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  • Senator Coburn offered his amendment #500 (duplicative Federal programs) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.
  • Senator Vitter called up amendment #499 (czars) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment bill.
  • Senator DeMint called up the following amendments to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act: DeMint amendment #501 (IMF bailouts) DeMint amendment #510 (Bureau of Justice statistics) DeMint amendment #511 (legislative & public affairs)
  • By unanimous consent, the cloture motion with respect to the motion to proceed to Calendar #75, S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act was vitiated, the Senate adopted the motion to proceed to the bill and is now considering S.679.  The Senate then entered into the...
  • Morning business has been extended until 12:30pm with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.
  • Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11am 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 Majority controlling the...
  • Discharged Judiciary and Adopted S.Res.202, A resolution designating June 27, 2011, as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day". w/ Conrad amendment Adopted S.Res.212, congratulating the people and Government of the Republic of Slovenia on the twentieth anniversary of the country's...
  • By unanimous consent, the cloture motion on the motion to proceed to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act has been postponed until Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader.  If cloture is...
  • 4:52pm: The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.782, the Economic Development Act; Not Invoked: 49-51
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 782; A bill to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes. Result: Rejected (49-51, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 4:18pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Leon Panetta to be Secretary of Defense; Confirmed: 100-0
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Leon E. Panetta, of California, to be Secretary of Defense Result: Confirmed (100-0, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 782; A bill to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes. Result: Rejected (49-51, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Leon E. Panetta, of California, to be Secretary of Defense Result: Confirmed (100-0, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 12:10pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Michael Simon to be US District Judge for the District of Oregon; Confirmed: 64-35
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Michael H. Simon, of Oregon, to be U.S. District Judge Result: Confirmed (64-35, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Michael H. Simon, of Oregon, to be U.S. District Judge Result: Confirmed (64-35, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • The filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments to S.782, the Economic Development Act is at 11:00am on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.  If your Senator has a germane 2nd degree amendment and would like to preserve his or her right to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to the cloakroom prior to...
  • At approximately 12:20pm today, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #34, Michael H. Simon, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon. At approximately 4:15pm, Senators should expect up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the...
  • Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in 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 first...