Shwartz confirmation vote @ noon today/ Reid renews motion to proceed to gun safety billThis morning Senator Reid renewed the motion to proceed to S.649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. The time until 11:30am is equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. The Majority controls the first 30 minutes and the Republicans control the next 30 minutes.
At 11:30am, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. There will be up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees.
If all time is used at 12:00pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Shwartz nomination.
As provided for under the previous order, the Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm for the weekly caucus meetings. Following the recess, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act.