5:30pm cloture vote on Farm bill conference report/OutlookDuring his opening remarks today, Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.1950, Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014. The Senate is now considering the conference report to accompany H.R.2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, with the time until 5:30pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.
At 5:30pm tonight, there will be a cloture vote on the conference report to accompany H.R.2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. Under the previous order, at approximately 2:35pm tomorrow, the Senate will proceed to vote on adoption of the conference report. Upon disposition of the Farm bill conference report, the pending business would be S.1845, Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act.
In addition to the conference report on the Farm bill and the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, this week we hope to consider several nominations, including that of Senator Baucus to be Ambassador to China, the Veterans bill, and any other items on the Legislative or Executive Calendars cleared for action. The Senate is not expected to be in session on Wednesday, February 5 in order to accommodate the Democratic issues conference and the Republican retreat.