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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 05, 2011

  • Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the Leaders or their designees, with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the next 30 minutes.
  • The next roll call vote is expected at 5:30pm on Monday, May 9.  That vote will be in relation to a nomination. 
  • The Senate reached the following agreement with respect to Executive Calendar #61, the nomination of Edward Milton Chen, of CA, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of California:
  • At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, there will be 3 hours of debate on the Chen nomination, with the time equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Chen nomination.