The Senate stands in recess until 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 19.
At 6:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment (re: Voting Rights) to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746 (Legislative vehicle for Voting Rights).
Further votes are possible during Wednesday’s session of the Senate.
Not agreed to, 49-51: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746 (Legislative vehicle for the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act). Required 60-affirmative votes.
Leader Schumer voted “Nay” and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote.
Senator Schumer moved to proceed to the motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote on the motion to concur in the House Amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.5746, Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. Then, Senator Schumer made a point of order that for this Message from the House with respect to H.R.5746, the only debate in order during consideration of the Message be on the question of adoption of the motion to concur in the amendment of the House; further, that no further amendments, motions, or points of order be in order, and that any appeals be determined without debate.
The Chair ruled that the point of order made by Sen. Schumer was not sustained as it was a compound motion that would require consent. Sen. Schumer appealed the ruling of the Chair. By a vote of 52-48, the Senate agreed to the question: Shall the ruling of the Chair stand as the decision of the Senate?
The Senate adjourned at 10:50 PM.