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  • Senator Inhofe asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to consider Inhofe-Carper amendment #1851 (to modify the federal purchase of renewable energy requirement). Senator Vitter objected. Senator Vitter wants an agreement to vote on his healthcare amendment before any...
  • The Merkley amendment #1858 (standby power usage study) is pending.
  • The following amendments are pending to S.1392, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 : Wyden for Merkley amendment #1858 (standby power usage study)
  • The Senate has adopted the motion to proceed to S.1392, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013. By consent, no amendments or motions relative to Syria or the use of military force are in order during the consideration of the bill. The time until 6:00pm is equally divided between...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business for debate only until 2:30pm, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees and Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be a bipartisan, bicameral remembrance ceremony of the...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.  Following the prayer and the pledge, there will be a moment of silence to pay tribute to the thousands of Americans whose lives were taken on September 11, 2001. Following any Leader remarks, the time until 2:30pm will...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.221, designating the week of October 7 through October 13, 2013, as "Naturopathic Medicine Week" to recognize the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective, and affordable health care. Discharged the Finance committee from further...
  • By unanimous consent the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #191, the nomination of Georgia, Marilyn A. Brown, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2017 (Reappointment). The Senate is now debating the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.21,...
  • After the Senate convened today, Senator Reid renewed the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.21, to authorize limited use of the Armed Forces against Syria. There was a previous order that the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.1392, the Energy Efficiency bill sponsored by Senators Shaheen and...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 11:00am with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with Senators permitted to speak therein for up...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #184, the nomination of Valerie E. Caproni, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; Confirmed: 73-24 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.220, to authorize representation by the Senate...
  • The Broderick nomination was confirmed by voice vote. The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.
  • 5:34pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #184, Valerie E. Caproni, of New York, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Confirmed: 73-24
  • SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, September 9, 2013. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following items: -          Executive Calendar #184 Valerie E. Caproni - to be United States District Judge for the Southern...
  • The Senate will convene at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 6, for the purpose of allowing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to file the reported joint resolution to authorize the limited and specified use of the United States Armed Forces against Syria.
  • Pursuant to the authority provided by section 2 of S.Con.Res. 22, the Majority Leader will convene the Senate at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 6, for the purpose of allowing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to file the reported joint resolution to authorize the limited and specified use of...
  • By consent, at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 10th, the motion to proceed to S.1392, A bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes, be agreed to and the Senate proceed to its consideration.
  • On Monday, September 9, 2013, at 5:00 pm, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations: -          Executive Calendar #184, the nomination of Valerie E. Caproni, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; and -         ...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #96, the nomination of Raymond T. Chen, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; Confirmed: 97-0 2)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and related...
  • Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent that when the Senate receives H.R.2009, a bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, the Senate take up and pass the bill. Senator...