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Daily Senate Schedule for Friday, May 22, 2015

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.


9:30 a.m.

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.