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
We expect to
have the vote on cloture and on the motion to concur during Thursday’s session.
February 8 at 11:30am – 1 roll call vote
to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to H.R.695 (House
DOD Approps language only)
February 8 at a time TBD
to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to H.R.1892 (CR
to March 23rd/caps agreement)
to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.1892, with
further amendment (CR to March 23rd/caps agreement)