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  • The House Message on H.J.Res.59 (1-year Obamacare delay and request for conference) was tabled 54-46. The continuing resolution will now go back to the House for its consideration. The Senate is in a period of morning business for debate only until 12:30pm with the time equally divided and...
  • At 9:33am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Reid motion to table the House Message on H.R.59, the continuing resolution. The House Message would delay Obamacare for 1 year and request a conference on the joint resolution; Tabled: 54-46
  • Shortly after the Senate convenes and the Senate receives the House Message on H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution, the Senate will immediately consider the House Message and Senator Reid will move to table the House Message. The House Message which would delay Obamacare for 1 year and request a...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.  Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.  If the Senate receives a message from the House, the Majority Leader announced he will move to table the message tomorrow morning at 9:30am. The...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Reid motion to table the House amendments (one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act, repeal of the Medical Device Tax, expiration date change to December 15th) to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59,the Continuing Appropriations Resolution; Tabled: 54-46 2)      Reid motion...
  • It is now after midnight and the federal government is shutdown. It appears the House will not pass a clean continuing resolution tonight and will instead request to go to conference on the continuing resolution. If the Senate receives a message from the House to go to conference, Senator Reid will...
  • By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.1566:, a bill to extend the period during which Iraqis who were employed by the United States Government in Iraq may be granted special immigrant status.
  • The period for morning business for debate only has been extended until 12:00 midnight.
  • The Senate tabled the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res.59 by a vote of 54-46. The joint resolution now goes back to the House. If the House sends us another unfriendly amendment there could be vote to table the House Amendment tonight. Meanwhile, the Senate is in a period of...
  • 9:06pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to table the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution. The House Amendment provides a one-year delay in the Affordable Care Act individual mandate; requires Members of Congress,...
  • If the House passes the continuing resolution with an amendment and sends the papers to the Senate tonight, Senator Reid intends to move to table the House Amendment this evening. We could vote in the 9pm range, but of course that depends on House action. Senators will be notified of the timing of...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Majority Leader will be recognized at 8pm. Senators will be notified when the next vote is scheduled.
  • By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.R.3210, a bill making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.
  • By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.1560, a bill to allow certain emergency relief amounts made available to the Federal Highway Administration to be used for disasters occurring in calendar year 2013.
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business for debate only until 4:00pm, with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. The Majority Leader will be recognized at 4:00pm.
  • 2:03pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to table the House Amendments to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution; Tabled: 54-46 The joint resolution will now be sent back to the House of Representatives.
  • After the Senate convenes at 2pm, Senator Reid intends to ask the chair to lay before the Senate the Message on H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution, and move to table the House Amendments to the Senate amendment to H.J.Res.59. As a result, senators should expect a roll call vote to begin shortly...
  • Today's Roll Call Votes 1) Motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution. INVOKED 79-19. 2) Motion to waive budget points of order with respect to H.J.Res.59. WAIVED 68-30 3) Reid-Mikulski amendment #1974 to H.J.Res.59. AGREED TO 54-44. 4) Passage of H.J.Res.59, the CR, as...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, September 30. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Senators will be notified when any votes are scheduled.
  • At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader with the concurrence of the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #204 and #205. There be 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nominations. -         ...