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  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Adoption of S.Res.15, a resolution providing a Standing Order to improve procedures for the consideration legislation and nominations in the Senate; Adopted: 78-16 2)      Adoption of S.Res.16, a resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate relative to conference...
  • 8:19pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of S.Res.16, a resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate relative to conference motions and bipartisan cloture motions on the motion to proceed (2/3 of those voting-affirmative threshold); Adopted: 86-9
  • 7:55pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of S.Res.15, a resolution providing a Standing Order to improve procedures for the consideration legislation and nominations in the Senate (60-affirmative vote threshold), as amended, if amended; Adopted: 78-16
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that results in 4 votes at 7:55pm (2 voice votes and 2 roll calls). As a result of this agreement, Senators should expect 2 voice votes and 2 roll call votes in relation to the items listed below to begin at 7:55pm this evening. -          S.Res. 5, a resolution...
  • The Senate stands in recess until 2:00pm. This afternoon we will continue to work on an agreement to consider resolutions relating to changes to the rules and standing orders and an agreement to consider the Hurricane Sandy supplemental appropriations. Another message will be sent when any...
  • Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 12:00pm with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling the second 30 minutes.
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of S.81, to provide guidance and priorities for Federal Government obligations in the event that the debt limit is reached. (Paul) Began the Rule 14 process of S.82, to provide that any executive action infringing on the Second Amendment...
  • Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be a period of morning business for debate only until 12:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013. Began the Rule 14 process of S.47, the Violence Against Women Act. (Leahy) No EXECUTIVE ITEMS
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 12:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • The Senate stands in recess under the provisions of S.Con.Res.3.  The Senate will meet at 11:30am on Monday, January 21, 2013 for the Joint Session for the Inaugural Ceremonies. The Senate will recess upon conclusion of the Joint Session.
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.41, an act to temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the National Flood Insurance Program by voice vote. No EXECUTIVE ITEMS
  • Convenes: 12:30pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will recess for the Joint Session for the counting of the electoral votes. Senators will gather at 12:45pm to proceed together to the Joint Session.
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.1, a resolution notifying the President that a quorum of each House has assembled. Adopted S.Res.2, a resolution notifying the House that a quorum of the Senate has assembled. Adopted S.Con.Res.1, a concurrent resolution to provide for the...
  • The 113th Congress will convene at 12:00noon on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will be presented with the certificates of election and subsequently swear-in elected Members. Following the swearing-in, the Senate will conduct a required live quorum.  Senators...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.4606, a bill to authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, and for other purposes. Discharged the HELP committee, referred to the Finance committee and discharged the Finance committee of...
  • Senator Reid asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and confirm the nomination of David Medine, of Maryland, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Senator Grassley objected.
  • Convenes: 12:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 1:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee and Passed H.R.4365, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make clear that accounts in the Thrift Savings Fund are subject to certain Federal tax levies. Adopted H.Con.Res.147, a concurrent...
  • Convenes: 2:00pm The Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 3:30pm with Senators permitted to speak there in for up to 10 minutes each.