April 26, 2012 02:46 PM

Agreement on S.1925, VAWA

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012. There will now be 1 hour for debate equally divided prior to a series of votes in relation to 3 amendments and passage of the bill. If all time is used, at approximately 3:25pm today, the Senate will proceed to a series of up to 4 roll call votes. Please note that some time may be yielded back and the votes could begin early. The amendments are subject to a 60 vote threshold. All votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration with 2 minutes for debate prior to each vote.

-          Klobuchar amendment #2094  (side by side to Cornyn amendment);

-          Cornyn amendment #2086 (Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry.

-          Hutchison-Grassley amendment #2095 (substitute); and

-          Passage of S.1925, as amended, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012.