The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am, Wednesday, January 28.
The Senate is currently in a joint session to receive a message from the President of the United Stated (State of the Union Speech).
At 8:25, Senator Reid propounded a Unanimous Consent agreement for the consideration of S. 1926, the flood insurance bill. It was agreed to without objection. Details of the agreement below:
Following morning business, all post-cloture time on the motion to proceed to the flood insurance bill (S.1926) will be yielded back and the Senate will begin consideration of the bill.
By consent, the following amendments will be agreed to: Hagan #2702; Rubio #2704; King #2705; and Blunt #2698.
At some point tomorrow afternoon or evening, (time is TBD) the Senate will proceed to votes on the following amendments:
Reed (RI) #2703 (community based policy study);
- Coburn #2697 (NARAB alternative);
- Merkley #2709 (forced placed insurance);
- Heller-Lee #2700 (state authority – private flood insurance);
- Whitehouse #2706 (fee waiver);
- Toomey #2707 (substitute), (to be modified with the text of the Rubio amendment #2704 and the Hagan amendment #2702);
- Gillibrand #2708 (mitigation guidelines).
Following these votes, the Senate will vote on final passage of the flood insurance bill.
Senator Murphy spoke on the Affordable Care Act. Senators Barrasso and Cornyn spoke on the President’s upcoming State of the Union Address. Senator Durbin spoke on the motion to proceed to the flood insurance bill, S. 1926, and Senator Roberts spoke on the farm bill.
Senators Murray and Thune spoke on the motion to proceed to the flood insurance bill, S. 1926. At 12:30, the Senate recessed for the weekly policy lunches.
The Senate will meet at 10 a.m. and, after leaders’ remarks, will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the flood insurance bill, S. 1926.
On Monday evening, the Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill. Debate began with up to 30 hours of post-cloture time remaining.
At 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. for the weekly policy lunches.
At 8:20 p.m., senators will gather in the Senate chamber. At 8:30 p.m., they will proceed as a body to the Hall of the House of Representatives for President Obama’s State of the Union Address.