Agreement to consider the CR--up to 4 votes at 5:30pm Thursday, if all time is usedThe Senate has reached an agreement to begin consideration of the Continuing Resolution at 1pm tomorrow, Thursday, September 18. There will be up to 4 ½ hours for debate equally divided prior to a series of votes. Under this agreement, if all time is used, at approximately 5:30pm there will be a series of vote in relation to the following items:
- Sessions, or his designee, motion to table a Reid amendment to the joint resolution
- Motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution through December 12, 2014
- Motion to waive any applicable budget points of order (unclear if a Republican will raise a point of order)
- Passage of H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution
I ask unanimous consent that at 1pm, on Thursday, September 18th, the Senate proceed to the consideration of H.J.Res.124, the continuing appropriations resolution; that following the reporting of the joint resolution, the Majority Leader be recognized; that there be up to 4 ½ hours equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that upon the use or yielding back of time, there be no other motions or points of order in order to the joint resolution other than a Sessions, or designee, motion to table or a budget point of order and the applicable motion to waive; that Senator Sessions, or designee, be recognized for a motion to table an amendment to the joint resolution; that if the motion to table is agreed to, the Majority Leader be recognized; that if the motion to table is not agreed to, and notwithstanding rule 22, the Senate proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124; that if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time be considered expired, the pending amendments be withdrawn, the joint resolution be read a third time and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the joint resolution.