Senate Legislative Activity
The Senate will convene on Monday, March 7, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm, with Senators permitted to speak up to 10 minutes each.
At 4:00pm, the Senate will resume consideration of S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015. At 5:30pm, the Senate will hold a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on amendment #3378 (substitute) to S.524 by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Pat Leahy (D-VT). Note that Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) last week filed cloture on both the Grassley-Leahy substitute amendment and on the underlying bill. The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the substitute amendment and the bill is 3:30pm on Monday; amendments must be germane and timely filed to be considered in order if cloture is invoked. In addition to the Grassley-Leahy amendment, amendment #3374 by Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), as modified (follow-up services) is also pending.
House Legislative Activity
The House is not in session this week. Lawmakers are set to return to Washington on Monday, March 14 to resume legislative business.