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  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Arenda L. Wright Allen, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge Result: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Arenda L. Wright Allen, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge Result: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with the Republicans controlling the...
  • adopted S.Con.Res.16, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the CVC for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha adopted S.Res.178, expressing support for the designation of May1, 2011, as "Silver Star Service Banner Day".
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Edward Milton Chen, of California, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California Result: Confirmed (56-42, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Edward Milton Chen, of California, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California Result: Confirmed (56-42, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with the Majority...
  • Discharged Foreign Relations and adopted S.Res.153, recognizing the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster with a Lugar amendment.
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General Result: Rejected (50-40, 10 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General Result: Rejected (50-40, 10 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • At 2:00pm, Senator-designee Dean Heller will be sworn in as Senator from Nevada. Following any leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 4:00pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to...
  • At 2:00pm, Senator-designee Dean Heller will be sworn in as Senator from Nevada. Following any leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 4:00pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to...
  • Discharged HELP and adopted S.Res.158, National Charter Schools week w/ an amendment to the preamble. Adopted S.Res.166, commemorating May 8, 2011, as the 66th anniversary of V-E Day. Adopted S.Res.167, recognizing the historical significance of the Mexican Holiday of Cinco de Mayo. Adopted...
  • Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the Leaders or their designees, with the Republicans...
  • Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.151, congratulating the University of Minnesota Duluth men's ice hockey team on winning their first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Hockey National Championship.   Adopted S.Res.164, recognizing the teachers of the...
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation John J. McConnell, Jr. of Rhode Island, to be U.S. District Judge Result: Confirmed (50-44, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation John J. McConnell, Jr. of Rhode Island, to be U.S. District Judge Result: Confirmed (50-44, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of John J. McConnell, Jr. of Rhode Island to be U.S. District Judge Result: Agreed to (63-33-1, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 493; A bill to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes. Result: Rejected (52-44, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of John J. McConnell, Jr. of Rhode Island to be U.S. District Judge Result: Agreed to (63-33-1, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]