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  • The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. There is a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2, the legislative vehicle Senator McConnell intends to use for a highway bill, scheduled to begin at 2:15pm today, but we expect it to be delayed until 4:00pm.
  • The Senate will convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 21. Following any leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each until 12:30pm. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus...
  • 17The Senate stands adjourned until 10:40am tomorrow, Friday, July 17, 2015 for a pro forma session only. The Senate will not be in session on Monday, July 20. The Senate will convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 21. Following any leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business, with...
  • Roll Call Votes: Cruz SA #2180 (state-determined assessment); not agreed to: 40-58 Sanders SA #2177 (youth jobs) (60-vote threshold); not agreed to: 43-55 Coons SA #2243 (American Dream accounts) (60-vote threshold);  agreed to: 68-30 Burr SA #2247, as modified (formula); agreed to: 59-39 Brown SA...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes this week.
  • 2:20pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of S.1177, as amended (Every Child Achieves Act); Passed: 81-17
  • 1:45pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act, as amended; Invoked: 79-18 Following the vote, there will be 4 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a roll call vote on passage of the bill.
  • The Senate agreed to the remaining pending amendments, including the Peters and substitute amendments, by voice votes. At 1:45pm, there will be a cloture vote on S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act, as amended. If cloture is invoked, there will be 4 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on...
  • 12:45pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Casey SA #2242 (universal pre-k) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 45-52
  • 12:25pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Brown SA #2100 (full-service community schools grant); Not Agreed To: 53-44
  • 12:03pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Burr SA #2247, as modified (formula); Agreed To: 59-39 Next: Brown SA #2100 (full-service community schools grant). Casey SA #2242 (universal pre-k) (60-vote threshold) Voice votes expected: Hatch SA #2082 (early learning) Warren SA #2106...
  • 11:42 The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Coons SA #2243 (American Dream accounts) (60-vote threshold); Agreed To: 68-30 Next: Burr SA #2247, as modified (formula) Brown SA #2100 (full-service community schools grant). Casey SA #2242 (universal pre-k) (60-vote threshold) Voice votes...
  • 11:23 The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Sanders SA #2177 (youth jobs) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 43-55 Next: Coons SA #2243 (American Dream accounts) (60-vote threshold) Burr SA #2247, as modified (formula) Brown SA #2100 (full-service community schools grant). Casey SA #2242...
  • At 10:54am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Cruz 2180 (State-determined assessment); Not Agreed To: 40-58
  • The Senate has resumed consideration of S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, post cloture. Under the previous order, there will be a series of roll call votes beginning at 10:45am. The vote sequence can be found below. We expect roll call votes on Cruz SA #2180 through Casey SA #2242 and voice...
  • By unanimous consent, the cloture vote on the McConnell motion to proceed to H.R.22, the House revenue shell that will be used for the highway legislation, will occur at 2:15pm on Tuesday, July 21.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, July 16. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1177, Every Child Achieves Act, post-cloture. The time during adjournment counts post-cloture. At 10:45am, there will be a series of roll call votes. We expect at...
  • Roll Call Votes: Motion to invoke cloture on Alexander-Murray SA #2089 (substitute); agreed to: 86-12 Markey SA #2176 (climate) (60-vote threshold); not agreed to: 44-53 Heitkamp SA #2171 (mental health) (60-vote threshold); not agreed to: 58-39 Kirk SA #2161 (resource equity) (60-vote threshold);...
  • 4:28pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Murphy SA #2241 (accountability) (60-vote threshold) Not Agreed To: 43-54 This will be the last vote of the day.
  • 4:07pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Kirk-Reed amendment #2161 (resource equity) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 46-50 Next: Murphy SA #2241 (accountability) (60-vote threshold).