Post cloture time will expire at 4pm today--expect vote/s at that timeThe Senate has reached an agreement that post-cloture time on the McCain amendment #1763 (substitute) be expired at 4:00pm; and that if cloture is invoked on H.R.1735, NDAA, the time will count as if cloture had been invoked at 10:00pm, tonight. The time until 4:00pm is equally divided between the managers or their designees.
At 4:00pm, we would vote on any remaining pending amendments, adoption of the substitute, and cloture on the underlying bill. We expect the following pending amendments will fall on a point of order that they are not germane post-cloture:
Blumenthal SA #1564
Fischer SA #1825
Durbin SA #1559
Paul SA #1543
Markey SA #1645
Cornyn SA #1486
There could be 1-4 votes beginning at 4pm. The current thinking is that we may be able to voice vote the amendments and have only a roll call vote on cloture on the underlying bill, but the Hatch amendment as modified may require a roll call too.
If cloture is invoked on the underlying bill, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the bill prior to a vote on passage.
4pm-up to 4 votes:
Hatch SA #1911, as modified (software sustainability and commissaries)
McCain SA #1456 (naval vessels)
Adoption of McCain SA #1463, as amended (substitute)
Cloture on H.R.1735, NDAA, as amended, if amended