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  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Legislative Calendar #32, S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 with the time until 11:00am equally divided and...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #59, Sarah "Sally" Jewell, of WA, to be Secretary of the Interior; Confirmed: 87-11 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.95, designating April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day. Completed the Rule 14 process of S.691, a bill to...
  • Sally Jewell was confirmed to be Secretary of the Interior by a roll call vote of 87-11. The Senate then resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. There will be no further roll call votes during today's session of the Senate. The cloture...
  • 5:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #59, the nomination of Sarah "Sally" Jewell, of Washington, to be Secretary of the Interior Confirmed: 87-11
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider Executive Calendar #59, the nomination of Sarah "Sally" Jewell, of Washington, to be Secretary of the Interior. At 4pm today there will be up to 2 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. If all time is used, the vote would...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Legislative Calendar #32, S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. The first hour will be equally divided and...
  • Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to the consideration of S.649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, April 11.
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Confirmed: 64-34 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Foreign Relations committee and adopted S.Res.77, expressing the sense of Congress...
  • 12:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Confirmed: 64-34
  • This morning Senator Reid renewed the motion to proceed to S.649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. The time until 11:30am is equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. The Majority controls the first 30 minutes and the Republicans control the next 30 minutes. At 11:30am,...
  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, it is expected Senator Reid will renew the motion to proceed to Legislative Calendar #32, S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 .  The time until 11:30am will be equally divided...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.93, designating April 4, 2013, as "National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Day". Discharged the Rules committee and adopted S.Con.Res.10: Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitors Center for an event to celebrate the...
  • Welcome back to session! The Senate has reached an agreement to postpone until 11:30am tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, the execution of the previous order with respect to consideration of the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. At 11:30am...
  • If the Senate does NOT receive a message that the House adopted S.Con.Res.11, the adjournment resolution, the Senate will conduct pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates at the following times: -          Tuesday, March 26th at 4:30pm -          Friday, March 29th at...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Ayotte amendment #158 (prohibits budget with revenue increase while unemployment is above 5.5%); Not Agreed To: 45-54 2)      Cruz amendment #202 (reserve fund to repeal PPACA and Education reconciliation) Not Agreed to: 45-54 3)      Murray amendment #439 (side by side to...
  • On Monday, April 8, 2013, at 5:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nomination: Cal # 14, Patty Schwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form; upon the...
  • 4:40am The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of S.Con.Res.8, Budget resolution; Adopted: 50-49
  • 4:30am The Senate began a roll call vote on Inhofe amendment #139 (second amendment); Agreed To: 53-46
  • Leahy Amendment #710 (second amendment) agreed to by voice vote
  • 4:19am The Senate began a roll call vote on Portman amendment #154 (cost estimates); Agreed To: 51-48