Recess until 9:15pm--nominations confirmed and Louisiana resolution adopted--second degree filing deadlineThe Senate stands in recess until 9:15pm, with the time counting post-cloture. We anticipate a live quorum call around 10:00pm. The schedule for tonight is a bit fluid. Once a quorum is established, we anticipate a voice vote on a motion to table the McConnell amendment to the underlying bill. Then we need to dispose of the ACA amendment, which is subject to a point of order that the amendment is not germane post-cloture. There could be a vote (voice or roll call) in relation to an appeal of the ruling of the chair. Upon disposition of the ACA amendment, there will be a roll call vote on adoption of the Ex-Im amendment (majority vote threshold) and then a cloture vote on the highway substitute (60-vote threshold).
The filing deadline for second degree amendments to the substitute is 1 hour prior to the cloture vote. That would be in the 9:30pm range tonight, depending on how the night goes. The filing deadline for second degree amendments to the underlying bill would be 1 hour prior to the cloture vote on the bill. That deadline would be sometime Wednesday morning.
Live quorum-senators are asked to report to the floor
Expected motion to table McConnell first degree amendment to underlying bill #2329 (2 month surface transportation extension) (successful motion to table would take down second degree SA #2330) (likely voice vote);
Expected point of order against McConnell amendment #2328 (ACA repeal) (possible Lee appeal the ruling of the chair on germaneness)
Adoption of Kirk amendment #2327 (Ex-Im reauthorization) (majority vote threshold); and
Cloture on McConnell amendment #2266, as modified (highway substitute) (60-vote threshold).
Passed HR 876, NOTICE ActAdopted S.Res. 231, Honoring the memory and legacy of the two Louisiana citizens who lost their lives, recognizing the heroism of first responders and those on the scene, and condemning the attack of July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Confirmed the following nominations:
Cal. #219 - Maj. Gen. John N. T. Shanahan to be Lieutenant General.
Cal. #220 - Maj. Gen. Michael X. Garrett to be Lieutenant General.
Cal. #221 - Capt. Darse E. Crandall to be Rear Admiral (lower half)
Cal. #222 - Rear Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo to be Vice Admiral.
Cal. #223 - Gen. Paul J. Selva to be General.
Cal. #225 - Gen. Darren W. McDew to be General.
Cal. #226 - Maj. Gen. David J. Buck to be Lieutenant General.
Cal. #227 - Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters to be Lieutenant General.
Cal. #228 - Lt. Gen. Russell J. Handy to be Lieutenant General.
Cal. #229 - Col. Frank H. Stokes to be Brigadier General.
Cal. #230 - Lt. Gen. John W. Raymond to be Lieutenant General.
Cal. #231 - Col. James E. Porter, Jr. to be Brigadier General.
Cal. #233 - Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson to be Lieutenant General.
Cal. #234 - Rear Adm. Kevin D. Scott to be Vice Admiral.
Cal. #235 - Rear Adm. Kevin M. Donegan to be Vice Admiral
Cal. #236 - Maj. Gen. Michael H. Shields to be Lieutenant General.
Cal. #237 - Brig. Gen. Victor J. Braden to be Major General
Cal. #238 - Rear Adm. Richard P. Breckenridge to be Vice Admiral
Cal #239 - The following to be Brigadier General
Colonel David W. Ashley
Colonel Jeremy O. Baenen
Colonel Stephen F. Baggerly
Colonel Samuel W. Black
Colonel Christine M. Burckle
Colonel David B. Burgy
Colonel Janus D. Butcher
Colonel John D. Caine
Colonel Craig A. Campbell
Colonel Joseph S. Chisolm
Colonel Floyd W. Dunstan
Colonel Douglas A. Farnham
Colonel Laurie M. Farris
Colonel Jerry L. Fenwick
Colonel Dawn M. Ferrell
Colonel Douglas E. Fick
Colonel Arthur J. Floru
Colonel Donald A. Furland
Colonel Timothy H. Gaasch
Colonel Kerry M. Gentry
Colonel Jerome M. Gouhin
Colonel Randy E. Greenwood
Colonel Robert J. Grey, Jr.
Colonel Edith M. Grunwald
Colonel Gregory M. Henderson
Colonel Elizabeth A. Hill
Colonel John S. Joseph
Colonel Jill A. Lannan
Colonel James M. LeFavor
Colonel Jeffrey A. Lewis
Colonel Timothy T. Lunderman
Colonel Eric W. Mann
Colonel Betty J. Marshall
Colonel Sherrie L. McCandless
Colonel Kevin T. McManaman
Colonel David J. Meyer
Colonel Steven S. Nordhaus
Colonel Scott W. Normandeau
Colonel Richard C. Oxner, Jr.
Colonel Kirk S. Pierce
Colonel Theresa B. Prince
Colonel David L. Romuald
Colonel Edward A. Sauley, III
Colonel Keith A Schell
Colonel Brian M. Simpler
Colonel Charles G. Stevenson
Colonel Bradley A. Swanson
Colonel Dean A. Tremps
Colonel William M. Valentine
Colonel Richard W. Wedan
Cal #240-Col. Steven A. Schaick to be Brigadier General
Cal #241-Col Jeffrey A. Doll to be Brigadier General
Cal #242-Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart, II to be General
Cal #243-Col. Dondi E. Costin to be Major General
Cal #244-Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons to be Lieutenant General
Cal #245-Rear Adm. John C. Aquilino to be Vice Admiral
Cal #246-Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, Jr. to be Vice Admiral
Cal #247-Maj. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson to be Lieutenant General
And all nominations placed on the Secretary's desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.