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  • Following passage of H.R.2, the Senate resumed consideration of S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. Then, Senator Portman withdrew his pending amendments (SA #271 and SA #270) and the Vitter second degree SA #284 fell. Senator McConnell then offered Cornyn amendment #1120 (Hyde)...
  • At 9:33pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R. 2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; Passed: 92-8
  • Senator Sessions raised a budget point of order against H.R.2. Then, Senator Hatch moved to waive the point of order. At 9:11pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Hatch motion to waive the budget point of order against H.R.2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of...
  • Senator Hatch raised a point of order against Cardin amendment #1119. Senator Cardin then moved to waive the applicable points of order. At 8:51pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Cardin motion to waive Cardin SA #1119 (repeal of therapy caps (60-vote threshold) Not Waived:...
  • 8:34pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Cotton amendment #1118 (fee schedule); Not Agreed To: 11-89 Next: Cardin #1119 (repeal of therapy caps (60-vote threshold) [motion to waive vote expected] Motion to waive applicable budget points of order (60-vote threshold) Passage of H.R.2,...
  • 8:17pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Murray motion to waive budget points of order with respect to Murray amendment #1117 (women's health) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 43-57 Next: Cotton #1118 (fee schedule) (majority vote threshold) Cardin #1119 (repeal of therapy caps...
  • 8:00pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Lee amendment #1116 (strike PAYGO exemption reimbursement); Not Agreed To: 42-58 Next: Murray #1117 (women's health) (60-vote threshold) [motion to waive vote expected] Cotton #1118 (fee schedule) (majority vote threshold) Cardin #1119 (repeal...
  • The Cornyn amendment #1114 (repeal individual mandate) was not agreed to by a vote of 54-45. Senator Hatch raised a budget point of order with respect to the Bennet amendment #1115 (4 years of CHIP). We expect Republicans to raise budget points of order against the Democratic amendments; therefore,...
  • 7:12pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Cornyn #1114 (repeal individual mandate) (60-vote threshold). Next: Bennet #1115 (4 years of CHIP) (60-vote threshold) Lee #1116 (motion to strike exclusion from PAYGO requirements) (majority vote threshold) Murray #1117 (women's health)...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider H.R.2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, tonight. Under the order, at 7:10pm today, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.2, which was received from the House, and the only amendments in order be the...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 10:30 until 11:30am to allow for the all senators...
  • Roll Call Votes Executive Calendar #23, Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; confirmed: 95-0. Legislative Business S.Res.131, designating April 5, 2015, as "Gold Star Wives Day". S.Res.133, supporting the goals and ideals of National...
  • 5:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #23, Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; Confirmed: 95-0
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will turn to the consideration of Executive Calendar #23, Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. There...
  • The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of H.Con.Res.32 until 2:00pm on Monday, April 13, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will enter Executive...
  • Roll Call Votes Sanders amendment #881 (Minimum Wage); not agreed to: 48-52. Stabenow amendment #523 (Bring Jobs Home); not agreed to 46-54. Wyden amendment #1012 (Medicaid); not agreed to; 47-53. Sanders motion to waive point of order with respect to Rubio amendment #423, as modified (Increase...
  • The managers package was agreed to At 3:18pm, the Senate began a passage of S.Con.Res. 11, Budget; Passed: 52-46 This will be the last vote of the day.
  • At 3:05am, the Senate began a roll call vote on Kaine SA#1047, as modified (sequester); Agreed To: 50-48 Next: (possible managers package) (voice vote hoped) Passage of S.Con.Res. 11, Budget
  • At 2:55am, the Senate began a roll call vote on Cardin SA#367 (voter suppression); Not Agreed To: 47-51 Next: Rubio SA#552 (Israel) Kaine SA#1047, as modified (sequester) (possible managers package) (voice vote hoped) Passage of S.Con.Res. 11, Budget
  • 2:45am the Senate began a roll call vote on Lee SA#855 (reconciliation) agreed to 54-44