The Senate will next convene at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 22 after standing in adjournment at 8:16 p.m. Thursday, May 21.
Following the Leaders’ remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1314, the vehicle for the Trade Promotion Authority bill.
On Thursday, cloture was invoked on Hatch substitute amendment #1221. All post-cloture time will expire at 4:56 p.m.
On Tuesday, cloture was also filed on H.R. 1314.
Pending to Hatch substitute amendment #1221:
- Hatch (for Flake) amendment #1243 (strike Title II/TAA extension);
- Hatch (for Inhofe) amendment #1312, as modified (FTAs with Sub-Saharan African countries);
- Hatch (for McCain) amendment #1226 (repeal USDA catfish inspection program);
- Portman/Stabenow amendment #1299 (make currency manipulation a principal negotiating objective);
- Hatch amendment #1211, as modified (negotiating objective re: foreign currency manipulation) to the language proposed to be stricken by Portman/Stabenow amendment #1299;
- Brown amendment #1251 (Congressional approval of new Trans-Pacific Partnership countries);
- Wyden (for Shaheen) amendment #1227 (small businesses); and
- Wyden (for Warren) amendment #1327 (investor-state dispute settlement).
Senators will be notified when VOTES are scheduled.
On Thursday, cloture was filed on:
1) The motion to proceed to H.R. 2048, the Surveillance Reform bill; and
2) The motion to proceed to S. 1357, the Short-Term FISA Extension bill.
Majority Leader McConnell has announced that these items and the short-term Highway Trust Fund extension will be considered by the Senate before the Memorial Day recess.
Monday, June 8 and Monday, July 20 will be no-vote days. VOTES should be expected before noon on each of Tuesday, June 9 and Tuesday, July 21.
On Thursday, February 27, a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S. 534, the Immigration Rule of Law bill, was entered.