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  • Roll Call Votes Motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8, NLRB; agreed to: 53-45. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.94, supporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month Adopted S.Res.95, designating March 3, 2015, as "World Wildlife Day". Began the Rule 14 process to place on the...
  • The motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8 (NLRB) was agreed to by a vote of 53-45. There will now be up to 10 hours for debate prior to a vote on passage of the joint resolution. We expect this vote to occur tomorrow morning (possibly in the 11:15am range, but that has not been set yet). Prior to the vote,...
  • 2:18pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Alexander motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case...
  • The Senate is in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the joint meeting with His Excellency Binyamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, and then the weekly caucus meetings. We expect a roll call vote at 2:15pm today on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution providing for...
  • The Senate is in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the joint meeting with His Excellency Binyamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, and then the weekly caucus meetings. At 2:15pm, we expect Senator McConnell to turn to the consideration of S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution providing for...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:45am on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with the time equally divided and with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half. The...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the request to go to conference on H.R.240, DHS appropriations; Not Invoked: 47-43. Cochran motion to table the House Message with respect to H.R.240; Tabled: 58-31. Legislative Business Passed H.R.431, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Foot...
  • 5:56pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Cochran motion to table the House Message re: H.R.240, DHS appropriations. Tabled: 58-31. If the motion to table is successful, the bill would be sent back to the House of Representatives.
  • 5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on cloture on the request to go to conference on H.R. 240, DHS appropriations; Not Invoked: 47-43 Next: Motion to table request to go to conference (if cloture fails and a motion to table is made)
  • The Senate has resumed consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.240, DHS appropriations. At 3:00pm, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the request to go to conference on H.R.240, DHS appropriations. There will now be 2 hours for debate prior to the cloture vote. If cloture is not invoked,...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, March 2, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.240, DHS appropriations. Prior to adjourning on Friday, the Senate passed H.R.33, as amended with a substitute amendment...
  • Roll Call Votes Cloture on H.R.240, DHS appropriations; invoked: 68-31. Lee motion to table McConnell amendment #258; not agreed to: 34-65. Adoption of  Cochran-Mikulski-Shaheen amendment #255 (clean DHS funding); adopted: 66-33. Passage of H.R.240, as amended; passed: 68-31. Cloture on the motion...
  • The Senate passed H.R. 33, as amended with a substitute amendment (SA#268) that contains a 7 day CR to fund the Department of Homeland Security through March 6, 2015. The House Message with respect to H.R.240, Department of Homeland Security appropriations, was laid before the Senate. We expect...
  • The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair while we await House action on DHS appropriations.
  • 11:28am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 534, a bill to prohibit funds from being used to carry out certain Executive actions related to immigration and for other purposes. Not Agreed To: 57-42.
  • 11:10am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Passage of H.R.240, as amended. Passed: 68-31
  • 10:52am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on adoption of the Cochran-Mikulski-Shaheen amendment #255 (clean DHS funding). Adopted: 66-33
  • Cloture was invoked on H.R.240, DHS appropriations, by a vote of 68-31. Senator Lee asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments so that he can offer amendment #265 (prohibit funding for certain executive memoranda on immigration). Senator Reid objected. Senator Lee moved to table...
  • 10:02am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.240, a bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2015; Invoked: 68-31. Next: --10 minutes of debate for Lee-- Possible Lee motion to table one of the tree filler...
  • The Senate has resumed consideration of H.R.240, DHS appropriations. The time until 10:00am is equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees. At 10:00am, there will be a cloture vote on the bill. If cloture is invoked, there will be up to 10 minutes for debate for Senator Lee. We...