July 29, 2015 09:30 AM

Schedule for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.22, the legislative vehicle for the Highway bill, with the time until 10:00am equally divided. All time during adjournment of the Senate will count post-cloture on the McConnell amendment #2266, as modified (highway/transportation substitute). At 10:00am, all post-cloture time on the McConnell substitute amendment #2266 will be considered expired and the Senate will proceed to a series of votes (3 voice votes and 2 roll call votes are expected). Further, if cloture is invoked on H.R.22, the post-cloture time will count as if cloture had been invoked at 6:00am on Wednesday.

10:00am on Wednesday - 3 voice votes, 2 roll call votes expected (additional procedural votes are possible)

  • Motion to table McConnell first degree amendment to underlying bill SA #2417 (date change) [voice vote expected]
  • Adoption of McConnell for Inhofe second degree amendment #2533 to SA #2421 (highway/transportation with technical changes and with Ex-Im) [voice vote expected]
  • Adoption of McConnell first degree amendment #2421 to SA #2266 (highway/transportation with technical changes and without Ex-Im) [voice vote expected]
  1. Adoption of McConnell amendment #2266, as modified (highway substitute) [roll call vote expected]
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.22, as amended, if amended [roll call vote expected]
Following the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.22, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations, en bloc:
  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #137, Jeffrey Michael Prieto, to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture [voice vote expected]
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #6, Allison Beck, to be Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director [voice vote expected]
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #193, Carol Fortine Ochoa, to be Inspector General, GSA [voice vote expected]