June 4, 2015 11:23 AM

Portman amendment #1522 agreed to; Bennet amendment #1540 agreed to by voice; Vitter #1473 pending; next votes possible at 1:45pm

The Portman amendment #1522 was agreed to by a vote of 61-34.

The Bennet amendment #1540 was agreed to by voice vote.

Senator Vitter called up amendment #1473 (retirement of Army combat units).

Senator McCain spoke about what senators should expect for this afternoon's schedule.

  1. McCAIN: MADAM PRESIDENT, FOR THE BENEFIT OF MEMBERS, AN
AGREEMENT WITH SENATOR REED, WE WILL BE HAVING SHAHEEN

AMENDMENT FOLLOWED BY SIDE-BY-SIDE MARKEY AND CORNYN. AND THOSE

VOTES WE ARE PLANNING ON BUT HAVEN'T CONFIRMED, WILL

PROBABLY BE AROUND 1:45. AND THAT WOULD COMPLETE OUR

ACTIVITIES. BUT THAT IS NOT TOTALLY AGREED TO, BUT THAT'S THE

PLAN.