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Daily Senate Schedule for Thursday, August 6 and Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Daily Senate Schedule for Thursday, August 6 and Tuesday, September 8, 2015


The Senate will next convene at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 6 after standing in adjournment at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday, August 5.


11:30 a.m.

The Senate will conduct a Pro Forma session and then stand in adjournment under the provisions of H. Con. Res. 82, the Adjournment Resolution, until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 8.



Tuesday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Following the Leaders' remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of H.J. Res. 61, the vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Resolution of Disapproval.  The Majority Leader or his designee will be recognized to offer a substitute amendment containing the text of the resolution.


5:00 p.m.

The Senate will begin 30 minutes of debate, equally divided, on Executive Calendar #82, Roseann A. Ketchmark, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri.


5:30 p.m.

The Senate will conduct a roll call VOTE on confirmation of the nomination.




Pursuant to a unanimous consent agreement, at a time to be determined, the Senate will begin consideration of S. 754, the Cybersecurity bill.  Senator Burr will be recognized to offer the Burr/Feinstein substitute amendment.  In addition, 10 Republican and 11 Democrat relevant amendments are in order to be offered (NOTE:  This is not a finite list of amendments; more amendments could be considered).


The following are the announced Republican amendments:


1)       Paul amendment #2564 (liability immunity and customer privacy agreements);

2)       Heller amendment #2548 (personal information);

3)       Flake amendment #2582 (6-year sunset);

4)       Vitter amendment #2578 (top secret clearances);

5)       Vitter amendment #2579 (Small Business Cyber Security Operations Center);

6)       Cotton amendment #2581 (FBI/Secret Service cyber threats);

7)       Kirk amendment #2603 (international cybercriminal prosecution report);

8)       Coats amendment #2604 (cyber threats of mobile devices report);

9)       Gardner amendment #2631(State Department report on international cyberspace policy); and

10)   Flake amendment #2580 (voluntary participation of private entities).


The following are the announced Democrat amendments:


1)       Carper amendment #2627 (Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act);

2)       Coons amendment #2552 (DHS and personal information);

3)       Franken amendment #2612 (cybersecurity threat and Cyber threat indicator definitions);

4)       Tester amendment #2632 (transparency/oversight);

5)       Leahy amendment #2587 (Strike FOIA provision);

6)       Murphy amendment #2589 (Privacy Act remedies);

7)       Whitehouse amendment #2626 (cybercrime);

8)       Wyden amendment #2621 (personal information removal);

9)       Wyden amendment #2622 (notification requirement);

10)   Mikulski amendment #2557 (data breach-related funding); and

11)   Carper amendment #2615 (DHS portal unnecessary delays).