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Daily Senate Schedule for Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Senate will next convene at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19 after standing in adjournment at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday, March 18.

11:00 a.m.
Following the Leaders' remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 178, the Human Trafficking bill, with the time until noon equally divided.

Pending to S. 178:

  1. Portman amendment #270 (ID and assessment of child victims);
  2. Portman amendment #271 (definition of “homeless person”); and
  3. Vitter second-degree amendment #284 (birthright citizenship) to Portman amendment  #271.


The Senate will conduct up to two VOTES on the following:

  1. Cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment to S. 178; and
  2. If cloture is not invoked on the substitute, cloture on S. 178.

On Tuesday, a motion to reconsider the first cloture vote on S. 178 was entered. 

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.