July 31, 2013 10:32 AM

Revised schedule for the day

There will now be 1 roll call vote at 10:55am. That vote will be in relation to Paul amendment #1739 (Egypt).

Following the vote, the Senate will recess until 1:00pm to allow for the special Democratic caucus.

At 1:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #201, the nomination of Byron Todd Jones, of Minnesota, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. There will be up to 60 minutes for debate prior to a cloture vote on the Jones nomination. If cloture is invoked, all post-cloture debate time will be yielded back and the Senate will proceed immediately to vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.1243, THUD Appropriations, has been moved to 1:30pm today. If cloture is invoked, all germane first degree amendments must be filed at the desk prior to the deadline in order to be considered in order post-cloture.

Upon disposition of the Jones nomination, there will be a period of morning business for 1 hour and 40 minutes, with the time equally divided and with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Senator Inhofe will control of 30 minutes and Senator McCain will control 20 minutes of the Republican time.

Following morning business, there will be up to 2 hours for debate equally divided on Executive Calendar #220, the nomination of Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination.


10:55am vote:

-       In relation to Paul amendment #1739 (Egypt).

2:00pm votes:

-       Cloture on Jones nomination (ATF), if cloture is invoked, then

-       Confirmation of Jones nomination.

Approx. 2:45-4:25-ish:

-       1 hour and 40 minutes morning business

Approx. 4:25-6:25:

-       2 hours debate on Power nomination

If all time is used, 6:25-ishpm vote:

-       Confirmation of Power nomination (UN)