amendment #27 be withdrawn; and the Senate then proceed to votes in relation to the following amendments in the order listed:
Further, there be two minutes equally divided prior to each vote listed above; that notwithstanding rule 22, the Leahy-Inhofe amendment #50 remain in order and that upon disposition of the Schumer #71, there be 10 minutes of debate, equally divided, prior to a vote in relation to the Leahy-Inhofe amendment #50; that the Leahy-Inhofe amendment be subject to a 60 vote threshold for passage; that if it does not achieve 60 affirmative votes, the amendment not be agreed to; and that there be no amendments in order to any of the amendments listed in this agreement prior to the votes;
Further, upon disposition of the Leahy-Inhofe amendment, there be no further amendments or motions in order to the bill, except for a managers’ package, to be agreed to if it has the concurrence of the Majority and Republican Leaders; the bill then be read a third time and the Senate proceed to a vote on passage of the bill, as amended; the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate; and if the bill is passed, it be held at the desk.
Finally, that when the Senate receives the House companion to S.223, as determined by the two Leaders, it be in order for the Majority Leader to proceed to its immediate consideration; strike all after the enacting clause and insert the text of S.223, as passed by the Senate, in lieu thereof; that the companion bill, as amended, be read a third time, the statutory PAYGO statement be read and the bill be passed; the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table; that upon passage, the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate with a ratio of 5-4; all with no intervening action or debate.