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  • The Senate is considering S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization bill. Senator McConnell has called up amendment #1084 (Iran Sanctions). By consent, the next amendment offered will be by Senators Levin and McCain and the Levin-McCain amendment will be considered as being the first amendment...
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business,...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the HELP committee and adopted S.Res.302, a resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and...
  • Following morning business on Thursday, November 16, 2011, the Senate will begin consideration of S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act.  The Senate is now in a period of morning business.  There will be no roll call votes today. Senator Reid expressed his intention to return to the...
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business,...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Confirmation of Sharon Gleason, of AK, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska; Confirmed: 87-8 2)      Confirmation of Yvonne Rogers, of CA, to be United States District Judge for the District of Northern California; Confirmed: 89-6 LEGISLATIVE...
  • When the Senate resumed consideration of HR 2354, the Energy and Water appropriations bill, Senator Reid withdrew the committee reported substitute amendment. He then offered a new substitute amendment #956, which included the text of Energy and Water, Financial Services/General Government; and...
  • The Senate stands in recess until 3pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • 12:28pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Yvonne Rogers, of California, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California. Confirmed: 89-6
  • 12:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Sharon Gleason, of Alaska, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Alaska. Confirmed: 87-8
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following the prayer and pledge, there will be a period of morning business until 11am, with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Majority will control the first half and the Republicans will control the next half. At 11am, the Senate will proceed to...
  • No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the HELP Committee and Adopted S.Res.199, supporting the goals and ideals of 'Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week.' Adopted S.Res.322,designating November 2011 as "COPD Awareness Month" EXECUTIVE ITEMS Confirmed all nominations on the Secretary's desk...
  • Convenes: 2:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 3:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.2354, the Energy and Water Appropriations...
  • ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      McConnell motion to proceed to S.J.Res.6, Net Neutrality/FCC; Not Agreed to: 46-52 2)      McConnell motion to proceed to S.J.Res.27, Cross Border Air Pollution/EPA; Not Agreed to: 41-56 3)      McCain second degree amendment #928 (the text of S.1720) to the Tester amendment...
  • At approximately 11:00am on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following: Cal #354 Sharon L. Gleason, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska and Cal #355 Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, to be United States District Judge for the...
  • The Senate is considering the motion to proceed to HR 2354, the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, post-cloture. There will be no further roll call votes today. There will be no roll call votes tomorrow or Monday. The Senate will debate the Energy and Water bill Monday. Senators should expect a...
  • 2:52pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to HR 2354, Energy and Water Appropriations. Invoked: 81-14
  • 2:33pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage HR 674, as amended, 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act. Passed: 95-0; 1-present
  • 2:14pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Tester-Murray-Baucus amendment #927 (The VOW to Hire Heroes Act). Agreed To: 94-1; 1-present
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 2354; A bill making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes. Result: Agreed to (81-14, 5 members not voting,...