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  • The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to H.R.1735 and Senator McCain offered amendment #1463, which is the text of S.1376, the National Defense Authorization Act as reported by the Senate Armed Services Committee. The time until 2:30pm is for debate only, with the time equally divided between the...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am, with the time equally divided and with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half. By...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act; invoked: 83-14. McConnell second degree SA #1451 (amicus); not agreed to: 42-56. McConnell first degree to the substitute SA #1450 (12 month transition); not agreed to: 44-54. McConnell SA #1449 (substitute); not agreed to:...
  • 4:06pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act Passed: 67-32
  • 3:26pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on McConnell SA #1449 (substitute) Not Agreed To: 43-56 Next: Passage of H.R. 2048, USA Freedom Act, as amended, if amended
  • Pending amendments to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act: McConnell SA #1449 (substitute) Not Agreed To: 43-56 McConnell first degree to the substitute SA #1450 (12 month transition) Not Agreed To: 44-54 McConnell second degree SA #1451 (amicus) Not Agreed To: 42-56 McConnell SA #1452 to the underlying bill...
  • The McConnell amendment #1451 was not agreed to by a vote of 42-56. The Senate then reached an agreement to begin consideration of NDAA tomorrow. Under the agreement, cloture on the motion to proceed to the National Defense Authorization bill was vitiated. By consent, at 11:00am tomorrow, Wednesday,...
  • By voice vote, the Senate tabled McConnell amendment #1452. At 2:39pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on McConnell second degree SA #1451 (amicus); Not Agreed To: 42-56 Next: McConnell first degree to the substitute SA #1450 (12 month transition) McConnell SA #1449 (substitute) Passage...
  • We are moving in the direction where we may be in a position to vote shortly after the caucus luncheons. Currently, we have a couple of brief speakers when we reconvene at 2:15pm and then we could be ready to vote. Things could change during caucus, but at this time we expect the votes to begin...
  • Cloture on the USA Freedom bill (HR 2048) was invoked by a vote of 83-14. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. We do not expect the majority of the post-cloture time to be used and we could start voting on the pending amendments, passage and cloture on the motion to proceed to...
  • The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act; Invoked: 83-14
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly conference meetings.
  • At 10:30am today, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act. The filing deadline for second degree amendments is 10:00am. Under the regular order, the cloture vote on the USA Freedom Act will occur...
  • No Roll Call Votes Legislative Business Passed S.184, Native American Children's Safety Act. Passed S.246, AIyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act (with committee substitute). No Executive Business
  • Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that at 6pm, today, the Senate vote on the pending cloture motion on H.R.2048, the USA Freedom Act, and that if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time be yielded back and the Senate proceed to vote on the pending amendments under the regular order; that...
  • By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.184, Native American Children's Safety Act, and S.246, Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act with committee substitute. Calendar #77, S.184: a bill to amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12 noon on Monday, June 1, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the consideration of H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act, upon reconsideration; invoked: 77-17. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.188, Craft Beer Week Executive Business Confirmed the following nominations by unanimous consent: Executive...
  • The motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act, was adopted by voice vote. Senator McConnell then filled the amendment tree and filed cloture on the bill. If no agreement is reached, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday. Senators will be notified when the...