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  • Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations, as amended; passed: 90-8. Legislative Business Adopted Calendar #452, S. Res. 442 - Resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Adopted Calendar #449, S. Res. 394 - recognizing the 195th anniversary of the...
  • Senator McConnell called up Lee amendment #3897 (affirmative action/housing). Senator McConnell then called up the following amendments: Nelson SA #3898 ($1.9billion Zika funding); Cornyn SA #3899 ($1.1billion Zika funding, $1.2billion offset through ACA prevention fund cut); Blunt-Murray SA #3900...
  • The Senate has begun consideration of H.R.2577. Senator Collins offered substitute amendment #3896, which is the text of S.2844 (THUD) and S.2806 (MilCon-VA) as reported by the Appropriations Committee with a technical citation correction in section 237 of S.2844. Floor amendments must be drafted to...
  • The Senate agreed to Flake amendment #3876 and substitute amendment #3801 by voice votes. The cloture motion on H.R.2028 was withdrawn. At 1:47pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations, as amended. Passed: 90-8
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that upon disposition of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.2577, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. The pending amendments will be withdrawn and Senator Cochran, or...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that at 1:45pm today, all post-cloture time on substitute amendment #3801 to H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations, will be considered expired. We expect to adopt the substitute by voice vote, the cloture motion on H.R.2028 will be withdrawn, and the Senate...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour equally divided, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Cotton amendment #3878 (heavy water); not invoked: 57-42. Motion to invoke cloture on amendment #3801 (substitute) to H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations; invoked: 97-2. Cardin amendment #3871 (fish/wildlife impacts); not agreed to: 39-60. Fischer...
  • At 5:00pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Fischer SA #3888 (Republican River) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 52-47
  • 4:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Cardin amendment #3871 (fish/wildlife impacts) to H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations. [60 vote affirmative threshold for adoption]; Not Agreed To: 39-60 Next - 60 vote threshold: Fischer SA #3888 (Republican River)
  • Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations: Executive Calendar #460 and 461; that the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations. Senator Whitehouse countered, asking unanimous consent that the Senate...
  • Cloture was invoked on substitute amendment #3801 to H.R.2028, by a vote of 97-2. There will now be up to 30 hours of debate on the substitute. The Senate also reached an agreement that it be in order to call up the following amendments: Cardin SA #3871 Fischer SA #3888 Flake SA #3876 That the time...
  • 12:07pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on substitute amendment #3801 to H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations; Invoked: 97-2
  • At 10:36am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Cotton amendment #3878 (heavy water/Iran); Not Invoked: 57-42. There will now be one hour of debate equally divided prior to a cloture vote on Alexander substitute amendment #3801 to H.R.2028, Energy and Water...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations. At 10:30am there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Cotton amendment #3878 (heavy water). If...
  • No Roll Call Votes Legislative Business Passed S.1352, to increase Federal Pell Grants for the children of fallen public safety officers. Passed H.R.4923, American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. Passed H.R. 4336, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the burial in...
  • Senator Casey asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations: Executive Calendar #307, 357, 358, 359, 362, 363, 364, 459, 460, 461, and 508; that the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations. Senator McConnell...
  • The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.457 and S.Res.458 until 2:15pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations. As a reminder, this evening Senator McConnell filed cloture on Cotton...
  • Wrap Up for Monday, May 9, 2016 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on amendment #3801 (substitute) to H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations; not invoked: 50-42. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.457, relative to the death of former Senator Conrad Burns. Adopted S.Res.458, relative to...
  • This evening, Senator Alexander withdrew his first degree amendment #3804 to H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations. Senator McConnell for Senator Cotton offered amendment #3878 (Iran-heavy water). Senator McConnell filed cloture on Cotton amendment #3878 and on the substitute amendment...