3 votes at 11:30am--senators asked to vote from seats on passage of bill, which will occur later today or tomorrowAt 11:30am there will be 3 roll call votes on the following items:
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #179, the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation (majority vote threshold);
- Adoption of the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended to S.744 (majority vote threshold); and
- Motion to invoke cloture on S.744, as amended, if amended, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill (60-vote threshold).
If cloture is invoked on S.744, the 30 hours of post-cloture time will run as if cloture were invoked at 7:00am this morning. If all time is used, the post-cloture time would expire at 1pm tomorrow; however, we hope to obtain consent to yield back time and vote on passage today.
In his opening statement this morning, Senator Reid asked that senators vote from their desks on passage of the bill, whether the vote be tomorrow or later today. Senator Reid said that if senators are not on the floor prior to the vote we would have a live quorum in order to get people to the floor. Senators will be notified when the vote is scheduled.