April 8, 2013 02:26 PM

No votes today, next vote noon tomorrow (Shwartz nomination); Reid moved to proceed to Gun Safety bill

Welcome back to session!

The Senate has reached an agreement to postpone until 11:30am tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, the execution of the previous order with respect to consideration of the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. At 11:30am tomorrow, there will be up to 30 minutes for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the Shwartz nomination. There will be no roll call votes today. The next vote will occur at approximately 12:00 noon tomorrow.

Also in Executive Session, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Executive Calendar #50, Mary Jo White, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Senator Reid then moved to proceed to S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 (Gun Safety).

This work period the Senate will deal with a number of important matters including judicial nominations and cabinet nominations, Water Resources Development Act, Gun Safety legislation; and any other items cleared for action on the Legislative or Executive Calendars of business.