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  • The Nelson Stephen Roman nomination was confirmed 97-0. The Senate has resumed consideration of S.601, Water Resources Development Act. A few senators are now speaking as if in morning business while the managers of the bill work on an agreement to consider additional amendments. The Majority Leader...
  • 2:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the confirmation of Executive Calendar #41, the nomination of Nelson Stephen Roman, of New York, to be District Judge for the Southern District of New York Confirmed: 97-0
  • At 1:30pm today, the Senate will turn to Executive Session to consider the nominations of Shelly Decker Dick and Nelson Stephen Roman. Under the previous order, there will be up to 30 minutes for debate equally divided and controlled prior to votes on confirmation of the nominations. We expect to...
  • Senator Reid Murray 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 stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the nominations of Shelly Dick (District Judge LA) and Nelson Roman (Southern District NY). At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Coburn amendment #805 (Army Corps land/guns) to S.601, the Water Resources Development Act; Not Agreed to: 56-43 (60-vote threshold) 2)      Whitehouse amendment #803 (oceans); Agreed to: 68-31 (60-vote threshold) 3)      Brown amendment #813, as modified (Asian carp); Agreed...
  • The following amendments to S.601, WRDA, were agreed to by unanimous consent: -          Pryor #801, as modified with the changes that are at the desk (farms); -          Pryor #806 (work-in-kind); -          Inhofe #835, with a modification to the instruction lines (rural water infrastructure...
  • There will be no further roll call votes tonight.
  • 5:45pm the Senate began a roll call vote on Brown amendment #813, as modified (Asian Carp); Agreed To: 95-0
  • At 5:45pm today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote in relation to the Brown amendment #813, as modified (Asian Carp). No amendments are in order to the amendment prior to the vote.
  • This afternoon, Senator Lee asked consent to adopt a Senate Resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress and the States should investigate and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices. Senator Blumenthal then asked consent to adopt an alternative resolution...
  • Senator Warner asked 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 or raise...
  • The next amendments in order to S.601, Water Resources Development Act, are the following: Blunt #800 (resilient construction techniques for extreme weather) Pryor #806 (provide work-in-kind credit) Inhofe #835 (rural water infrastructure projects) No second degree amendments are in order prior to...
  • 2:26pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Whitehouse amendment #803 (Oceans); Agreed To: 68-31 (60-affirmative vote threshsold)
  • 12:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Coburn amendment #805 (Army Corps land/guns) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed to: 56-43
  • 05.08.2013

    2 votes at 2pm

    Senator Coburn has indicated he will not offer amendment #804. As a result, there will only be 2 roll call votes at 2pm. -          Coburn amendment #805 (Army Corps lands/guns); and -          Whitehouse amendment #803 (oceans).
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:00am with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 10:00am, the Senate will recess to allow...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #42, the nomination of David Medine, of Maryland, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; Confirmed: 53-45 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.1071, a bill to specify the size of the precious-metal blanks that...
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that provides for the consideration of the first 3 amendments to the WRDA legislation. At 11:30am tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th, the Senate will resume consideration of S.601 and the following amendments will be the first amendments in order to the pending...