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  • The Senate continues to debate the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:45pm until 1:45pm today. The post-cloture debate time expires around 9:15pm tonight. However, we hope to reach an agreement to expedite its consideration. Another message...
  • Schedule Thursday, February 26, 2015   The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, post-cloture.
  • Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Roll Call Votes Cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, upon reconsideration; Invoked: 98-2 Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.86, Recognizing March 3, 2015, as the centennial of the Navy Reserve  No Executive Business
  • Upon reconsideration, cloture was invoked on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, by a vote of 98-2 (Sessions and Inhofe voted no). There will now be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the motion to proceed. Upon the use or yielding back of the post-cloture time, the Senate...
  • 2:47pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, upon reconsideration; 98-2
  • There is a good chance that we see a roll call vote in the 2:45-3:00pm range today on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, upon reconsideration. We need to adopt 2 procedural motions before getting to the reconsideration vote. Those would be voice...
  • The Senate stands in recess until 2:00pm to allow for the caucus meetings.
  • Morning business is closed. The Senate has resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.240, a bill to provide appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2015, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half.
  • Roll Call Votes Legislative Business Adopted by voice vote S.Res.65, with the Menendez amendment to the resolution; and the Menendez and Rubio amendments to the preamble Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.534, Immigration Rule of Law Act of 2015...
  • The Senate has received the veto message on S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, from the President of the United States. The message was considered read, printed in the Record, spread in full upon the Journal, and held at the desk. It is in order for the Senate to proceed to its...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30pm, with the first hour equally divided and with the Democrats controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS Appropriations; Not invoked: 47-46. Legislative Business Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.534, Immigration Rule of Law Act of 2015 (Collins) Began the Rule 14 process to...
  • 5:32pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, a bill to make appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security appropriations for fiscal year 2015; Not Invoked: 47-46
  • The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business conducted, on the following dates and times: Monday, February 16, 2015 at 4:45pm and Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:00am. When the Senate adjourns on Thursday, February 19, it will stand adjourned until 3:00pm on...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #12, the nomination of Ashton Carter to be Secretary of Defense: confirmed: 93-5. Legislative Business Adopted Calendar #18, S.Res.73: Committee Funding. Adopted S.Res.52: Calling for the release of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya...
  • Following the vote on confirmation of the Carter nomination (confirmed 93-5), the Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations. Senator McConnell then asked unanimous consent that the motion to proceed be agreed to; the managers, or their designees, be...
  • 2:07pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #12, Ashton B. Carter, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Defense. Confirmed: 93-5
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Democrats controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business the Senate will...
  • Roll Call Votes Passage of S.295, Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Restitution Improvement Act of 2015; passed: 98-0. Legislative Business Executive Business