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  • At approximately 5:00pm, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.20, the Kerry-McCain resolution regarding Libya.  Senator Reid announced this vote will be longer than usual to accommodate Senators who are returning from the...
  • The Senate will convene at 11:30am on Friday, July 1st for a pro-forma session only, with no business conducted. The Senate will re-convene at 2pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #88, S.J.Res.20, the...
  • Discharged Judiciary and adopted S.Res.165, designating July 23, 2011 as National Day of the American Cowboy. Discharged Commerce and adopted S.Res.170: Honoring Admiral Thad Allen of the U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) for his lifetime of selfless commitment and exemplary service to the United...
  • During Thursday's session of the Senate, Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #88, S.J.Res.20, regarding Libya, and filed cloture on the motion to proceed.  At 5:00pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to...
  • There will be no further roll call votes this week.  The next roll call vote is expected to occur on Tuesday, July 5th at approximately 5:30pm.
  • Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to allow the Finance committee to meet today to review and make recommendations on proposed legislation implementing the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, the US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, as well as the proposed...
  • 2:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of David H. Petraeus to be Director of the CIA
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation David H. Petraeus, of New Hampshire, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Result: Confirmed (94-0, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation David H. Petraeus, of New Hampshire, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Result: Confirmed (94-0, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • At approximately 2:00pm today, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #197, the nomination of David H. Petraeus, of New Hampshire, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:00pm with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with the Majority controlling the first...
  • At 12:00pm on Thursday, June 30, 2011, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar # 197, David H. Petraeus, of New Hampshire, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, with two hours for debate equally divided in the usual form. Upon the use or yielding back of time...
  • Adopted S.Res.220, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the June 30, 2011, opening of the Tom Lantos Institute in Budapest, Hungary. Adopted S.Res.221, congratulating Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity on reaching the historic milestone of 100 years. Adopted S.Res.222, recognizing the American...
  • There will be no further roll call votes during today's session of the Senate.
  • 6:36pm the Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of S.Res.116, to provide for expedited Senate procedure for certain nominations, as amended; Adopted: 89-8
  • On the Resolution: S. Res. 116 as Amended; A resolution to provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations subject to advice and consent. Result: Agreed to (89-8, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 6:11pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Coburn amendment #521 (duplicative Federal programs) (67 vote threshold) Not agreed to; 63-34
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 521: Coburn Amdt. No. 521; To prevent the creation of duplicative and overlapping Federal programs. Result: Rejected (63-34, 3 members not voting, 2/3 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • At approximately 6:10pm, the Senate will conduct 2 roll call votes in relation to the following: Coburn amendment #521 (duplicative Federal programs) (67-vote threshold) Adoption of S.Res.116, to provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations, as amended (majority threshold)
  • On the Resolution: S. Res. 116 as Amended; A resolution to provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations subject to advice and consent. Result: Agreed to (89-8, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]