August 6, 2015 11:30 AM

Schedule for Thursday, August 6 and Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until 11:30am on Thursday, August 6 for a pro forma session, with the Record being kept open from 11:30am until 1:30pm for the introduction of bills and resolutions, statements, and cosponsor requests. Committees will also be allowed to file bills and reports on August 28 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm.

When the Senate adjourns on August 6 it will stand adjourned under the provisions of H.Con.Res.72 until 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of H.J.Res.61 and, under the previous order, the Majority Leader or his designee will be recognized to offer a substitute amendment related to Congressional disapproval of the proposed Iran nuclear agreement.

At 5:00pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #82, Roseann Ketchmark to be US District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, with 30 minutes equally divided prior to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Tuesday, September 8 at 5:30pm-

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #82, Roseann Ketchmark, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri

During Wednesday's session, the Senate reached agreements with respect to cybersecurity and the Iran joint resolution of disapproval.

Iran

Following Leader remarks on Tuesday, September 8, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.J.Res.61, and then the Majority Leader or his designee will be recognized to offer a substitute amendment related to Congressional disapproval of the proposed Iran nuclear agreement.

Cybersecurity

The cloture motion on the motion to proceed to S.754, cybersecurity, was withdrawn. At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #28, S.754, cybersecurity.

It would then be in order for Senator Burr to offer the Burr/Feinstein substitute amendment and that it be in order for the bill managers, or their designees, to offer up to 10 Republican and 11 Democratic first degree amendments relevant to the subject matter per side. We will consider amendments in an alternating fashion between Democrats and Republicans, not necessarily in the  order listed.

Cybersecurity amendments

The amendments to cybersecurity are as follows:

-              Paul #2564 (liability immunity);

-              Carper #2627 (Einstein);

-              Kirk #2603 (International cyber criminal reports);

-              Coons #2552 (Personal ID information scrub);

-              Heller #2548 ("reasonably believe");

-              Franken #2612 (cybersecurity and cyber threat indicator definition);

-              Coats #2604 (threats to mobile devices report);

-              Tester #2632 (transparency);

-              Leahy #2587 (Strike FOIA Exemption);

-              Gardner #2631 (Sec of State International cyberspace policy);

-              Murphy #2589 (Judicial redress);

-              Vitter #2578 (security clearances);

-              Whitehouse #2626 (Cyber crime);

-              Vitter #2579 (small business);

-              Wyden #2621 (Remove Personal ID information);

-              Flake #2582 (6 year sunset);

-              Wyden #2622 (Government notification of mishandled information);

-              Cotton #2581(FBI/Secret Service);

-              Mikulski #2557 (Plus up Cyber funding OPM);

-              Flake #2580 (private entity); and

-              Carper #2615 (DHS portal)