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  • 2:28pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Feinstein amendment #Feinstein-McCain amendment #923 (crop insurance-tobacco) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 44-52 The managers of the Farm bill would like to have additional votes this afternoon. Senator Reid said that if we are able to get consent...
  • 2:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #93, the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Confirmed: 97-0
  • The time until 1pm is equally divided on the Feinstein-McCain amendment #923 (crop insurance-tobacco). Following the 2pm vote on the Srinivasan nomination, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the Feinstein amendment. The Feinstein-McCain amendment is subject to a 60-vote threshold. There...
  • The Sanders amendment #965 (GMO food labeling) was not agreed to 27-71. We are working on an agreement to have additional votes after the 2pm vote on the Srinivasan nomination. Another message will be sent if an when an agreement is reached. Senator McCaskill asked unanimous consent to go to...
  • 10:38am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Sanders amendment #965 (GMO food labels) (60-affirmative vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 27-71
  • The cloture vote on Executive Calendar #95, the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia, has been vitiated. At 1pm today, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and debate the Srinivasan nomination for one hour, with the time...
  • As a reminder, there will be 2 roll call votes at 10:30am: -          motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #95, the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia; and -          Sanders amendment #965 (GMO foods)(60...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with Senators permitted to speak therein for...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that tomorrow, following the cloture vote on the Srinivasan nomination and notwithstanding cloture having been invoked, if invoked, the Senate resume legislative session and consideration of S.954, the Farm bill, and the Senate then proceed to vote in relation to...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Inhofe amendment #960 (nutrition assistance block grants) to S.954, the Farm bill; Not Agreed to: 36-60 2)      Adoption of S.Res.65, Iran Sanctions; Adopted: 99-0 3)      Shaheen amendment #965 (federal sugar program reform) to S.954; Not Agreed to: 45-54 LEGISLATIVE...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • Senator Sanders called up amendment #965 (GMO food labels). We are working on an agreement to vote in relation to the his amendment tomorrow. As a reminder, the cloture vote on the Srinavasan will occur tomorrow, potentially in the 10:30am range. Stay tuned for a final decision on the vote time.
  • There will be no further roll call votes during today's session.
  • The managers of the bill will continue to work on amendments,  however, there will be no further roll call votes today.
  • 5:04pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Shaheen amendment #925 (sugar programs); Not Agreed To: 44-54
  • 4:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of S.Res.65, Iran Sanctions. Adopted: 99-0
  • At 3:45pm the Senate will begin consideration of S.Res. 65, Iran Sanctions. There will be up to 50 minutes for debate, with the Majority controlling 20 minutes and the Republicans controlling 30 minutes. At approximately 4:35pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on adoption of the resolution. There...
  • Senator Stabenow has called up Shaheen amendment #925 (Sugar programs ). We are working towards an agreement to vote in relation to the amendment this afternoon, perhaps around the vote on the Iran Sanctions resolution.
  • Senator Kaine asked unanimous consent to go to conference on the Budget resolution and that 2 motions to instruct conferees relative to the debt limit and taxes/revenue be in order. Senator Rubio asked that the request be modified to prohibit consideration of any conference report that includes...
  • The following amendments to S.954, the Farm bill, were agreed to by unanimous consent: -       Franken #992 (access to grocery delivery for homebound seniors and persons with disabilities); and -       Vitter #1056 (end food stamp eligibility for convicted violent rapists, pedophiles, and murders)