April 6, 2011 05:30 AM

Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, April 06, 2011

  • Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the time until 10:40am equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half and and at 10:40am Senator Ayotte be recognized to deliver her maiden speech to the Senate. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.493, the Small Business Jobs bill. Senator Reid or his designee will be recognized to call up the following amendments:
  • Baucus #236; - Stabenow #277; - Rockefeller #215; - Coburn #217; - Coburn #223; - Coburn #273; - Inouye #286;
  • The pending Sanders amendment #207 will be modified with the changes that are at the desk; the Senate will then debate the amendments concurrently until 4pm with the time equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to votes in relation to the following amendments in the order listed below:
  • Baucus #236; - Stabenow #277; - Rockefeller #215; - McConnell #183; - Coburn #223; - Inouye #286; and - Coburn #273;
  • There will be two minutes equally divided in between the votes; and all after the first vote will 10 minutes in duration; and the amendments will be subject to a 60 vote threshold. Upon the disposition of the Coburn amendment #273, amendment #s 184 and 217 offered by Senator Coburn will be agreed to.
  • Therefore, Senators should expect up to 7 roll call votes at approximately 4pm in relation to amendments to the Small Business Jobs bill.
  • The following amendments are pending to S.493, SBIR and STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011:
  • Vitter amendment #178 (require Federal government to sell unused Federal real property). - Cornyn amendment #186 (bipartisan commission) - Paul amendment #199 (spending cuts) - Sanders amendment #207, as modified (Social Security) - Hutchison amendment #197 (Delay health care reform) - Pryor amendment #229 (Patriot Express Loan program) - Cardin amendment #240 (Surety bonds) - Snowe amendment #253 (contracting fraud prevention)