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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Senate will convene at 9:30am on Thursday, September 8, 2011.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.

Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1249, the America Invents Act.

At approximately 4:00pm, there will be up to 4 roll call votes in relation to the following:

Sessions #600(strike Section 37 regarding patent term extensions);

Cantwell #595 (transitional program for covered business method patents)

Coburn #599 (PTO public enterprise fund); and

Passage of H.R.1249, as amended, if amended.

Senators will gather at 6:30pm in the Senate Chamber to proceed as body to the House of Representatives for the Joint Session at 7:00pm.

Following the Joint Session, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to Calendar #153, S.J.Res.25, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to increase the debt limit (McConnell and others).