Floor Updates

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mar 26 2015 9:30 AM

The Senate convened.

McConnell, Reid

Opening Remarks

Mar 26 2015 9:44 AM

Today -
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. Con Res. 11, the budget resolution. 
  • At 12:00 PM, all debate time on S. Con. Res. 11 will be expired. 
  • Note: At 12:00 PM, the Senate is expected to begin a vote-a-rama on amendments in relation to S. Con. Res.11.  
  • Note: There are 62 amendments pending to S. Con. Res 11, 20 of which have already been disposed.
 
Senator McConnell: (9:32 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "It's the balanced budget which focuses on growth, common sense and the middle class. It isn't perfect but it does represent honest compromise and the promise of a better tomorrow. If senators would prefer to amend it, they'll have that opportunity this evening. Members of both parties will be able to offer amendments. I know many of our friends across the aisle are eager to do that. Republicans will have their chance too. There's a lot we expect to consider. Do senators want to be seen supporting a policy that will cost up to a million jobs or will they stand tall for American jobs instead? Will senators support more tired tax hikes or will they support the jobs those higher taxes threaten to destroy? Do senators want to raise the cost of energy or do they want to see the American people reap benefits of our energy revolution? So tonight the American people will have their voices heard again here in the Senate under new management. They'll see a new Congress that's back to work again and on their behalf. And after considering all these amendments, we'll take a vote. When the budget passes, we'll conference with the House. That's how this process has worked historically. It's what the American people have a right to expect now. And that's what we hope to see again shortly."
 
Senator Reid: (9:38 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "The sequestration that was put upon us the last time at N.I.H., it caused N.I.H. to stop their research on the universal flu vaccine. Hundreds of thousands of people die around the world every year. Tens of thousands of people die in America every year because of flu. And they were close to having a universal flu vaccine that would take care of this. Sequestration is awful. It's part of the Republican budget here. They're doubling down on this harmful sequestration on health, education and even national defense. Talk about a gimmick, this is a doozy what they're trying to do with defense, to try to pretend they're going to put $38 billion more in the defense budget. But it is pretend because even looking at the Republican budget, it is not possible to do. And once even the Republican hawks look at this, they'll say maybe we're not going to get that $38 billion. So, their budget has lots of gimmicks. Lots of gimmicks. It's been written about all over the country in editorials from east to west, from north to south. But fortunately for the country, the Republican budget will not become law."

Enzi, Durbin, Sanders, Portman, Capito, Peters, Cardin

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 10:25 AM

 
Senator Enzi: (9:41 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "I do point out frequently that part of my discovery during this process was that there are 260 programs whose authorization is expired. That means the specific committees that came up with the idea for these programs haven't looked at them for some time. And that didn't stop us from going ahead and funding them anyway. They've expired, but in some cases, we're spending four times as much as what was originally envisioned for that particular program. Does it amount to much money? It amounts to $293 billion a year. $293 billion a year. If the committees do their work, there's a lot of money available for the areas outside of defense. Defense has had their authorization done every year, so they're in a different category than all of the rest of the programs that the federal government does. So if you're thinking there's a lot of hands tied on what can be done, there's $293 billion out there that's being spent that's expired that ought to be looked at. In businesses, they have to look at their expenses every single year and see where they can cut in order to be able to continue the business. Around here, one of those programs hasn't been looked at since 1983. So there's a lot of work for us to do. It isn't all included in the budget. I'm hoping we can get a budget finished tonight and get everybody busy on these extra tasks."
 
Senator Durbin: (9:47 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "How in the world can we justify cutting research at the National Institutes of Health to find cures for diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes? The list just goes on. And if we believe we're making a better America by cutting back research and innovation, particularly biomedical research, it's extremely shortsighted. When I take a look at the 200 or so pending amendments before us on budget resolution, it looks like there are about ten of them, including one I'm going to offer, relative to medical research. Democrats and Republicans are saying spare this area of federal spending. I would like to propose that all of us who share this goal on both sides of the aisle join in an effort to make sure that this is treated differently in our budget. It shouldn't be subject to mindless and deep cuts in biomedical research which will deny to a lot of suffering people the hope that they need and deny cures that will not only save lives but save dramatic amounts of money."
 
Senator Sanders: (9:49 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "16 must 11 is 27 million people losing health insurance. Does anybody in America think that that makes any sense at all? These are men, women, children. When you cut Medicaid and you throw people off. These are pregnant women who need to go to the doctor to make sure that the baby that they're carrying is healthy, or little babies who are born. That's what they do. But meanwhile, here's something that they do not do. And they are firm. When they get up there and say this budget does not include any tax increases, they're right. I concede that. They're right. But what they're really saying is we will not, we will never ask the billionaires in this country to pay a nickel more in taxes. We will not ask the one out of four major corporations who pay nothing in taxes to start paying their fair share of taxes. We'll make it harder for kids to go to college. We'll throw people off of health insurance, but we will not ask the rich and the powerful to pay more in taxes."
 
Senator Portman: (9:55 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "This is an amendment that says, let's require the Joint Committee on Taxation - that's the group that handles scoring these tax reform proposals - to give us the right analysis so we can come up with pro-jobs, pro-growth tax reform that will actually enable us to bring back these good middle-class jobs. That's what this amendment says. It requires them to provide us what's called macroeconomic scoring. Right now, unbelievably, when you provide a tax reform proposal on the floor of the Senate, which to get back is just a static score that has no relationship to what the impact will be on the economy. It assume there will be a zero impact on the economy. Now, nobody believes that. Everybody knows that tax changes will have some impact on the economy, good, bad, indifferent, and yet we don't have that information to be able to ensure that we are writing the right tax reform to get to the result we all want. Seems absurd, I know, but that's the current situation. So what this amendment says is let's have a requirement that the Joint Committee on Taxation provide to this United States Senate a dynamic score, a macroeconomic score."
 
Senator Capito: (10:03 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "My amendment simply states what every senator said voting in 1997 - no agreement should cause serious harm to the American economy. My second amendment protects the reliability of our electricity grid. North American Electric Reliability Corporation Released a report that found that the targets set forward in the president's clean power plan will be difficult, if not impossible, to achieve without degrading the reliability of the grid. We all want to have our lights turn on, our heat and our air conditioning work and this is in peril. My amendment simply makes sure that families and businesses have reliable electricity that they expect by blocking the E.P.A. from finalizing, proposing or issuing any regulation that would reduce the reliability of the electricity grid."
 
Senator Peters: (10:06 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "I rise to offer an amendment that will support trade and travel through our U.S. ports of entry. As we all know, trade and travel drive economic development. In fact, they generate over $2 trillion in economic impact and support nearly 15 million jobs nationwide. However, it's unfortunately to say that many of our busiest ports of entry are in need of modernization in order to safely and efficiently process travelers and goods. I speak about this with firsthand experience. In Michigan, our manufacturers and agricultural producers rely on efficient trade with Canada, which is our nation's largest export market. Our top customer as well as our closest ally. However, existing infrastructure at our ports of entry often do not allow for the most efficient processing of trucks and cargo. We have two major crossings in Detroit and Windsor with Canada as well as Port Huron-Insarnia. Both of those trade years need additional investment in their plazas, their customers plazas, to efficiently handle the trade between our two countries. Those investments are important investments in the future of this country and important in order to make sure that we can continue to expand trade and economic activity. And I would urge my colleagues in the senate to support this amendment as well."
 
Senator Cardin: (10:13 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "I think we'll be able to come together on legislation that will increase opportunities on small business investment companies which is, again, an avenue for capital for small companies, the driving force for job and innovation in our community. This amendment would allow us, again, to focus on that legislation which we hope to move through Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Lastly, I offered a deficit-neutral reserve fund amendment 900 concerning civic education. I've taken the floor to point out that, yes, we need to stress areas of excellence in sciences, et cetera, in education. But let's not forget civic education, the bedrock of our country's values are based upon our civic system, and it's important that young people have a full understanding of civic education. This amendment would give us an opportunity in this Congress to move forward in promoting civic education for our school system."

Mar 26 2015 11:14 AM

 
Senator Portman: (10:20 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "In states like mine, other manufacturing states, states like Florida, states like Michigan and other states around the country, these land banks are doing the best they can, but they need additional resources to demolish many of these properties in order to help struggling neighborhoods recover. This has been a bipartisan issue. We've been able to direct some funding there including from the hardest-hit funds. I want to continue to make progress on this because it is so important, again, for our neighborhoods, for the safety of those people who live in these neighborhoods that are affected most directly by abandoned homes. I hope that we can get support from both sides of the aisle for this amendment today and make it clear to those local officials across our country and to those neighbors in these communities that we are going to do what we can to help provide the resources to be able to deal with these blighted and abandoned structures. "
 
Senator Nelson: (10:25 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "And so to understand it it's critical we have this information which has the potential to impact all of us, no matter where we live. At times of seasonal high tide, the streets of Miami Beach are flooded. The mayor of Miami Beach campaigned in a kayak on Alton Road, which is on the west side of the city of Miami Beach, campaigned in a kayak at the time of seasonal high flood, paddling in a kayak about what the city needed to do because of what NASA scientists tell us and have testified to our Commerce Committee. Not forecast. Not projections. Measurements. Of the rise of the sea level in south Florida over the course of the last 45 years. Six to eight inches. Not forecast. Measurements. So do we want to muzzle that NASA scientist who by the way in this case that testified to us is also a NASA astronaut. We'll muzzle him. And so scientists simply must have the tools and the ability to tell us what they observe without limitation on the terms that they can speak." 
 
Senator Collins: (10:34 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "We had testimony from the Mayo Clinic. We had testimony from the individual who heads the institutes on aging at the National Institutes of Health. And to a person, they pointed out that we are spending $226 billion a year caring for people with Alzheimer's, and yet we are investing less than $600 million in this disease. The experts tell us that if our investment were at the level of $2 billion a year, that we could explore the promising breakthroughs, the therapeutic targets that are needed to develop a means of prevention or better treatments or ultimately even a cure for Alzheimer's. That $2 billion figure that is recommended by the expert advisory council headed by Dr. Ron Peterson from the Mayo Clinic is less than 1% of what we're spending caring for people with Alzheimer's. This disease is going to bankrupt the Medicare and the Medicaid programs. We're currently spending $154 billion from those two programs for care of patients with Alzheimer's."
 
Senator Durbin: (10:39 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "I thank you for speaking out on this Alzheimer's issue because they came this week to visit with us, and it is stunning, just stunning to think for a moment that we diagnose a person with Alzheimer's in America once every 68 seconds. When my staff told me that, I couldn't believe it. I said that's got to be wrong. It's right. It's an indication of the rapid development and growth of this terrible disease, and I thank you for putting in perspective the fact that we spend over $200 billion a year already on it, and that doesn't calculate all of the sacrifice of caregivers in helping members of the family. It would seem to me that amidst all of this budget debate, there should be certain areas that are sacred, and I think biomedical research should be one of them."
 
Senator Hirono: (10:46 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "This budget lays out priorities that would undermine the gains that millions have made in getting affordable health insurance. It would undermine the ability of millions of students to get a college education. It puts tax cuts for the wealthy ahead of giving even a modest wage boost to those who are working hard to get ahead. This budget would give big corporations the opportunity to write their own rules without reducing the opportunity for the disabled veterans and children to live a decent life. Democrats have tried to improve this budget. We tried to eliminate the sequester in a fair way. Republicans said no. We tried to make sure our commitments to those on Social Security and Medicare remain ironclad. The Republicans said no. We tried to close a foot tax loopholes to invest in our communities and create jobs. The Republicans said no. And we tried to give students the opportunity to get an affordable college education. The Republicans said no. Given all these problems, I cannot support this budget."
 
Senator Stabenow: (10:52 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "I just want to export our products, not our jobs. And we have a tax code that is encouraging the export of our jobs. So I would hope we would come together around the bring jobs home amendment, agree that there is one area of the tax code that everybody ought to support fixing and that's where folks are using loopholes and games and gimmicks, frankly, to avoid contributing to the quality of life in our country. We can create opportunity without adding one more dollar to the costs of middle-class families or small businesses or those who stay in our country and decide they want to continue to be a part of our great American economy. This is about closing for the tax cheaters that are avoiding stepping up and being a part of solving America's problems. My amendment number 523 will bring jobs home and invest in the middle class of our country and I really hope that this is an area that we can come together on."
 
Senator Warner: (10:59 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "Finally I'd like to introduce a third amendment, number 638 along with my colleague Senator Ayotte that mirrors language including in the chairman's mark of our last budget resolution. This amendment encourages Congress to act on recommendations from the G.A.O. to improve federal government efficiency while reducing fragmentation, overlap and duplication. The Senate has a bipartisan history of working on these issues and I think it's important that our budget resolution this year includes our continued commitment to that work. In 2010 the Congress passed the bipartisan government performance and result modernization act or DPRA that required federal agencies to report how their money was being spent as well as top priorities and possible avenues of consolidation. Last year we passed the DARA Act which works with DPRA to further track hour agencies are spending money. It's important that the savings from these actions should go towards reducing our deficit."
 
Senator Moran: (11:03 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "I'm pleased that the United States Senate is working on a budget. We're required to pass one by April 15. It's been awhile since we've been able to accomplish that. I'm hopeful that the budget will be reconciled with the House-passed budget giving us the opportunity to develop 12 appropriations bills within this budgetary outline. It's unfortunate that by the nature of a budget, it's a partisan endeavor, and the expectation is that no Democrat will vote for the budget that ultimately will pass the Senate today. I hope that doesn't continue to be true in another issue that I am encouraging and am encouraged to know will be considered by the United States Senate, and that's the sustainable growth rate fix, the so-called S.G.R. fix."

Sessions, Isakson, Shaheen, Enzi (UC)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 11:55 AM

 
Senator Sessions: (11:14 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "Miya McGinnis at the Committee for Responsible Budget, a well-respected bipartisan group, basically has been shocked at this proposal and has submitted papers that said over 20 years it would add $500 billion to the debt. Some have been saying over 20 years, it would pay for itself. It won't, according to her analysis, and we don't have official data now. Why would we allow this legislation to pass through so fast? So I would urge my colleagues, let's do a short-term fix again, but this time let's do a permanent fix, one that's responsible, one that's grown up, one that's paid for, not just one that adds more debt to the credit card of America at a time when we can't do that anymore. I'm so disappointed that we may not be able to let this legislation clear today because I don't think it's going to be beneficial to us. We can come back, maintain the payment levels that we're supposed to, and let's do it in the right way, and we can be proud of."
 
Senator Isakson: (11:28 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "The biennial budgeting and appropriation act assumes the following. What we have been doing has been broken for years. 20 of the 50 states in the United States of America have a biennial budget. It's time we did budgeting and oversight and allowed time for both. What this bill basically says that in odd numbered years we'll do our appropriating and in even numbered years we'll do oversight of appropriations. Wouldn't it be great to change the paradigm in America where during the election years and even years instead of saying about how much bacon you're going to bring home, how much savings you're going to find in the appropriations and budget process, we can find new money to fund new programs without raising taxes or raising revenue of the federal government? It's a responsible way to run our government. It's a way that we ought to run our government and it's a responsible way for America to return to fiscal accountability. With an $18.1 trillion deficit and with spending going haywire and us not being able to do budgeting or appropriations acts at all, it's time we called time-out, fixed our problem and moved forward."
 
Senator Shaheen: (11:30 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "While we've made progress in recent years to reduce our deficits, we need reform of our budget process. Senator Isakson pointed out very eloquently how this proposal would work. In New Hampshire, where I served three terms as governor, I had a legislature that was - were members of the other party and yet we were able to pass biennial budgets three years on time that were balanced. It worked in New Hampshire. It works in 19 other states. It can work here. This is an opportunity for us to begin to reform our budget process. It won't fix everything but it will go a long way in addressing our opportunity to provide oversight in the second year of the budget process. So I hope our colleagues will join us that we will again, as we did in 2013, have a majority to support biennial budgeting in this body."
 
Senator Enzi: (11:41 AM)
  • Unanimous Consent -
  • The time until 12:00 PM be equally divided. 
  • Senator Sanders, or his designee, be allowed to offer side-by-sides to Scott Amendment #692 and Vitter Amendment #515.
  • At 12:00 PM, the Senate VOTE on the following amendments in relation to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution:
  1. Sanders Amendment #881;
  2. Kirk Amendment #545;
  3. Stabenow Amendment #523;
  4. Rubio Amendment #423;
  5. Wyden Amendment #1012;
  6. Paul Amendment #940;
  7. Murray Amendment #798;
  8. Moran Amendment #356;
  9. Baldwin Amendment #432;
  10. Collins Amendment #810;
  11. Franken Amendment #828;
  12. Scott Amendment #692;
  13. Coons Amendment #966;
  14. Blunt Amendment #928;
  15. Durbin Amendment #817;
  16. Vitter Amendment #515;
  17. Bennet Amendment #947;
  18. Murkowski Amendment #838; and
  19. Inhofe Amendment #649.
  • (Without objection)

Cochran, Mikulski, Booker

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 12:09 PM

 
Senator Cochran: (11:46 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "The appropriations process is one of the best tools Congress has to reform, improve, eliminate, modernize programs under its jurisdiction. Having an off year would not translate into more oversight. It might well have the opposite effect, as Congress would not possess any hammer or useful tool of the year's appropriation bill to modify agency actions. So you're yielding more power to the executive branch to spend money, borrow money, try new programs, without having a proper oversight of the appropriations and the authorizations process. Writing and debating annual appropriations is an essential part of the congressional oversight responsibility that was contemplated by the framers of the constitution. It does not detract from the power or minimize or infringe on authorizing committee's ability to perform additional oversight. There is no limitation under this process of legislative committees' prerogatives. It provides the money, though, as the constitution contemplates through an appropriation of funds approved by the people's representatives, not the executive's, not the people who run the departments, not the president himself."
 
Senator Mikulski: (11:53 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "It goes beyond the Isakson amendment, goes beyond a two-year budget resolution and calls for establishing two-year appropriations bills. The power of the purse is one of Congress' most powerful tools. We shouldn't give it up. And what would happen if we go with the Isakson and Shaheen amendment and not follow Cochran-Mikulski, you need to know we would be putting too much power in the hands of the executive branch, unelected bureaucrats, and O.M.B. So proponents of biennial appropriating will not improve congressional oversight. Just the opposite. Without annual appropriations bills, agencies will have little incentive to be candid in their testimony and responsive to congressional will and congressional directives. We sacrifice our most important tool. And the other thing is the practicality. Under biennial appropriations, the time lag between initial forecast and actual budgets could be 30 months. Then we can't also respond to emergencies."
 
Senator Booker: (11:56 AM)
  • Spoke on the budget. 
    • SUMMARY "Along with Senator Fischer, we support broadening our approach to freight policy that would promote greater national connectivity. Why is this important? Hundreds of millions of tons of freight are annually shipped through our ports and rails and highway networks. The freight quarter that runs through my state, New Jersey, from New Jersey to New York, to Philadelphia, move over $55 billion in goods each year. And is one of the most significant choke points in the U.S. transportation network that moves $17 trillion in goods between metropolitan areas each year. The incredible freight network drives our economy, boosts economic competitiveness, and creates jobs in America. Thousands and thousands of jobs. With a slight adjustment of our priorities, and a strong national commitment to investing in our infrastructure, we can dramatically reduce congestion, improve the health of our American communities, and make sure goods get where they need to go faster, cheaper, all while strengthening our economy and creating jobs."

Vote Results (Sanders Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 12:31 PM

Not agreed to, 48-52:
Sanders Amendment #881 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Enzi (UC)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 12:34 PM

 
Senator Enzi: (12:30 PM)
  • Unanimous Consent -
    • The VOTE on Kirk Amendment #545 now occur after the vote on Inhofe Amendment #649.
  • (Without objection)

Vote Results (Stabenow Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 12:51 PM

Not agreed to, 46-54:
Stabenow Amendment #523 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Wyden Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 1:07 PM

Not agreed to, 47-53:
Wyden Amendment #1012 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Motion to Waive)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 1:30 PM

Not agreed to, 32-68:
Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Rubio Amendment #423 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution. 
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Motion to Waive)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 1:48 PM

Not agreed to, 4-96:
Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Paul Amendment #940, as modified, to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution. 
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Murray Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 2:05 PM

Agreed to, 59-41:
Murray Amendment #798 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Moran Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 2:21 PM

Agreed to, 100-0:
Moran Amendment #356 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Baldwin Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 2:40 PM

Not agreed to, 45-55:
Baldwin Amendment #432 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Franken Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 3:03 PM

Not agreed to, 46-54:
Franken Amendment #828 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Scott Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 3:20 PM

Agreed to, 56-44:
Scott Amendment #692 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Blunt Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 3:42 PM

Agreed to, 58-42:
Blunt Amendment #928 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Durbin Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 4:00 PM

Not agreed to, 46-54:
Durbin Amendment #817 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Vitter Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 4:18 PM

Agreed to, 54-46:
Vitter Amendment #515 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Murkowski Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 4:54 PM

Agreed to, 51-49:
Murkowski Amendment #838 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Whitehouse Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 5:12 PM

Not agreed to, 47-52:
Whitehouse Amendment #867 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Inhofe Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 5:30 PM

Agreed to, 59-41:
Inhofe Amendment #649 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Kirk Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 5:47 PM

Agreed to, 100-0:
Kirk Amendment #545 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Coons Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 6:18 PM

Not agreed to, 46-54:
Coons Amendment #966 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Enzi (UC)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 6:30 PM

 
Senator Enzi: (6:16 PM)
  • Unanimous Consent -
    • The Senate VOTE on the following amendments to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution: 
  1. Isakson Amendment #839;
  2. Stabenow Amendment #1072;
  3. Portman Amendment #689;
  4. Casey Amendment #632;
  5. Thune Amendment #607;
  6. Bennet Amendment #1014;
  7. McConnell Amendment #836;
  8. Merkley Amendment #842; 
  9. Gardner Amendment #443;
  10. Murray Amendment #951;
  11. Graham Amendment #763;
  12. Blumenthal Amendment #825;
  13. Flake Amendment #665;
  14. Sanders Amendment #475;
  15. Hatch Amendment #1029; 
  16. Schatz Amendment #1063;
  17. Kirk Amendment #1038;
  18. Nelson Amendment #944;
  19. McCain Amendment #360;
  20. Wyden Amendment #968;
  21. Lee Amendment #750, as modified;
  22. Reid Amendment #919;
  23. Cotton Amendment #659;
  24. Menendez Amendment #993;
  25. Cotton Amendment #664; and 
  26. Brown Amendment #994. 
  • (Without objection)

Vote Results (Stabenow Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 6:52 PM

Not agreed to, 46-54:
Stabenow Amendment #1072 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Portman Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 7:13 PM

Agreed to, 59-41:
Portman Amendment #689 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Casey Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 7:32 PM

Agreed to, 100-0:
Casey Amendment #632 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Thune Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 7:49 PM

Agreed to, 54-46:
Thune Amendment #607 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Bennet Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 8:09 PM

Agreed to, 53-47:
Bennet Amendment #1014 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (McConnell Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 8:27 PM

Agreed to, 57-43:
McConnell Amendment #836 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Merkley Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 8:44 PM

Not agreed to, 46-54:
Merkley Amendment #842 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Gardner Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 9:03 PM

Agreed to, 59-41:
Gardner Amendment #443 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Murray Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 9:22 PM

Not agreed to, 46-54:
Murray Amendment #951 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.

Vote Results (Flake Amendment)

Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)

Mar 26 2015 9:46 PM

Agreed to, 51-49:
Flake Amendment #665 to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution.
The vote results will be posted here within one hour.