The Senate agreed to proceed to H.R. 1 by a vote of 52-48. The bill is now pending. By consent, at 8:00pm, there will be a vote on the Wyden motion to commit regarding middle class tax cuts. Text of motion can be found below. Following the vote, Senator McConnell will be recognized. We expect at that point he will offer the a substitute amendment.
THE CLERK: THE SENATOR FROM OREGON, MR. WYDEN, MOVES TO COMMIT
THE BILL H.R. 1 TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE WITH INSTRUCTIONS
TO REPORT THE SAME BACK TO THE SENATE IN THREE DAYS NOT
COUNTING ANY DAY ON WHICH THE SENATE IS NOT IN SESSION WITH
CHANGES THAT, ONE, ARE WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF SUCH
COMMITTEE AND, TWO, ELIMINATE PROVISIONS THAT WOULD RAISE TAXES