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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, January 27, 2011

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of several resolutions relating to changing the Senate rules, en bloc. There will be up to 8 hours for debate equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.
  • The Senate will recess from 1:00 until 2:15pm to allow for the Democratic caucus meeting.
  • At 4:35pm there will be a series of up to 5 roll call votes in relation to the following resolutions:
  • Wyden S.Res.28, to establish as a standing order of the Senate that a Senator publicly disclose a notice of intent to objecting to any measure or matter (60-vote threshold);
  • Udall (CO) S.Res.29, to permit the waiving of the reading of an amendment if the text and adequate notice are provided (60-vote threshold);
  • Harkin S.Res. 8, amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for cloture to be invoked with less than a three-fifths majority after additional debate (67-vote threshold);
  • Udall (NM) S.Res.10, as amended by Udall (NM) amendment #1, to improve the debate and consideration of legislative matters and nominations in the Senate (67-vote threshold); and
  • Merkley S.Res.21, as amended by Merkley amendment #2 (substitute) (67-vote threshold).
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.
  • There will be no further roll call votes during Thursday's session of the Senate.