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  • The Senate is in a period of morning business until 4:00pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 4:00pm the Majority Leader will be recognized.
  • 1:30pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on passage of H.J.Res.59, continuing resolution; Passed: 54-44 The bill will now be sent to the House of Representatives. Senators will be notified when the next vote is scheduled.
  • 1:16pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Reid-Mikulski amendment #1974 (substitute) to H.J.Res.59, continuing resolution; Agreed to: 54-44
  • 12:58 pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to waive all applicable budget points of order: Waived: 68-30
  • 12:29pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution; Invoked: 79-19
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Friday, September 27, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution.  The time until 12:10pm will be equally divided and controlled between the proponents and opponents of the motion...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.527, Helium Stewardship Act. Passed S.1348, a bill to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act with a Carper amendment. Adopted S.Res.261, designating the week beginning September 23, 2013, as...
  • There will be no roll call votes tonight.
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 4 roll call votes at 12:30pm tomorrow, Friday, September 27. Those votes are in relation to the following items: -       Cloture on H.J.Res. 59, the continuing resolution -       Motion to waive budget point of order -       Reid...
  • Senator Reid asked unanimous consent there be 4 votes this evening around 7:30pm: -       Cloture on H.J.Res. 59, the continuing resolution -       Motion to waive budget points of order -       Reid amendment #1974, perfecting substitute -       Passage of H.J.Res.59, as amended Senator Lee asked...
  • The Senate concurred in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 527, Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act. As a result in concurring in the House Amendment, the bill will be sent to the President.
  • Senator Coats asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Coats amendment #1979 (delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate, to delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate). Senator Tester objected.
  • Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up the following amendments: Toomey #1971 (repeal medical devise excise tax) Toomey #1972 (delay application of individual health insurance mandate) Toomey #1973 (rights of conscience with respect to health...
  • Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment to call up Vitter amendment #1983, to prohibit funds for congressional and certain administration officials' health insurance contributions. Senator Tester objected.
  • Yesterday Senator Reid filed cloture on the H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution. If cloture is invoked, germane first degree amendments must be filed at the desk prior to 1:00pm today to be considered in order, if cloture is invoked. If no agreement can be reached, the cloture vote on the joint...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.59. the Continuing Resolution, with the time from 10:30am controlled in 1 hour increments, with the Majority controlling the first hour and...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res. 59, Continuing Resolution: Invoked: 100-0 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.3092, the Missing Children's Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013 Passed Cal. # 13, 252, PREEMIE Act, by voice vote Passed S. 793,...
  • The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution, by a voice vote. Senator Reid then offered a perfecting substitute amendment #1974 and a second degree amendment #1975 (date change). Senator Reid also moved to recommit the joint resolution and offered amendments to...
  • By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.R.3092, the Missing Children's Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013.
  • 12:55pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.59, Continuing Resolution; Invoked: 100-0