If the cloture vote succeeds, the Senate will vote at 4 p.m. on the actual motion to proceed to the bill.
The votes come after a week in which Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioSenators introduce new Iran sanctions Senate intel panel has not seen Nunes surveillance documents: lawmakers With no emerging leaders, no clear message, Democrats flounder MORE (R-Fla.) seemed to waffle on his support for the bill, saying that he would like to see tougher border enforcement provisions before he can support it. But Rubio has recently reconfirmed that he supports a legalization program first for millions of illegal residents, followed by tougher border enforcement.
Morning speeches in the House start at noon, and in the afternoon members will debate up to five suspension bills. Any needed roll call votes will start at 6:30 p.m. The bills are:
— H.R. 251, the South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act, directing the secretary of the Interior to convey federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District.
— H.R. 993, the Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act, conveying federal land to Fruit Heights, Utah.
— H.R. 1157, the Rattlesnake Mountain Public Access Act, ensuring public access to Rattlesnake Mountain summit.
— H.R. 1158, the North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act, maintaining fish stocking in various lakes.
— H.R. 723, the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act, to study the addition of several rivers to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
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