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Cloture filed on ENDA/Agreement to vote on Toomey, cloture and passage of ENDA

Senator Reid filed cloture on S.815, Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The Senate then reached an agreement to complete action on the bill. As a result of this agreement, there will be 2 votes at 11:45am and, if cloture is invoked, 1 vote at 1:45pm tomorrow.

11:45am votes:

-          Toomey amendment #2013 (broadens the number of groups covered under the religious exemption) (60-vote threshold);

-          Cloture on S.815, ENDA, if cloture is invoked, then:

1:45pm vote:

-          Passage of S.815, as amended.

The agreement is as follows: At 11:45am, on Thursday, November 7th, the motion to recommit and the pending amendments to the underlying bill will be withdrawn. The Reid amendment #2020 will be withdrawn. No further amendments, motions to recommit or points of order are in order. The Senate will then proceed to a vote in relation to the pending Toomey amendment #2013. The Toomey amendment is subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold. Upon disposition of the Toomey amendment, the substitute amendment, as amended, will be agreed to. The Senate will then proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.815, as amended. If cloture is invoked, the time until 1:45pm, will be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees. At 1:45pm, all post-cloture time will be yielded back, the bill read a third time and the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended. Finally, if cloture is not invoked, the Majority Leader be recognized.