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Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, December 17, 2012

  • Convenes: 2:00pm
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 3:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will begin consideration of H.R.1, the legislative vehicle for the emergency supplemental appropriations bill.
  • At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:
    • Executive Calendar #833 Fernando M. Olguin, of CA,  to be US District Judge for the Central District of California and
    • Executive Calendar #875 Thomas M. Durkin, of IL, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • There will be 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees.  Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations.  It is expected there will be a roll call vote on the confirmation of the Olguin nomination and a voice vote on confirmation of the Durkin nomination.