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  • Senator Lee asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass S.Res.312, a resolution designating the week of November 8, 2015, as "National Pregnancy Center Week". Senator Murray asked that the consent be modified to instead take up and adopt S.Res.37, a resolution supporting women's...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2029, Military Construction-VA Appropriations, with the time until 11:00am equally divided. At 11:00am, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Scott Allen to be US Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; confirmed: 83-0.   Legislative Business Passed S.1004, to amend title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans...
  • The Senate then resumed consideration of H.R.2026, MilCon/VA appropriations, and agreed to the following amendments: Shaheen SA #2772 Heller SA #2766 The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The next vote is expected to begin...
  • 5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #334, Scott Allen, to be U.S. Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Confirmed: 830-
  • The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.309 until 3:00pm on Monday, November 9, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2029, Military Construction/VA Appropriations, with the time until 5:30pm equally divided. At 5:30pm, the Senate will...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2685, DoD Approps; not agreed to: 51-44. Motion to proceed to H.R. 2029, MilCon/VA Approps; agreed to: 93-0.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.303, National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week. Adopted S.Con.Res.24, Cheney...
  • At 5:30 pm on Monday, November 9, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #334, the nomination of Scott Allen to be US Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
  • The Senate has reached an agreement with respect to S.1356, National Defense Authorization Act. Following Leader remarks on Tuesday, November 10, the Chair will lay before the Senate the House message to accompany S.1356; that Senator McCain or his designee be recognized to offer a motion to concur...
  • Senator Shaheen asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass Calendar #104, S.552, and Calendar #107, S.966, en bloc. Senator Toomey asked that the consent be modified so that his amendment to S.966 be agreed to. Senator Shaheen objected to his request. Senator Toomey objected to the...
  • Kirk-Tester amendment #2763 (substitute) Kirk amendment #2764 (congressional defense committees)
  • By a vote of 93-0, the Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to H.R.2029, Military Construction VA appropriations. Senator Kirk offered Kirk-Tester amendment #2763 (substitute) and Kirk amendment #2764 (congressional defense committees). There will be no further roll call votes today.
  • 1:46pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.2029, Military Construction/VA Appropriations; Agreed To: 93-0
  • Senator McConnell withdrew the motion to proceed and moved to proceed to H.R.2029, Military Construction VA appropriations. We expect a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to MilCon/Va at 1:45pm today.
  • 11:00am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2685, Department of Defense appropriations; Not Invoked: 51-44 Senator McConnell changed his vote to no and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture at a later time.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2685, Department of Defense Appropriations, with the time until 11:00am equally divided. At 11:00am, there will be a roll call...
  • Roll Call Votes Passage of S.J.Res.22 (CRA on WOTUS); passed: 53-44.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.305, commending and congratulating the Kansas City Royals on their 2015 World Series victory. Adopted S.Res.306, National Aprenticeship Week. Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the...
  • Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent the HSGAC committee be discharge from further consideration of S.Res.224 and the Senate agree to the resolution and preamble. Senator Feinstein objected.S.Res.224,  A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the area between the intersections of...
  • Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass S.2193, Stop Illegal Reentry Act. Senator Reid objected.
  • 12:01pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of S.J.Res.22, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition...