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  • Senator Murray asked unanimous consent that when the Senate receives a Message from the House that they have passed H.J.Res.59, as amended by the Senate, the Senate go to conference on the Budget resolution (H.Con.Res.25, as amended with the text of S.Con.Res.8). Senator Cornyn reserved his right to...
  • 12:12pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators; Agreed To: 78-19
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent Senators; Agreed to: 84-14 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of: - S.1569, To ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014...
  • Morning business for debate only has been extended until 7:00pm, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each and in an alternating fashion between sides.
  • Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.J.Res.72, a joint resolution making continuing appropriations for veterans benefits for fiscal year 2014. Senator Reid asked that the request be modified to include an amendment to allow a clean CR to fund the entire government....
  • Senator Murray asked unanimous consent that when the Senate receives a Message from the House that they have passed H.J.Res.59, as amended by the Senate, the Senate go to conference on the Budget resolution (H.Con.Res.25, as amended with the text of S.Con.Res.8) Senator Sessions objected and said...
  • At 2:18pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to instruct the SAA to request the presence of absent senators' Agreed To: 84-14
  • The period of morning business for debate only has been extended to 5:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minute each.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 12:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #204, the nomination of Colin Stirling Bruce, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois; Confirmed: 96-0 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Completed the Rule 14 process of: -          H.J.Res.75, making continuing...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business for debate only until 7:30pm. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.
  • Calendar #205, the nomination of Sara Lee Ellis, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois was Confirmed by voice vote
  • 5:30pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #204, the nomination of Colin Stirling Bruce, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois; Confirmed: 96-0
  • If all time is used at approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #204, the nomination of Colin Stirling Bruce, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois. We expect to confirm Calendar #205, the...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, October 7, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive...
  • At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader with the concurrence of the Republican Leader, the Senate will consider the following nominations: -          Executive Calendar #206, the nomination of Andrea R. Wood, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Completed the Rule 14 process of: -          H.R.3230, making continuing appropriations during a government shutdown to provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training during such period...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 12:00pm on Saturday, October 5, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 4:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Commerce Committee and passed H.R.1848, Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013 with a committee-reported substitute amendment. Passed H.R.3095, To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of...