by Countable | 1.31.19
(Updated 1/31/19 4:00pm): The Senate voted to advance the McConnell amendment on a bipartisan 68-23 vote. A vote on adopting the amendment will likely occur next week, when Senate will also vote on the underlying bill ― the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.
The Senate will vote today on an amendment to the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act that would express the sense of Congress that the Trump administration should review its strategy of withdrawing from Syria and Afghanistan to ensure it doesn’t allow a resurgence of al Qaeda and ISIS.
Offered by Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the amendment is a non-binding expression of the sense of Congress that:
Today’s vote is on a “cloture motion” to limit further debate on the amendment to no more than 30 hours if at least 60 senators vote to “invoke” cloture.
If it succeeds, a vote to adopt the amendment could occur next week when the Senate votes on the underlying bill ― although senators could do so sooner if unanimous consent is granted.
— Eric Revell
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