Portman amendment #1522 agreed to; Bennet amendment #1540 agreed to by voice; Vitter #1473 pending; next votes possible at 1:45pmThe Portman amendment #1522 was agreed to by a vote of 61-34.
The Bennet amendment #1540 was agreed to by voice vote.
Senator Vitter called up amendment #1473 (retirement of Army combat units).
Senator McCain spoke about what senators should expect for this afternoon's schedule.
- McCAIN: MADAM PRESIDENT, FOR THE BENEFIT OF MEMBERS, AN
AMENDMENT FOLLOWED BY SIDE-BY-SIDE MARKEY AND CORNYN. AND THOSE
VOTES WE ARE PLANNING ON BUT HAVEN'T CONFIRMED, WILL
PROBABLY BE AROUND 1:45. AND THAT WOULD COMPLETE OUR
ACTIVITIES. BUT THAT IS NOT TOTALLY AGREED TO, BUT THAT'S THE