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  • 5:17 the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Barrasso amendment #347 (Waters of the United States); Agreed To: 59-40 Next: Sanders amendment #777, as modified (climate change) side by side to Blunt #350 Blunt amendment #350 (Carbon) Hatch amendment #796 (Medicare) side-by-side to...
  • 4:49pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Stabenow amendment #755 (WOTUS); Agreed to: 99-0 We expect the Republicans to raise points of order against Bennet amendment #601 and Blunt #350. Those votes would be on motions to waive. Next: Barrasso amendment #347 (Waters of the United...
  • The following amendments have been called up: Daines amendment #465 (Second Amendment rights) Daines amendment #387 (postal reform) Pending amendments: Cotton #481(Israel) Enzi forKirk #535 (Iran Sanctions) Rounds #412(prevent EPA closed door settlement agreements) Rubio #423, as modified (increase...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 8 roll call votes at 4:45pm today. The time until 4:45pm will be equally divided between the managers or their designees. All votes after the first will be 10 minute votes. There will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided prior...
  • The following amendments have been offered to S.Con.Res.11, Budget: Hatch amendment #796 (Medicare) side-by-side to Bennet-Stabenow Roberts amendment #352 (Federal employee bonuses) Roberts amendment #462 (over the counter medications) Vitter amendment #515 (Common Core) Vitter amendment #811 (no...
  • We've had a couple more amendments offered-Sanders side by side to Blunt and Moran on Veterans health care. Pending amendments: Cotton #481(Israel) Enzi forKirk #535 (Iran Sanctions) Rounds #412(prevent EPA closed door settlement agreements) Rubio #423, as modified (increase Defense budget) Daines...
  • The Burr amendment #622 was agreed to by voice vote. 12:35pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Warren amendment #652 (student loan refinance); Not Agreed To: 46-53 Not Agreed To: 46-53 After this vote, we expect to have some debate time before setting up the next series
  • Senator Burr called up amendment #622 and Reed on behalf of Senator Warren called up amendment #652 (student loans). The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair for the joint meeting of Congress. When the Senate resumes consideration of S.Con.Res.11, Budget, the time until 12:15pm...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.11, the budget resolution, with the time until 10:30am equally divided between the two managers or their designees. When the Senate resumes...
  • Roll Call Votes Sanders amendment #323 (infrastructure); not agreed to: 45-52. Sanders amendment #386 [side by side to Portman] (protect Medicaid beneficiaries from benefit cuts); agreed to: 94-3. Portman-Bennet amendment #349 (medically complex children in Medicaid); agreed to: 96-0. Sanders...
  • Senator Daines called up amendment #388 and amendment #389. The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. When the Senate resumes consideration of the Budget resolution tomorrow (around 9:45am), 18 hours of debate time will...
  • Senator Enzi for Senator Kirk called up amendment #545 (Iran Sanctions) Senator Rounds called up amendment #412 (prevent EPA closed door settlement agreements) Additional amendments will be called up tonight, however there will be no further roll call votes. As a reminder, there will be a joint...
  • 6:11pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Cornyn amendment #357 (President's budget); Not Agreed To: 1-98 There are no additional roll call votes scheduled at this time. Senators will be notified when the next vote is expected.
  • Senator -Enzi raised a point of order that the Wyden amendment violates the Budget Act. Senator Wyden moved to waive the applicable points of order. At 5:52pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Wyden motion to waive applicable points of order with respect to the...
  • 5:31pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Hatch amendment #498 (social security, side by side to Wyden amendment #471). Agreed To: 75-24 Next: Wyden-Sanders-Whitehouse amendment #471 (Social Security) Cornyn amendment #357 (President's Budget)
  • 5:15pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Mikulski amendment #362 (equal pay for equal work). Not Agreed To: 45-54.
  • The following amendments were agreed to by voice votes: Sanders amendment #474 (Veterans)- side by side to Ayotte #400 (Veterans Choice) Ayotte amendment #400 (Veterans Choice) At 4:46pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Fischer amendment #409 (to establish a deficit equal pay) side...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 7 roll call votes at 4:40pm. Under the agreement, the time until 4:40pm is equally divided between the managers, or their designees. At 4:40pm, the Senate will vote in relation to the following amendments in the order listed, with...
  • The following amendments have been offered: Fischer amendment #409 (to establish a deficit equal pay) (side by side to Mikulski amendment 362 also on equal pay). Cornyn amendment #357 (President's Budget). We are still working on an agreement that would result in a series of votes at 4:30pm today....
  • The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. When the Senate reconvenes, the Democrats control the time until 3:00pm and the Republicans control 3:00 to 3:45pm. An additional stack of votes is expected in the 4:30pm range.