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Schedule for Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Senate stands in recess until 11:00am on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.


Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019.


As a reminder, today Senator McConnell moved to proceed to H.R.268, Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019. He then called up the McConnell for Shelby amendment #5 (Trump’s funding and immigration proposal) and Senator Schumer called up amendment #6 (text of H.R.268, Emergency Supplemental with CR through February 8).


The Senate then reached an agreement that it be in order to file cloture on the two amendments during Thursday’s session of the Senate, and that any cloture motions filed on these amendments during Thursday’s session of the Senate be treated as if they were filed during today’s session of the Senate and ripen at 2:30pm on Thursday, January 24th in the order filed.


This will result in 2 cloture votes (60-vote thresholds) at 2:30pm on Thursday on the President’s proposal and the Emergency Supplemental appropriations with a CR through February 8. A live quorum and subsequent vote on the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators is also possible for Thursday’s session.