May 16, 2016 03:39 PM

5:30pm roll call vote reminder; Tuesday cloture votes re: Zika funding; 2nd degree filing deadlines

At 4:30pm today, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #307, Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be US District Judge for the District of Maryland. There will be 60 minutes of debate, equally divided, followed a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination.

5:30pm - 1 roll call vote

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #307, Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be US District Judge for the District of Maryland.

As a reminder, during Thursday's session Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following amendments to H.R.2577, THUD/MilCon-VA:

Nelson SA #3898 ($1.9billion Zika funding);

Cornyn SA #3899 ($1.1billion Zika funding, $1.2billion offset through ACA prevention fund cut);

Blunt-Murray SA #3900 ($1.1billion Zika funding).

Unless an agreement is reached, cloture will ripen on the Nelson amendment one hour after the Senate convenes tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17. If cloture is not invoked on Nelson, cloture will immediately ripen on the Cornyn amendment. If cloture is not invoked on Cornyn, cloture will immediately ripen on the Blunt-Murray amendment.

The filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments to SA #3898, SA #3899, and SA #3900 is one hour prior to the cloture vote, if cloture is invoked.

Another message will be sent when the votes are scheduled.

Amendments pending to H.R.2577, THUD/Milcon-VA

Collins SA #3896 (substitute)

Lee SA #3897 (affirmative action/housing)

Nelson SA #3898 ($1.9billion Zika funding)

Cornyn SA #3899 ($1.1billion Zika funding, $1.2billion offset through ACA prevention fund cut)

Blunt-Murray SA #3900 ($1.1billion Zika funding).