April 17, 2012 03:11 PM

Motion to proceed to S.1789 adopted; Objection to relevant amendments; Motion to proceed to S.1925

By unanimous consent, the motion to proceed to S.1789, the Postal Reform bill was agreed to.  Senator Reid then asked consent that only relevant amendments be in order to the bill.  Senator Paul objected to his request.

Senator Reid then withdrew the committee-reported substitute amendment and offered the Lieberman-Collins substitute amendment #2000, filled the remainder of the amendment tree and filed cloture on the substitute amendment #2000 and filed cloture on S.1789.

If no agreement is reached, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment will occur on Thursday morning.

Lastly, Senator Reid moved to proceed to Legislative Calendar #312, S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.