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  • Senator Vitter called for the regular order with respect to Corker amendment #1179 (Farsi translation) and offered a second degree amendment, which is SA #1186, as modified (verification system).
  • Senator Rubio asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up the following amendments: SA 1141 (Israel's right to exist)SA 1145 (release of US citizens from Iran)SA 1148 (additional certifications for sanctions relief) Senator Cardin objected
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business with the time equally divided until 10:30am. At 10:30am, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair to allow for the Joint Meeting...
  • Roll Call Votes Johnson amendment #1150 (treaty treatment)[60 vote threshold]; not agreed to: 39-57. Legislative Business Passed Calendar #36, S.304: to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information. Adopted S.Res.153, recognizing the importance of the U.S.-Japan...
  • The vote on the Johnson amendment will be the last vote of the day.
  • 6:10pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Johnson amendment #1150 (treaty treatment). Not agreed to: 39-57
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on the Johnson amendment at 6:10pm tonight. Under the order, the time until 6:10pm will be equally divided in the usual form. Following the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will vote on the Johnson amendment #1150 (treaty treatment). No second...
  • Senator Lee asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up the following Rubio amendments: SA 1141 (Israel's right to exist)SA 1145 (release of US citizens from Iran)SA 1148 (additional certifications for sanctions relief) Senator Cardin objected
  • Senator Johnson called up amendment #1150 (treat the Iran agreement as a treaty). We're told that Senator Blunt would like to offer SA #1155 (to extend the requirement for annual Department of Defense reports on the military power of Iran). Inquiries have been made as to whether we would be in a...
  • The Senate has resumed consideration of H.R.1191, the legislative vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The Corker-Cardin amendment #1179 (Farsi translation) is pending to the substitute amendment #1140.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1191, the Iran Congressional Review Act. Under the previous order, Senator Corker or his designee will then be recognized to offer an amendment. The Senate...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #75, the nomination of Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Administrator of NASA; confirmed: 87-0. Legislative Business Executive Business
  • 5:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the confirmation of Executive Calendar #75, the nomination of Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Administrator of NASA. Confirmed: 87-0
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, April 27, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1191, the Iran Congressional Review Act. At 5:00pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar # 75, the nomination of Dava J....
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the Newman nomination (NASA) on Monday, April 27th at 5:30pm. Under the order, at 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #75, the nomination of Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #21, Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; invoked: 66-34. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #21, Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; confirmed: 56-43. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.149,...
  • The Senate has begun consideration of H.R.1191. Senator Corker offered substitute amendment #1140, which is the text of S.615, as reported by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. S. 615 is the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.
  • The Senate confirmed the Lynch nomination by a vote of 56-43. The Senate is in a period of morning business until 3:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 3:00pm, the Senate will agree to the motion to proceed to H.R. 1191, the legislative vehicle for the Iran...
  • The vote on confirmation of the Lynch nomination will be the last vote of the day. The next vote is expected to occur at 5:30pm on Monday. That vote will likely be on confirmation of the nomination of Dava Newman to be Deputy Administrator of NASA.
  • 1:37pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #21, the nomination of Loretta Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General; Confirmed: 56-43