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Schedule for Monday, March 16, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 16, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.178, a bill to provide justice for victims of human trafficking. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for up to 30 minutes, with the time equally divided, to consider Executive Calendar numbers 17 and 18. Upon the use or yielding back of time (approximately 5:30pm) the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations.

Monday, approximately 5:30pm-1 roll call vote, 1 voice vote expected

  1. Executive Calendar #17 Carlos Monje, of Kouisiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation (roll call vote)
  2. Executive Calendar #18, Manson K. Brown, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (voice vote expected)
As a reminder, 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 (11:00am range).The filing deadline for second degree amendments will be around 10:00am on Tuesday, March 17.

Tuesday, approximately 11:00am

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on committee-reported substitute amendment to S.178, a bill to provide justice for victims of human trafficking.