July 13, 2016 07:56 PM

Agreement on S.2943, NDAA; at least 3 roll call votes expected at 11:30am Thursday

The Senate has reached an agreement that following the prayer and pledge on Thursday, July 14th, the Chair lay before the Senate the House message accompanying S.2943, NDAA, and Senator McConnell be recognized to make a compound motion to go to conference on S.2943. Further, that after cloture is filed on the compound motion, the time until 11:30am be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees and that 11:30am the Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the compound motion to go to conference.

Further, that if cloture is invoked, the Senate agree to the compound motion to go to conference and that there be two motions to instruct in order made by Senator Shaheen and Senator Sullivan. Further, that Senator Shaheen be recognized to offer a motion to instruct the conferees (re: Afghan visas) and that there be up to 4 minutes of debate equally divided on the motion and that following the use or yielding back of that time, the Senate vote in relation to the Shaheen motion. That following disposition of the Shaheen motion, Senator Sullivan be recognized to offer a motion to instruct the conferees (re: maintaining sufficient forces for worldwide military operations) and that there be up to 4 minutes of debate equally divided on the motion and that following the use or yielding back of that time, the Senate vote in relation to the Sullivan motion without any intervening action or debate.

 

This consent sets up at least 3 roll call votes at 11:30am:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on compound motion to go to conference on S.2943, NDAA;
if cloture is invoked, then
  1. Shaheen motion to instruct the conferees (re: Afghan visas)
  2. Sullivan motion to instruct the conferees (re: maintaining sufficient forces for worldwide military operations)
 

An additional roll call vote is expected following disposition of the Sullivan motion on the motion to invoke cloture upon reconsideration on the motion to proceed to H.R.5293, Defense Appropriations.