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  • As a reminder, yesterday cloture was filed on Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute) and S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act. The cloture vote on the substitute amendment to S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes tomorrow, Thursday, February 4,...
  • Yesterday, Senator McConnell filed cloture on Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute) and S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act. The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the substitute and bill is 1:00pm today, Wednesday, February 3. Amendments must be germane and timely filed to be...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour with the time equally divided, and with the Democrats controlling the first half and Republicans controlling the final half. Following...
  • Roll Call Votes Lee amendment #3023 (national monuments); not agreed to: 47-48. Franken amendment #3115 (energy efficiency); not agreed to: 43-52. Barrasso #3030 (natural gas gathering lines); not agreed to: 52-43. Sullivan #2996 (repeals rules); not agreed to: 49-46. Schatz #3176 (phase out tax...
  • The Senate agreed to the following amendments to S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, by voice vote: Hirono #3064 (energy workforce pilot grant) Hirono #3065, as modified (energy workforce pilot grant) Klobuchar #3179 (grid storage program) Carper-Inhofe #3145 (Federal purchase requirement,...
  • This evening Senator McConnell filed cloture on Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute) and S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act. Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture vote on the substitute would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, February 4th. The filing deadline for first...
  • The Durbin amendment #3095 (increase funding for DOE Office of Science) was agreed to by voice vote. At 4:23, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Whitehouse amendment #3125 (campaign financial disclosure). Not Agreed To: 43-52 This will be the last vote of the day.
  • At 4:01pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Schatz #3176 (phase out tax preference-fossil fuels); Not Agreed To: 45-50 Next - 10 minute votes: Durbin #3095 (increase funding for DOE Office of Science) Whitehouse #3125 (campaign financial disclosure)
  • 3:41pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Sullivan amendment #2996 (repeals rules) Not Agreed To: 49-46 Next - 10 minute votes: Schatz #3176 (phase out tax preference-fossil fuels) Durbin #3095 (increase funding for DOE Office of Science) Whitehouse #3125 (campaign financial disclosure)
  • The Rounds amendment #3182, as modified, was agreed to by voice vote. At 3:20pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Barrasso amendment #3030 (natural gas gathering lines). Not Agreed to: 52-43. Next - 10 minute votes: Sullivan #2996 (repeals rules) Schatz #3176 (phase out tax...
  • 2:59pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Franken amendment #3115 (energy efficiency). Not agreed to: 43-52 Next (10 minute votes): Rounds #3182, as modified (conservation) Barrasso #3030 (natural gas gathering lines) Sullivan #2996 (repeals rules) Schatz #3176 (phase out tax...
  • 2:32pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Lee amendment #3023 (national monuments) to S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act. Not Agreed to: 47-48 Next: Franken #3115 (energy efficiency) Rounds #3182, as modified (conservation) Barrasso #3030 (natural gas gathering lines) Sullivan...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that will result in 8 roll call votes at 2:30pm today. No 2nd degree amendments will be in order prior to the votes and a 60 vote affirmative threshold is required for adoption of each amendment. 2:30pm - 8 roll call votes: Lee #3023 (national monuments) Franken...
  • Amendments pending to S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute) Cassidy amendment #2954 (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) Murkowski amendment #2963 (bulk power system reliability)
  • The Senate has resumed consideration of Calendar #218, S. 2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. At 2:30pm, there will be roll call votes on Lee amendment #3023 (national monuments) and Franken amendment #3115...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration...
  • No Roll Call Votes Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.347, honoring the memory and legacy of Anita Ashok Datar and condemning the terrorist attack in Bamako, Mali, on November 20, 2015.   The following amendments were agreed to by voice vote: Gardner #2970 (energy management requirements) Reed...
  • The Senate agreed to the following amendments to S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, by voice vote: Gardner #2970 (energy management requirements) Reed #2989 (electric grid energy funds) Inhofe #2991 (Brownfields grants) Daines #3119 (cybersecurity) Murphy #3019 (reclaimed refrigerants) Hirono...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that on Tuesday, February 2nd at 2:30pm, there will be roll call votes on Lee amendment #3023 (national monuments) and Franken amendment #3115 (energy efficiency). No 2nd degree amendments are in order and a 60 vote affirmative threshold is required for adoption...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, February 1, 2016. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #218, S. 2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act. There will be no roll call vote during Monday's session of the Senate. The next roll call vote is...