Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill.
At 12:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Heather Higginbottom to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget with two minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Conrad and Sessions or their designees.
At approximately 12:02pm, the Senate will conduct up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the following:
Confirmation of Executive Calendar #78, the nomination of Heather A. Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Vitter amendment #769, as modified (drug importation) (60-vote threshold);
Additional roll call votes in relation to amendments H.R.2112 are expected during Thursday’s session in an effort to complete action on the bill. As a reminder to all Senators, Senator Reid filed cloture on the substitute amendment and the bill during Wednesday’s session of the Senate.
Also during Wednesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #204, S.1723, the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act. Additionally, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #205, S.1726, the Withholding Tax Relief Act.