April 22, 2015 09:30 AM

Schedule for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

Prior to adjourning, the Senate reached an agreement to complete action on S.178, Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act of 2015. On Wednesday, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.178. Senator Cornyn will be recognized to withdraw the pending Cornyn amendment and offer amendments #1124 and #301. There will then be 1 hour for debate, equally divided in the usual form, and upon the use or yielding back of time-approximately 10:40am-the Senate will vote on the Leahy amendment #301, followed by a vote on Cornyn-Murray-Klobuchar amendment #1124. If the amendment is agreed to, the time until 2:00pm will be equally divided and the Senate will then vote on adoption of the following amendments, each subject to a 60 vote affirmative threshold for adoption:

  1. Cornyn SA #1127 (side by side to Leahy #290)
  2. Leahy SA #290 (Reauthorize Homeless and Runaway Youth)
  3. Brown SA #311 ((parental rights)
  4. Burr SA #1121 (sex offender list)
  5. Kirk SA #273, as modified (commercial advertising)
Following the disposition of the above amendments, there will be 5 minutes equally divided followed by votes on the following amendments (which are expected to be adopted by voice vote):
  • Klobuchar SA #296 (Stop Exploitation through Sex Trafficking)
  • Hoeven SA #299, as modified (data collection)
  • Sullivan SA #279 (cross designation)
  • Wicker SA #1126 (public database)
  • Flake SA #294 (GAO study)
  • Cassidy SA #308 (health care professionals)
  • Portman SA #1128 (child protective services)
  • Brown SA #310 (homeless and runaway youth)
  • Brown SA #312 (Federal government training)
  • Heller SA #1122 (DHS training)
  • Shaheen SA #303 (Victim recovery and rehabilitation)
Following disposition of the Shaheen amendment, the committee-reported substitute as amended will be agreed to and the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on passage.

Wednesday at approximately 10:40am - 2 roll call votes:

  1. Adoption of Leahy SA #301 (substitute);
  2. Adoption of Cornyn-Murray-Klobuchar SA #1124 (victims support without expanded Hyde)
Wednesday at 2:00pm-Up to 6 roll call votes; 11 voice votes expected:
  1. Cornyn SA #1127 (side by side to Leahy #290)
  2. Leahy SA #290 (Reauthorize Homeless and Runaway Youth)
  3. Brown SA #311 (parental rights)
  4. Burr SA #1121 (sex offender list)
  5. Kirk SA #273, as modified (commercial advertising)
  6. Passage of S.178, as amended, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
Prior to adjourning, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. By the rules, that cloture vote will occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday. The hope is that her confirmation vote will also take place on Thursday.