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    Senate passes spending bill

    Senate passes spending bill

    By Ted Barrett and Faith Karimi,CNN
    updated 10:24 PM EST, Sat December 13, 2014
    Source: CNN

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    • Senate passes short-term funding measure
    • Lawmakers from both parties seeking amendments
    • 5-day continuing resolution expected to keep government operating until bill is completed


    Washington (CNN) -- [Breaking news update, 10:07 p.m. ET]
    The U.S. Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the government through September, approving it in an unusual Saturday evening vote.

    [Previous story, 9:09 p.m. ET]

    The Senate passed a short-term spending bill that will fund the government through Wednesday, averting a shutdown while the chamber debates a bill to fund the government.

    President Barack Obama signed the stopgap funding bill Saturday evening. Without it, funding was due to dry up Saturday night.


    The Senate will vote Saturday night on the $1.1 trillion package that would fund the government through next September, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on the Senate floor. The bill has already passed the House.


    Sen. Mitch McConnell, the incoming Senate majority leader, had previously reached a deal with Reid to adjourn for the weekend and resume Monday to clear the bill.


    But in a surprise development, some of McConnell's junior members defied the agreement after he left.

    Reid tried to get unanimous consent for an adjournment until Monday when there would be enough votes to end a filibuster, but Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, objected because Reid would not guarantee a vote on an amendment dealing with immigration funding.

    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas also joined the objection, forcing the Senate to meet on Saturday.

    Reid then announced to an almost empty chamber that the Senate would be in session beginning at noon Saturday.


    Will the government keep operating?

    The Senate was facing a Saturday deadline to approve the spending bill and avert a government shutdown, but that was pushed back.

    The chamber has been sifting through many of the same arguments that tied up the House on Thursday, when disagreements over immigration and provisions related to Wall Street and campaign finance nearly derailed the bill. Senate lawmakers wanted votes on amendments that would address those issues.


    Two votes are expected Monday: a procedural vote to block a filibuster and end debate on the bill, and a second one on the final passage.


    'Using every tool available'

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and Sen. David Vitter, R-Louisiana, filed an amendment that would strip a provision that softens financial regulations on banks from the spending bill.

    READ: Congress in disarray


    "Congress should not put taxpayers on the hook for another bailout, and this giveaway that was drafted by Citigroup lobbyists has no place in a critical government funding bill," Warren said.


    Cruz, a chief critic of Obama's recent executive action on immigration, also said he wanted a vote to block it.


    READ: Surprises hidden in the spending bill


    "I think it is critical that the Senate have the opportunity to have a clear up or down vote on funding President Obama's illegal executive amnesty," he told reporters. "I am using every tool available to help bring about that vote."


    But by making the procedural move, Reid prevented those amendments from being considered. Amendment votes could have been risky, because if either measure passed, the spending bill would have to go back to the House to be voted on again.


    While the House is technically in session, most members have left Washington until the new Congress convenes in early January.


    A day after his administration scrambled to save the bill when it appeared it might be defeated in the House, the President said he was pulling for it in the Senate.


    "I'm glad it passed the House and am hopeful that it will pass the Senate," Obama said.

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    U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session

    as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
    Vote Summary
    Question: On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 83 )
    Vote Number: 354 Vote Date: December 13, 2014, 09:50 PM
    Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Motion Agreed to
    Measure Number: H.R. 83 (A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of action plans aimed at reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes. )
    Measure Title: To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.
    Vote Counts: YEAs 56
    NAYs 40
    Not Voting 4
    Alphabetical by Senator Name
    Alexander (R-TN), Yea
    Ayotte (R-NH), Yea
    Baldwin (D-WI), Yea
    Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
    Begich (D-AK), Yea
    Bennet (D-CO), Yea
    Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay
    Blunt (R-MO), Yea
    Booker (D-NJ), Nay
    Boozman (R-AR), Yea
    Boxer (D-CA), Nay
    Brown (D-OH), Nay
    Burr (R-NC), Yea
    Cantwell (D-WA), Nay
    Cardin (D-MD), Yea
    Carper (D-DE), Yea
    Casey (D-PA), Yea
    Chambliss (R-GA), Not Voting
    Coats (R-IN), Yea
    Coburn (R-OK), Not Voting
    Cochran (R-MS), Yea
    Collins (R-ME), Yea
    Coons (D-DE), Yea
    Corker (R-TN), Nay
    Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
    Crapo (R-ID), Nay
    Cruz (R-TX), Nay
    Donnelly (D-IN), Yea
    Durbin (D-IL), Yea
    Enzi (R-WY), Yea
    Feinstein (D-CA), Not Voting
    Fischer (R-NE), Yea
    Flake (R-AZ), Nay
    Franken (D-MN), Nay
    Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay
    Graham (R-SC), Yea
    Grassley (R-IA), Nay
    Hagan (D-NC), Yea
    Harkin (D-IA), Nay
    Hatch (R-UT), Yea
    Heinrich (D-NM), Yea
    Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea
    Heller (R-NV), Nay
    Hirono (D-HI), Nay
    Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
    Inhofe (R-OK), Not Voting
    Isakson (R-GA), Yea
    Johanns (R-NE), Yea
    Johnson (D-SD), Yea
    Johnson (R-WI), Nay
    Kaine (D-VA), Yea
    King (I-ME), Yea
    Kirk (R-IL), Yea
    Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
    Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
    Leahy (D-VT), Yea
    Lee (R-UT), Nay
    Levin (D-MI), Nay
    Manchin (D-WV), Nay
    Markey (D-MA), Nay
    McCain (R-AZ), Nay
    McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
    McConnell (R-KY), Yea
    Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
    Merkley (D-OR), Nay
    Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
    Moran (R-KS), Nay
    Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
    Murphy (D-CT), Yea
    Murray (D-WA), Yea
    Nelson (D-FL), Yea
    Paul (R-KY), Nay
    Portman (R-OH), Nay
    Pryor (D-AR), Yea
    Reed (D-RI), Nay
    Reid (D-NV), Yea
    Risch (R-ID), Nay
    Roberts (R-KS), Yea
    Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
    Rubio (R-FL), Nay
    Sanders (I-VT), Nay
    Schatz (D-HI), Yea
    Schumer (D-NY), Yea
    Scott (R-SC), Nay
    Sessions (R-AL), Nay
    Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
    Shelby (R-AL), Nay
    Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
    Tester (D-MT), Nay
    Thune (R-SD), Yea
    Toomey (R-PA), Yea
    Udall (D-CO), Yea
    Udall (D-NM), Yea
    Vitter (R-LA), Nay
    Walsh (D-MT), Yea
    Warner (D-VA), Yea
    Warren (D-MA), Nay
    Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
    Wicker (R-MS), Yea
    Wyden (D-OR), Nay
    Grouped By Vote Position
    YEAs ---56
    Alexander (R-TN)
    Ayotte (R-NH)
    Baldwin (D-WI)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Begich (D-AK)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Coons (D-DE)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Donnelly (D-IN)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Fischer (R-NE)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Hagan (D-NC)
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Heinrich (D-NM)
    Heitkamp (D-ND)
    Hoeven (R-ND)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kaine (D-VA)
    King (I-ME)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Murphy (D-CT)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Pryor (D-AR)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Schatz (D-HI)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Toomey (R-PA)
    Udall (D-CO)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Walsh (D-MT)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Wicker (R-MS)
    NAYs ---40
    Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Booker (D-NJ)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Flake (R-AZ)
    Franken (D-MN)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Heller (R-NV)
    Hirono (D-HI)
    Johnson (R-WI)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Lee (R-UT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Manchin (D-WV)
    Markey (D-MA)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Paul (R-KY)
    Portman (R-OH)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Rubio (R-FL)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Scott (R-SC)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Tester (D-MT)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)
    Not Voting - 4
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Grouped by Home State
    Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Nay Shelby (R-AL), Nay
    Alaska: Begich (D-AK), Yea Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
    Arizona: Flake (R-AZ), Nay McCain (R-AZ), Nay
    Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Yea
    California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Not Voting
    Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Yea Udall (D-CO), Yea
    Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay Murphy (D-CT), Yea
    Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Yea Coons (D-DE), Yea
    Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Yea Rubio (R-FL), Nay
    Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Not Voting Isakson (R-GA), Yea
    Hawaii: Hirono (D-HI), Nay Schatz (D-HI), Yea
    Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Nay Risch (R-ID), Nay
    Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Yea Kirk (R-IL), Yea
    Indiana: Coats (R-IN), Yea Donnelly (D-IN), Yea
    Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Nay Harkin (D-IA), Nay
    Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Nay Roberts (R-KS), Yea
    Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Yea Paul (R-KY), Nay
    Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Nay
    Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea King (I-ME), Yea
    Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Yea Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
    Massachusetts: Markey (D-MA), Nay Warren (D-MA), Nay
    Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Nay Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
    Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Nay Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
    Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea Wicker (R-MS), Yea
    Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
    Montana: Tester (D-MT), Nay Walsh (D-MT), Yea
    Nebraska: Fischer (R-NE), Yea Johanns (R-NE), Yea
    Nevada: Heller (R-NV), Nay Reid (D-NV), Yea
    New Hampshire: Ayotte (R-NH), Yea Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
    New Jersey: Booker (D-NJ), Nay Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
    New Mexico: Heinrich (D-NM), Yea Udall (D-NM), Yea
    New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay Schumer (D-NY), Yea
    North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Hagan (D-NC), Yea
    North Dakota: Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
    Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay Portman (R-OH), Nay
    Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Not Voting Inhofe (R-OK), Not Voting
    Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay
    Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Yea Toomey (R-PA), Yea
    Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Nay Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
    South Carolina: Graham (R-SC), Yea Scott (R-SC), Nay
    South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Yea
    Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Nay
    Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea Cruz (R-TX), Nay
    Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Yea Lee (R-UT), Nay
    Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Yea Sanders (I-VT), Nay
    Virginia: Kaine (D-VA), Yea Warner (D-VA), Yea
    Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Murray (D-WA), Yea
    West Virginia: Manchin (D-WV), Nay Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
    Wisconsin: Baldwin (D-WI), Yea Johnson (R-WI), Nay
    Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea

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