January 22, 2019 03:50 PM

Thursday live quorum and votes on government funding

The Senate proceeded to H.R.268, Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019. Senator McConnell then called up 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.

 

Around 12:00 Noon on Thursday, we expect a live quorum and subsequent vote on the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators.

 

Thursday, January 24th around 12:00 Noon – 1 roll call vote

If a quorum is not present, then:

1.      Motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators.

 

Thursday, January 24th at 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell for Shelby amendment #5 (Trump’s funding and immigration proposal)

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Schumer amendment #6 (text of H.R.268, Emergency Supplemental with CR through February 8)