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  • At 7:26pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.1314, as amended (Trade Act of 2015); Invoked: 61-38
  • At 7:51pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Hatch SA #1221 (substitute); Agreed To: 62-37 Next: Cloture on H.R.1314, as amended, if amended If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours for debate prior to a vote on passage of the bill, as amended. It would take consent to...
  • 6:43pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Flake SA #1243 (strike TAA); Not Agreed To: 35-63, with 1 voting present by unanimous consent, Senator Cornyn changed his vote to aye. The new tally is 36-62, with 1 voting present Next: HatchSA #1221 (substitute) Cloture on H.R.1314, as...
  • 6:21pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Brown SA #1251 (docking) not agreed to: 47-53 Next: FlakeSA #1243 (strike TAA) (arguably germane) HatchSA #1221 (substitute) Cloture on H.R.1314, as amended, if amended
  • Hatch SA #1221 (substitute) Flake SA #1243 (strike TAA) Lankford SA #1237 (Religious Freedom); Agreed To: 92-0 Brown SA #1242 (TPAA); Not Agreed To: 45-41 Inhofe SA #1312, as modified (AGOA) McCain SA #1226 (catfish) Stabenow-Portman SA #1299 (currency manipulation); not agreed to:48-51 Brown SA...
  • At 5:56pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Warren SA #1327 (investor state dispute). not agreed to: 39-60 Next: BrownSA #1251 (docking) FlakeSA #1243 (strike TAA) (arguably germane) HatchSA #1221 (substitute) Cloture on H.R.1314, as amended, if amended
  • At 5:35pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Portman-Stabenow SA #1299 (currency manipulation); Not Agreed To: 48-51
  • At 4:57pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Hatch-Wyden #1411 to #1299, as modified (currency); Agreed To: 70-29 Next: Portman-StabenowSA #1299 (currency manipulation) WarrenSA #1327 (investor state dispute) BrownSA #1251 (docking) FlakeSA #1243 (strike TAA) (arguably...
  • By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.1463, Vets Access, Choice, and Accountability, and H.R.2496, Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act. S.1463, to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirement for expanded availability of...
  • The Senate has reconvened and resumed consideration of H.R.1314, post-cloture. The post-cloture debate on the Hatch substitute runs out at 4:56pm today. If all time is used and no agreement on amendments can be reached, the Senate would dispose of the remaining pending germane amendments, vote on...
  • The Senate stands in recess until 2:00pm to allow for caucus meetings to discuss possible paths forward. The time will count against the post-cloture time on the Hatch Trade substitute amendment to H.R.1314.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, May 22, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1314. All time during adjournment will count post cloture. Upon the use or yielding back of the post-cloture time, the Senate will vote in relation to any...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Hatch amendment #1221(substitute); invoked: 62-38. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #25, Jill Parish, of Utah, to be U.S. District Judge for the Utah; confirmed: 100-0. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #26, Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. Of Texas, to be...
  • The Olvera nominations was confirmed by a vote of 100-0. The Cahill and Scarano nominations were confirmed by voice votes. Senator McConnell made the following remarks on this week's schedule: MR. MCCONNELL: MR. PRESIDENT, I'M SURE EVERYBODY IS INTERESTED IN THE STATE OF PLAY, AND CHAIRMAN HATCH AND...
  • 5:27pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #26, Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. Of Texas, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; Confirmed: 100-0 Next 2 voice votes expected: Executive Calendar #74, Patricia Cahill, of Missouri, to be...
  • 5:03pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #25, Jill Parish, of Utah, to be U.S. District Judge for the Utah. Confirmed: 100-0 Next: 1. Executive Calendar #26, Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. Of Texas, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to vote at 5:00pm on confirmation of the Parish (district judge), Olvera (district judge), Cahill (Public Broadcasting), and Scarano (Northern Border Regional Commission) nominations. We expect roll call votes on the first two nominations and voice votes on the...
  • Senator Warren asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass S.1381, a bill to require the President to make the text of trade agreements available to the public in order for those agreements to receive expedited consideration from Congress (Trade Transparency Act). Senator Hatch...
  • By a vote of 62-38, cloture was invoked on the Hatch amendment #1221 (Trade substitute) to H.R.1314. There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. The following amendments are pending to H.R.1314, Trade: Hatch SA #1221 (substitute) Flake SA #1243 (strike TAA) Inhofe SA #1312, as modified...
  • Prior to the cloture vote, Senator Hatch asked unanimous consent to call up the following amendments en bloc: Boxer #1371 (minimum wage) Whitehouse #1387 (add port treaty) Brown #1252 (level the playing field) Feinstein #1424 (Nepal) Menendez #1430 (human trafficking) Paul #1383 (bonus for cost...