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  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 917: Vitter Amdt. No. 917; To reestablish the maximum aggregate amount permitted to be provided by the taxpayers to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Result: Rejected (41-57-1, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • We are close to reaching an agreement to begin a long series of roll call votes shortly-in the next 5-10 minutes or so. The first votes will be on the following: -         Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1723, Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011 -         Cloture on the...
  • On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1726; A bill to repeal the imposition of withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities. Result: Rejected (57-43, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1723; A bill to provide for teacher and first responder stabilization. Result: Rejected (50-50, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 7:23pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of John Edgar Bryson to be Secretary of Commerce; Confirmed: 74-26
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation John Edgar Bryson, of California, to be Secretary of Commerce Result: Confirmed (74-26, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation John Edgar Bryson, of California, to be Secretary of Commerce Result: Confirmed (74-26, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • The Senate is now in Executive Session and is considering Calendar #410, the nomination of John Bryson to be Commerce Secretary.   Senator Reid announced that we expect debate time to be yielded back and a vote on confirmation of the Bryson nomination between 6:30pm and 7:30pm tonight.  When a roll...
  • 2:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Grassley amendment #860 (DOJ Federal Grants) (60-vote threshold) Not Agreed To: 46-54
  • The Senate agreed to the Moran amendment #815 by voice vote.
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 860: Grassley Amdt. No. 860; To ensure accountability in Federal grant programs administered by the Department of Justice. Result: Rejected (46-54, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • The Senate agreed to the Brown (OH) amendment #874, as modified by a voice vote
  • 12:02pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Merkley amendment #879 (rail freight manufactured in the US) (60-vote threshold) Not Agreed To: 55-44
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 879: Merkley Amdt. No. 879 As Modified; To prohibit amounts appropriated under this Act to carry out parts A and B of subtitle V of title 49, United States Code, from being expended unless all the steel, iron, and manufactured products used in the project are produced in the...
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 860: Grassley Amdt. No. 860; To ensure accountability in Federal grant programs administered by the Department of Justice. Result: Rejected (46-54, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 879: Merkley Amdt. No. 879 As Modified; To prohibit amounts appropriated under this Act to carry out parts A and B of subtitle V of title 49, United States Code, from being expended unless all the steel, iron, and manufactured products used in the project are produced in the...
  • 12:52pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Webb amendment #750 (To establish a National Criminal Justice Commission) Not Agreed To: 57-43
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 750: Webb Amdt. No. 750 As Modified; To establish the National Criminal Justice Commission. Result: Rejected (57-43, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 12:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Vitter-Stabenow-Bingaman amendment #768 (prescription drug reimportation) Not Agreed To: 45-55
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 769: Vitter Amdt. No. 769 As Modified; To prohibit the Food and Drug Administration from preventing an individual not in the business of importing a prescription drug from importing an FDA-approved prescription drug from Canada. Result: Rejected (45-55, 3/5...