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Trafficking--Cornyn amendment offered, cloture filed on amendment

Following passage of H.R.2, the Senate resumed consideration of S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. Then, Senator Portman withdrew his pending amendments (SA #271 and SA #270) and the Vitter second degree SA #284 fell.

Senator McConnell then offered Cornyn amendment #1120 (Hyde) and filed cloture on the Cornyn amendment. The Cornyn amendment #1120 is now the only pending amendment to the bill.

Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, April 16. The filling deadline for second degree amendments to the Cornyn amendment is 1 hour prior to the cloture vote.