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Day April 13, 2016

Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 13, 2016

No Roll Call Votes   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #360, H.R.1493 – Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act, with Casey and committee-reported amendments.   Adopted Calendar #401, S.Res.388 – supporting the goals of International Women’s Day, with committee-reported amendment to the resolution and preamble.   Adopted S.Res.419 – congratulating the University of North Dakota…


Agreement on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act

The Senate has reached an agreement that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act.   That the following amendments be called up and voice voted en bloc:   #3276 Cantwell (Striking Certain Provisions) #3302…


Murray objects to Fischer request (S.2200); Fischer objects to Murray request (S.862)

Senator Fischer asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass Calendar #278, S.2200, Workplace Advancement Act.   Senator Murray objected and asked consent that the HELP Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.862, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration, the bill be read a third time…


1:00pm filing deadline today

As a reminder, yesterday evening Senator McConnell offered a new substitute amendment #3679 to H.R.636 and filed cloture on the amendment and the underlying bill. Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment will occur one hour after the Senate convenes tomorrow, Thursday, April 14.   As a result, the filing…


Schedule for Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #55, H.R.636, the…