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  • State Work Period July 2-6, 2012
  • State Work Period July 2-6, 2012
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to waive Rule 28 (availability) with respect to the conference report to accompany H.R.4348 (60-vote threshold); Waived: 72-22 2)      Motion to waive Rule 28 (scope of conference) with respect to the conference report to accompany H.R.4348 (60-vote threshold); Waived:...
  • The motion to proceed to S.2237, Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act, is pending.
  • 1:54pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.4348, Surface Transportation/Flood Insurance/Student Loans; Adopted: 74-19, 1 voting present
  • 1:38pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Reid motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the conference report to accompany H.R.4345, Surface Transportation (63-30, 1 voting present)
  • 1:22pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Reid motion to waive all Rule 28 (scope of conference) points of order; Waived: 66-28
  • 12:53pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Reid motion to waive McConnell for Paul points of order that the conference report to accompany H.R.4348 (Surface Transportation/Floor Insurance/Student Loans) violates Rule 28, paragraph 9 (48 hour availability); Waived: 72-20
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the conference report to accompany H.R.4348 (Transportation/Flood Insurance/Student Loan Interest Rate package) notwithstanding lack of receipt of the papers. As a result of this agreement, senators should expect a series of up to 4 roll call votes...
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The transportation conference report was filed in the House on Thursday evening.  We hope to get consent to consider it Friday morning.
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.514, commemorating the victory of Loyola University Maryland in the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse National Championship. Completed the Rule 14 process of S.3342, a bill to improve information security and for other purposes. (McCain and...
  • Senator Reid announced on the floor that he expects the Surface Transportation conference report, which includes Student Loan Interest Rate and Flood Insurance provisions, to be filed soon. We should know within the next hour or so if we can finish tonight or come back tomorrow. Another message will...
  • Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the second half. The Senate will...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.511, commending the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes Softball Team for winning the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Softball Championship. Adopted S.Res.512, recognizing the 100th anniversary of Rice University. Began the...
  • Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.  The Senate will continue to debate S.1940, the Flood Insurance bill on Wednesday's session. The first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #652, the nomination of Robin S. Rosenbaum, of FL, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida; Confirmed: 92-3 2)      Adoption of the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.3187, the FDA user fees bill;...
  • There will be no further roll call votes during today's session of the Senate.
  • 4:45pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to concur in the House Amendment to S.3187, the FDA Safety and Innovation Act; Agreed To: 92-4
  • 12:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #652, the nomination of Robin Rosenbaum, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida; Confirmed: 92-3
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.3187, the FDA bill, post-cloture. The first hour of debate will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the...