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Follow legislative action on the Senate Floor with our updates throughout the day. All updates from Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Democratic staff are listed below.

Today In The Senate

We prepare a Daily Summary with each day's expected Senate schedule.

Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Sunday, May 31, 2015
The Senate stands adjourned until the following dates and times to convene for pro forma session only with no business being conducted:   Tuesday, May 26 at 4:00pm (committee reporting day between 2:00 – 4:00pm); and Thursday, May 28 at 8:30am.   When the Senate adjourns on May 28th it will stand adjourned until ...
May 31, 2015

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Wrap Up

Our Wrap Up compiles Senate unanimous consent items and other business at the end of the legislative day.

Wrap Up for Friday, May 22, 2015
Roll Call Votes Hatch-Wyden #1411to #1299, as modified (currency); Agreed to 70-29 Portman-Stabenow SA #1299(currency manipulation); Not agreed to 48-51 Warren SA #1327(investor state dispute); Not agreed to 39-60 Brown SA #1251(docking); Not agreed to 47-52 Flake SA #1243(strike TAA); Not agreed 36-62-1 Hatch SA #1221(substitute); Agreed to 62-37 Cloture on H.R.1314, as amended, if amended; Agreed to 61-38 ...
May 23, 2015

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Votes

Results of the latest Senate Roll Call votes.

Roll Call Vote on cloture on motion to proceed to S.1357, 2 month FISA extension.
At 12:44am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion ...
May 23, 2015

Roll Call Vote on motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act.
At 12:05am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom ...
May 23, 2015

Roll Call Vote on Flake SA #1243 (strike TAA)
6:43pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Flake SA #1243 (strike TAA); Not Agreed To: 35-63, ...
May 22, 2015

Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.1314, as amended (Trade).
At 8:51pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.1314, as amended (Trade); Passed: ...
May 22, 2015

Roll Call Vote on cloture on H.R.1314, Trade
At 7:26pm, the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.1314, as ...
May 22, 2015

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Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Senate stands adjourned until the following dates and times to convene for pro forma session only with no business being conducted:   Tuesday, May 26 at 4:00pm (committee reporting day between 2:00 – 4:00pm); and Thursday, May 28 at 8:30am.   When the Senate adjourns on May 28th it will stand adjourned until 4:00pm…

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Wrap Up for Friday, May 22, 2015

Roll Call Votes Hatch-Wyden #1411to #1299, as modified (currency); Agreed to 70-29 Portman-Stabenow SA #1299(currency manipulation); Not agreed to 48-51 Warren SA #1327(investor state dispute); Not agreed to 39-60 Brown SA #1251(docking); Not agreed to 47-52 Flake SA #1243(strike TAA); Not agreed 36-62-1 Hatch SA #1221(substitute); Agreed to 62-37 Cloture on H.R.1314, as amended, if amended; Agreed to 61-38 R.1314,…

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Senate in session Sunday, May 31; No further roll call votes; Senate in morning business

The Senate will be in session on Sunday, May 31 before the FISA authorization expires. There will be no further roll votes today.  The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. We plan to pass the highway extension by voice vote this…

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Cloture fails on motion to proceed to 2-month extension of FISA

Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1357, 2 month FISA extension, was not agreed to by a vote of 45-54. Senator McConnell changed his vote to no and entered a motion to reconsider the failed vote at a later time.   Senator McConnell made a series of consent requests. He asked consent to take…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on motion to proceed to S.1357, 2 month FISA extension.

At 12:44am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1357, 2 month FISA extension; Not Invoked: 45-54

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Republicans object to vote on passage of USA Freedom Act

Senator Boxer asked unanimous consent that since a strong bipartisan majority of the Senate voted to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #87, H.R.2048, the USA Freedom Act, the motion to proceed be agreed to; that the bill then be read a third time and the Senate vote on passage of the…

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Roll Call Vote on motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act.

At 12:05am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act; Not Invoked: 57-42 Senator McConnell entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote at a later time.   If cloture is not invoked, there would be an immediate cloture vote on the motion…

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Up to 2 roll call votes to begin closer to midnight

We expect to be able to vote shortly after midnight rather than 1:01am. As a result, there could be up to 2 roll call votes shortly. Those votes would be on:   cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act; and if cloture is not invoked, cloture on the motion to proceed…

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Recess until 12:01am–up to 2 cloture votes at 1:01am

The Senate reconvened and Senator McConnell moved to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act. The Senate then recessed until 12:01am on Saturday, May 23. When the Senate reconvenes, there will be 1 hour prior to a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act. If cloture is not invoked, there would…

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Recess subject to the call of the chair

The Senate will recess subject to the call of the chair.

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