February 7, 2018 11:44 PM
Schedule for Thursday, February 8, 2018
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Thursday, February 8, 2018.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R.695, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018. As a result of cloture having been filed during Tuesday’s session, the cloture vote on the House DOD Approps bill is expected to occur at 11:30am, with the time before the vote equally divided.
As a reminder, during Wednesday’s session Senator McConnell moved to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.1892 with a further amendment (text of CR to March 23rd/caps agreement) and filed cloture on the motion to concur. He then filled the amendment tree and made a motion to refer the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions and filled the amendment tree.
The filing deadline for first degree amendments to H.R.1892 is 1:00pm Thursday, and the filing deadline for second degree amendments is one hour prior to the cloture vote, if cloture is invoked.
We expect to have the vote on cloture and on the motion to concur during Thursday’s session.
Thursday, February 8 at 11:30am – 1 roll call vote
Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to H.R.695 (House DOD Approps language only)
Thursday, February 8 at a time TBD
Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to H.R.1892 (CR to March 23rd/caps agreement)
Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.1892, with further amendment (CR to March 23rd/caps agreement)