The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.
Following the remarks of the two Leaders, there will be a period of morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.
Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Session to consider PN205, the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of MD, to be Secretary of Labor, post-cloture.
All time during adjournment, morning business, legislative session and recess will count post-cloture on the Perez nomination.
Upon disposition of the Perez nomination, there will be a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #98, the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of MA, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. If cloture is invoked on the McCarthy nomination, there will be up to 8 hours of debate on the nomination. We hope to confirm both the Perez and McCarthy nominations during Thursday's session of the Senate.