McConnell files cloture on Sanctuary Cities bill (S.3100), Kate's Law (S.2193), GMO House Message, and DOD Approps; no further roll call votes this week; next vote expected Wednesday, July 6; 1st degree amendment filing deadlineThis evening Senator McConnell moved to proceed to Calendar #531, S.3100 (Sanctuary Cities) and filed cloture on the motion to proceed.
He then moved to proceed to Calendar #276, S.2193 (Kate's Law) and filed cloture on the motion to proceed.
By a vote of 68-29, the Senate agreed to lay before the Senate the House Message with respect to S.764, withdrew the motion to concur with the old GMO amendment, made a new motion to concur with the new GMO amendment (Roberts), filed cloture on the motion, and filled the tree.
He then moved to proceed to Calendar #524, H.R.5293 (DOD Appropriations) and filed cloture on the motion to proceed.
There will be no further roll call votes tonight. The next roll call vote is expected next Wednesday, July 6, at 2:45pm on confirmation of the Martinotti nomination (NJ judge).
Upon disposition of the Martinotti nomination, the cloture petitions filed tonight will ripen in the order offered (Sanctuary Citites, Kate's Law, GMO, DOD Approps). If cloture is invoked on any of them, there will then be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a vote on the motion followed by an immediate vote on the next cloture motion.
Absent consent, the filing deadline for 1st degree amendments to the House message with respect to S.764, legislative vehicle for GMO, is 1:00pm on Wednesday, July 6.