Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, was invoked 68-31. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate time; however, we hope to be able to yield back time and begin consideration of the bill and the amendment process today. The first amendment we will consider will be offered by Senators Manchin, Toomey and Kirk (substitute).
The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:30pm today to allow for a joint caucus meeting. The time during the recess will count against the post-cloture time on the motion to proceed.