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Day April 20, 2016

Schedule for Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, with the time until 10:00am equally divided between the two Managers or their designees.   At 10:00am, the Senate will vote on passage of S.2012, as amended.  …

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Schedule for Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, April 21, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations bill.   At 11:45am, the Senate will vote on Hoeven amendment #3811, with…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Roll Call Votes Passage of 2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, as amended; passed: 85-12. Schatz amendment #3802; agreed to: 70-26. Ernst amendment #3803; not agreed to: 25-71.   Legislative Business Passed by voice vote Calendar #393, S.1252 – Global Food Security Act of 2015, with Casey and committee-reported amendments.   Adopted S.Res.433, National Lineman Appreciation…

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Next vote 11:45am on WOTUS amendment

The Senate then reached an agreement that at 11:45am tomorrow, Thursday, April 21st, the Senate will vote on Hoeven amendment #3811 (clean water/WOTUS). The amendment is subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold for adoption. No second degree amendments are in order prior to the vote.   The Senate is in a period of morning…

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Roll Call Vote on Ernst amendment #3803 (regional commissions)

5:26pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote  on Ernst amendment #3803 (regional commissions); Not Agreed To: 25-71

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Roll Call Vote on Schatz SA #3802

4:54pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Schatz amendment #3802 (DOE); Agreed To: 70-26

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2 RCV at 4:55pm today

The Schatz amendment #3802 (DOE funding) and Ernst amendment #3803 (regional commission funding) are now pending.   At 4:55pm, the Senate will vote on the amendments in the order listed.

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Republicans object to vote on confirmation of Szubin nomination

Senator Brown asked unanimous consent that the Senate enter Executive Session to consider the following nomination:   PN371, Adam J. Szubin, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes;   that the Senate then proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination.   Senator Cotton objected to the request.

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Senate begins consideration of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Approps

The Senate has begun consideration of H.R.2028, the Energy and Water Appropriations bill. Senator Alexander called up amendment #3801 (substitute) and Alexander amendment #3804 (Nuclear Regulatory Commission).   Pending amendments to H.R.2028, Energy/Water Approps: Alexander SA #3801 (substitute) Alexander SA #3804 (Nuclear Regulatory Committee)

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Roll Call Vote on passage of S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, as amended

At 10:01am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, as amended; Passed: 85-12 Following disposition of the Energy bill, the Senate will begin consideration of H.R.2028, the Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

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