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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, October 21, 2009

  • Morning business for 2 hours with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.
  • Following morning business (approx. 11:50am), the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #469, Roberto A. Lange, of SD, to be US District Judge for the District of South Dakota. Under a unanimous consent agreement, there will be up to two hours of debate on the nomination, equally divided between Senators Leahy and Sessions, or their designees.
  • Following the vote on the Lange nomination, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1776, the Medicare Physician Fairness Act.
  • The Senate is debating the conference report to accompany H.R.2647, Department of Defense Authorization.
  • There will be no more votes tonight.
  • Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.3548, Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009.