The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, October 21, 2019.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #5, Treaty Document #116-1, Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Macedonia. During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell offered date change amendments to fill the amendment tree and filed cloture on the treaty.
At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the treaty.
As a reminder, Senator McConnell has also filed cloture on the following items:
1. Executive Calendar #441, the nomination of Andrew P. Bremberg, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.
2. Motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for the Senate’s “domestic minibus”, Calendar #141, H.R.3055. The House bill is Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020. Between now and Tuesday we will know what will be included in the Senate substitute.
3. Motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for the “Defense minibus” Calendar #140, H.R.2740. The House bill is the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020.
Monday, October 21st at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:
1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #5, Treaty Document #116-1, Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Macedonia
If cloture is invoked on the treaty, debate is limited to up to 30 hours. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the pending amendments will be disposed of, and the Senate would vote on the resolution of ratification.