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  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 511: DeMint Amdt. No. 511; To enhance accountability and transparency among various Executive agencies. Result: Rejected (25-74, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 501: DeMint Amdt. No. 501; To repeal the authority to provide certain loans to the International Monetary Fund, the increase in the United States quota to the Fund, and certain other related authorities, and to rescind related appropriated amounts. Result: Rejected (44-55,...
  • At approximately 11:00am today, the Senate will conduct up to 5 roll call votes in relation to the following: DeMint #501 (IMF bailouts)(60-vote threshold); Portman-Udall(NM)-Cornyn #509, as modified with the changes that are at the desk (Comptrollers of Navy, Army, Air Force; Controller of OMB and...
  • The following amendments to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act have been considered: Vitter amendment #499 (czars); Not Agreed to: 47-51 DeMint amendment #510 (Bureau of Justice Statistics); Not Agreed to: 41-57 Coburn amendment #500 (duplicative Federal programs);...
  • Convenes: 9:30am 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 time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling...
  • The Senate has reached the following agreement with respect to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.  As a result of this agreement, Senators should expect a series of up to 5 roll call votes (but more likely 3 roll call votes)  beginning at approximately 11am on...
  • Discharged Foreign Relations and Adopted S.Res.185, a resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
  • 6:04pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Reid motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent Senators; Agreed to: 44-40
  • On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sgt At Arms to Request the Presence of Absentee Senators; A bill to reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation. Result: Agreed to (44-40, 16 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sgt At Arms to Request the Presence of Absentee Senators; A bill to reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation. Result: Agreed to (44-40, 16 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote on Tuesday, June 28, 2011: Calendar #145 Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General Calendar #110 Virginia A. Seitz, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General Result: Confirmed (55-42, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 12:07pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #62 James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General; Confirmed: 55-42
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General Result: Confirmed (55-42, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • At approximately 12:10pm today, the Senate will conduct up to 3 roll call votes on confirmation of the following nominations: Calendar #62 James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General Calendar #145 Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant...
  • Convenes: 10am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations, en bloc: Calendar #62 James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General Calendar #145 Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of Columbia, to be an...
  • Passed H.R.2279, FAA extension (extends to July 22, 2011) Adopted S.Con.Res.15, A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day, and reaffirming United States leadership and support for efforts to combat malaria as a critical component of the President's Global Health...
  • Convenes: 2pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 6pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the exception of Senator Sanders, who will be recognized at 4pm for up to 90 minutes. As previously announced, there will be no roll...
  • Adopted S.Res.215, designating the month of June 2011 as "National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month."
  • The Senate previously entered into a consent agreement with respect to the Cole, Monaco and Seitz nominations and has now determined a time to begin debate on the nominations. At 10am on Tuesday, June 28th, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations, en...