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Month March 2016

Schedule for March 21, 24, 28, 31, and Monday, April 4, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned to then convene for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted on the following dates and times:   Monday, March, 21 at 10:00am; Thursday, March 24 at 11:00am; Monday, March 28 at 11:30am; and Thursday, March 31 at 6:30pm.   Committees are authorized to report legislative and executive matters…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, March 17, 2016

Roll Call Votes Adoption of S.Res.377, directing the Senate Legal Counsel to bring a civil action to enforce a subpoena of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; agreed to: 96-0.   Legislative Business Passed H.R.4721, as amended with the Thune, Hatch, Nelson, and Wyden amendment to extend FAA authorization and tax provisions through July 15, 2016.…

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Senate adopts S.Res.377; no further votes today

By a vote of 96-0, the Senate adopted S.Res.377, directing the Senate Legal Counsel to bring a civil action to enforce a subpoena of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.   There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.   The next roll call vote is expected at 5:30pm on…

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Roll Call Vote on adoption of S.Res.377

1:44pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on adoption of S.Res.377, directing the Senate Legal Counsel to bring a civil action to enforce a subpoena of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

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Senate passes H.R. 4721, FAA extension through July 15, 2016, as amended

By unanimous consent the Senate passed H.R.4721, as amended with the Thune, Hatch, Nelson, and Wyden amendment to extend FAA authorization and tax provisions through July 15, 2016.

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Schedule for Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, March 17, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each until 12:45pm.   At 12:45pm, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #375, S.Res.377, directing…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.764 with an amendment (GMO labeling); not invoked: 48-49.   Legislative Business Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2686, to clarify the treatment of two or more employers as joint employers…

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Backpage vote at 1:45pm Thursday, March 17

The Senate has reached an agreement that at 12:45pm tomorrow, Thursday, March 17, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #375, S.Res.377, directing the Senate Legal Counsel to bring a civil action to enforce a subpoena of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, with one hour of debate equally divided in the usual form.…

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Defend Trade Secrets vote at 5:30pm Monday, April 4

The Senate has reached an agreement that at 5:00pm on Monday, April 4, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #355, S.1890, Defend Trade Secrets Act, with 30 minutes of debate equally divided. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the committee-reported substitute amendment will be agreed to and the Senate will…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture to concur re: S.764, with amendment (GMO labeling)

11:50am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.764 with an amendment (GMO labeling).

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