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Agreements on Flood Insurance and Kumar and Broas nominations

There will now be up to 45 minutes for debate prior to a vote on passage of H.R.3370, Flood Insurance, and S.2137, flood insurance for second homes (Lee). We expect some time may be yielded back and the vote could begin around 4:30pm. We expect a roll call vote on H.R.3370 and a voice vote on S.2137. Each bill is subject to a 60-affirmativevote threshold.

Further, the Senate will then vote (expect voice votes) on confirmation of the following nominations:

-        Exec. Cal. #647, Arun Madhavan Kumar, of CA, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service; and

-        Exec. Cal. #551, Timothy M. Broas, of MD, to be Ambassador to the Netherlands.

Flood Insurance agreement

I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #317, H.R.3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act; that there be up to 75 minutes of debate prior to a vote on passage of the bill, with the Majority controlling 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling 15 minutes; further, that upon disposition of H.R.3370, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.2137, introduced earlier today by Senator Lee; that the bill be read a third time and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill; that each bill be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; with all of the above occurring with no intervening action or debate; finally, there be two minutes equally divided in between the votes; and Senator Coburn be recognized for up to 30 minutes following the votes for his remarks relative to the flood insurance bill.