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  • At approximately 2:45pm today, the Senate will proceed to a series of up to 6 roll call votes in relation to the following items: - Lee #2100 (terminate Ex-Im Bank); - Paul #2101 (debt instruments) - Corker #2102 (private sector financing); - Vitter #2103 Energy products); - Toomey #2104 (lending...
  • Following Leader remarks on Wednesday, May 16, there will be up to 6 hours for debate prior to a series of roll call votes on motions to proceed to the Budget resolutions listed below. - Calendar #357, S.Con.Res.41 (Sessions-his interpretation of the Obama budget); - Calendar #354, H.Con.Res.112...
  • The following amendments have been considered to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act: Lee amendment #2100 (phase-out); Not Agreed to: 12-87 Paul amendment #2101 (debt instruments); Not Agreed to: 9-89 Corker amendment #2102 (export credit agencies); Not Agreed to: 36-62 Vitter...
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It is the Majority Leader's intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the two...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #571, the nomination of John J. Tharp, of IL, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District; Confirmed: 86-1 LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.5652,  Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012....
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider H.R.2072, Export-Import Bank Reauthorization. As a result, we were able to vitiate tonight's cloture vote. The first judge in the series, George Levi Russell (Maryland) was confirmed by voice vote. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of the Tharp...
  • 5:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of John J. Tharp, of IL, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; Confirmed: 86-1
  • At approximately 5:30pm today, there will be up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the following items: -          Confirmation of Executive Calendar # 570 George Levi Russell, III, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland; -          Confirmation of Executive Calendar...
  • Convenes: 2:00pm Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It is the Majority Leader's intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act on Monday. As a reminder to all Senators, cloture was filed on the...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.4967, the Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012. Discharged the Banking Committee and passed S.418, Congressional Gold Medal to Civil Air Patrol. Adopted S.Res.456, commemorating and acknowledging the dedication and sacrifice made by...
  • Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2072, Export Import Bank Reauthorization. Senators should expect the cloture vote to occur Monday evening.
  • This afternoon Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that the Senate adopt the motion to proceed to H.R. 2072, Export Import Bank Reauthorization, and there be 1 hour for debate with no amendments in order prior to vote on passage of the bill. Senator Kyl asked the Leader to modify his request to...
  • The Senate is now considering the motion to proceed to Calendar #396, H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act.  Senator Reid stated on the floor that he hopes we can pass this bill today.  The unofficial transcript of his remarks is below. MR. REID: MR. PRESIDENT WE'RE NOW ON THE MOTION...
  • The Senate will convene at 9:30am on Thursday, May 10, 2012.  Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. During Thursday's session, it is possible the Senate will consider S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act as well as H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES  LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.2224, To require the President to report to Congress on issues related to Syria with Corker-Webb substitute amendment. Adopted H.Con.Res.105, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday...
  • This morning Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.2343, Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012. The Senate will continue to debate the motion to proceed today with time until 2pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.
  • Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It is Majority Leader Reid's intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act upon convening on Wednesday.  We expect to equally divide the...
  • ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act; Not Invoked: 52-45-1 (present) LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed H.R.2668, the Brian A. Terry Memorial Act. Passed S.743, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 with...
  • 12:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012; Not Invoked: 52-45-1 present (Snowe)
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act with the time until 12:00pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling...