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  • Following the vote on the Hagan amendment, the next amendments in order are the following: -          Merkley #3096) (SoS on Afghanistan) (or a modified version of that amendment -          Portman #2995 (enhance authorities relating ot he the admission of defense industry civilians to DoD...
  • 1:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Hagan amendment #3095 (biofuel refinery); Agreed To: 54-41
  • 12:31pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Cornyn amendment #3158 (Veterans backlog); Agreed To: 95-0
  • There will now be up to 10 minutes for debate prior to votes in relation to the following amendments, with no amendments in order prior to the votes: -          Cornyn #3158 (plan to partner with state and local entities to address veterans claims backlog) -          Hagan #3095 (biofuels refinery...
  • The following amendments were agreed to by unanimous consent: Kohl #2888 (Post-Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence program) Manchin #2924 (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) Webb #2949 (accumulated leave carryover for members of AF) Wyden #2960 (reintegration into civilian...
  • Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning...
  • The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Tomorrow we will resume consideration of the National Defense Authorization bill. Senator Levin announced that it is the managers' intention that following disposition of the Kyl...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (biofuels) to S.3254, the DoD Authorization Act; Agreed to: 62-37 2)      Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officers' Improvement); Agreed to: 85-11 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.1998, the DHS Audit Requirement Target Act of 2012 with a...
  • There will be no further roll call votes during today's session of the Senate.
  • 6:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officers' Benefits Improvement) to S.3254, the DoD Authorization Act; Agreed To: 85-11
  • At 6pm today, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the Leahy amendment #2955 (to improve the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program). No amendments are in order to the Leahy amendment prior to the vote. Senators Levin and McCain would like to continue to consider amendments to the bill...
  • Senator Levin announced on the floor that following the remarks of Senators Feinstein and Paul, it is his intention to turn to the Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officer's Benefits Program) and proceed to a vote on the amendment today. At this point, we expect there to be a roll call...
  • The Senator Murray amendment #3099 (improves mental health care programs and activities for members of the armed Forces and veterans) was agreed to by voice vote. Additional roll call votes are possible during today's session as we work through amendments to the Defense Authorization bill.
  • Senator Kyl offered amendment #3123 (requires regular updates on military implications of US-Russia negotiations under consideration on nuclear arms, missile defense, and long-range conventional strike system matters).
  • The Gillibrand amendment #3016 (sexual assault) was agreed to by voice vote.
  • 2:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (biofuels); Agreed To: 62-37
  • The Senate is in a period of debate only on the Defense Authorization bill (S.3254) until 2pm today.
  • Senator McCain amendment #3051 (to authorize additional Marine Corps personnel for the performance of security functions for U.S. embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic facilities abroad) was agreed to by voice vote
  • By consent, at 2pm the Senate will proceed to a vote in relation to Udall amendment #2985 (biofuels). No amendments to the amendment are in order prior to the vote.
  • The Senate has adopted the motion to proceed to S.3254, National Defense Authorization Act. Senator Reid then called up Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (strikes section 313 in the bill relating to a limitation on the availability of funds for the procurement of alternative fuels).