March 12, 2015 02:38 PM

NTSB nominations confirmated; McConnell files cloture; Senate in morning business; No further roll call votes this week

The Hart nomination was confirmed by a vote of 97-0. The Senate then confirmed the Dinh-Zarr nomination by voice vote.

Senator McConnell filed cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment to S.178 and on the underlying bill. The filing deadline for all first-degree amendments to the substitute and the underlying bill is set for 5:00pm on Monday, March 16. We expect the cloture vote on the substitute to occur Tuesday morning (could be in the 11:00am range).The filing deadline for second degree amendments will be around 10:00am on Tuesday, March 17.

The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

No further roll call votes are expected this week.