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  • 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)
  • At 12:00 noon the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Inhofe amendment #960 (nutrition block grants); Not Agreed To: 36-60
  • For the information of senators, there is a chance that when we resume consideration of the Farm bill Senator Inhofe will offer amendment #960 (repeal nutrition entitlements programs and establish nutrition assistance block grants) and we vote in relation to the amendment as early as 12:00 noon.
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business for 1 hour, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business (approx 11:35am), the Senate will resume consideration of S.954, the Farm bill. Today we will continue to process amendments to the bill. Currently...
  • This morning Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Senate vote on Tuesday, June 4, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, on confirmation of Executive Calendar #95, the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Roberts amendment #948 (SNAP) to S.954, the Farm bill; Not Agreed to: 40-58 2)      Gillibrand amendment #931 (SNAP funding); Not Agreed to: 26-70 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.45, the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Began the Rule 14 process of...
  • This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #95, the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur 1 hour after the Senate convenes on...
  • Following the period of morning business, the Senate resumed consideration of the Farm bill and Senator Stabenow called up Leahy amendment #998 (rural broadband). The Senate is now in a period of morning business until 6:30pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There...
  • Senator Murray asked unanimous consent to proceed to H.Con.Res.25, that the amendment which is at the desk, the text of S.Con.Res. 8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to; the motion to reconsider be made and laid upon...
  • 4:35pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Gillibrand amendment #931 (SNAP); Not Agreed To: 26-70
  • 4:07pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Roberts amendment #948 (SNAP); Not Agreed To: 40-58
  • Senator Roberts has called up amendment #948 (SNAP). We are working on an agreement to have a couple votes this afternoon in relation to the Gillibrand and Roberts amendments. Senators will be notified when any votes are scheduled.
  • Senator Sanders asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up amendments #963 (CFTC investigation on energy futures and swaps markets) and #964 (CFTC regulation of energy markets). Senator Stabenow said there is an objection to setting aside the pending amendment.
  • Cantwell amendment #919 was agreed to 87-8. Senator Gillibrand offered amendment #931 (SNAP funding). The Sessions amendment #945 (eligibility criteria for agriculture irrigation assistance), as modified, was agreed to. Following Senator Gillibrand's statement, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm....
  • 12:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Cantwell amendment #919 (tribal participation in soil and water conservation programs); Agreed To: 87-8