May 19, 2016 09:00 AM

Schedule for Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2577, THUD/Milcon-VA appropriations with the time until 11:15am equally divided between the Managers or their designees.

At 11:15am, all post-cloture time will be considered expired on the Blunt-Murray amendment #3900 (Zika funding). We expect Senator Lee to raise a budget point of order against the Blunt-Murray amendment. If raised and waived, the Senate will then vote on adoption of the amendment.

By the rules, upon disposition of the Blunt-Murray amendment, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Collins substitute amendment #3896. Further, if cloture is invoked on the substitute, the Cornyn amendment #3899 and Nelson amendment #3898 will be withdrawn and it is in order for Senator Collins to call up amendment #3970, with no second degrees in order to the Collins amendment #3970 or the Lee amendment #3897.

In an effort to complete action on the bill, further roll call votes are expected during Thursday's session.

Thursday at 11:15am - 3 roll call votes expected

  1. Collins motion to waive Lee budget point of order with respect to Blunt-Murray SA #3900 on Zika funding;
  2. Adoption of Blunt-Murray amendment #3900 (Zika funding); and
  3. Cloture on substitute amendment #3896 to H.R.2577, THUD/MilCon-VA appropriations.

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

Collins SA #3896 (substitute)

Lee SA #3897 (affirmative action/housing)

Nelson SA #3898 ($1.9 billion Zika funding)

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

Blunt-Murray SA #3900, as modified ($1.1 billion Zika funding)

Blunt SA #3946 to SA #3900 (spending updates)

McCain-Blumenthal SA #4039 (Vets Choice)