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  • 5:03pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #92, Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Confirmed: 91-7
  • 4:38pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #40, William H. Orrick III, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California Confirmed: 56-41
  • Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent that the Senate go to conference on the Budget resolution. Senator McConnell asked that the request be modified so that it not be in order for the Senate to consider a conference report that includes tax increases or reconciliation instructions to increase taxes...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business until 2:00pm with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. At 2:00pm today, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #40 William H. Orrick, III, of California, to be United States District Judge for the...
  • 11:51am The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.601, the Water Resources Development Act, as amended Passed: 83-14
  • 11:23am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Merkley amendment #866 (use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods); Agreed To: 60-36
  • Boozman amendment #822 (recreational lands pass programs) was agreed to by voice vote
  • The following amendments have been considered to S.601,  the Water Resources Development Act: Coburn amendment #805 (Army Corps land/guns) Not Agreed to: 56-43 (60-vote threshold) Whitehouse amendment #803 (oceans) Agreed to: 68-31 (60-vote threshold) Boxer-Vitter substitute amendment #799 Agreed...
  • 11:01am The Senate began a roll call vote on Coburn amendment #816 (Infrastructure Deauthorization Commission projects); Not Agreed To: 35-61
  • 10:35am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Coburn amendment #815 (beach replenishment); Not Agreed To: 43-53
  • As a reminder, at 10:30am there will be up to 7 roll call votes in relation to amendments to S.601, Water Resources Development Act, and on passage of the bill. The first vote will be the usual 15 minute vote and the remaining votes will be 10 minutes in duration. Senator Reid intends to close the...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, May 15, 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 the Republicans controlling the first...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Barrasso amendment #868 (water rights) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 52-44 (60-vote threshold) 2)      Sanders #889 (restoration of certain properties impacted by natural disasters); Not Agreed To: 56-40 (60-vote threshold) LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.140,...
  • Senator Warner asked unanimous consent that the Senate go to conference on the Budget resolution. Senator McConnell asked that the request be modified so that it not be in order for the Senate to consider a conference report that includes tax increases or reconciliation instructions to increase...
  • 5:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Sanders #889 (restoration of certain properties impacted by natural disasters); Not Agreed To: 56-40
  • The Senate agreed to the Inhofe amendment #797 (land exchange) by voice vote. At 5:06pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Barrasso amendment #868 (water rights) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 52-44 Next Vote: Sanders #889 (restoration of certain properties impacted by natural...
  • At 5pm today, the Senate will vote in relation to the Barrasso amendment #868 (water rights) and Sanders #889 (restoration of certain properties impacted by natural disasters). Both amendments are subject to 60-affirmative vote threshold. Following the votes, the Senate will turn to a period of...
  • Senator Boxer asked consent to consider a finite list of amendments including Johnson (SD) #891 (flood insurance) and Landrieu #888 (flood insurance). Senator Toomey reserved his right to object and stated his opposition to Landrieu's amendment #888 and objected to the request. After some debate...
  • It appears that we are very close reaching an agreement on a finite list of amendments to S.601, WRDA. We are currently in a quorum call to finalize the details. If we are able to reach an agreement, cloture would be vitiated and we could see some votes on amendments in the 5:30pm range tonight....
  • In an effort to give the managers additional time to work on an agreement to limit amendments to S.601, the cloture vote has been postponed and will now occur at 2:30pm. If we are unable to reach an agreement, we will proceed to the cloture vote at 2:30pm. If cloture is invoked, it will be...