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  • 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...
  • The Senate is in a period for debate only until 6:30pm on S.601, WRDA, while we figure out the first amendments to be considered to the bill.
  • The Senate has begun consideration of S.601, Water Resources Development Act. Senator Boxer withdrew the committee reported substitute amendment and called up Boxer-Vitter substitute #799. The managers are now giving their opening statements. We are working on lining up the first amendments in order...
  • Senator Murray asked consent to 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 debt...
  • 12:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on 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
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Enzi-Durbin amendment #741 (perfecting amendment) to S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act; Agreed to: 70-24 2)      Passage of S.743, as amended; Passed: 69-27 No additional LEGISLATIVE ITEMS No EXECUTIVE ITEMS