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  • Senator Paul asked unanimous consent that the cloture vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.627 with the Reid amendment #589 occur immediately or as early as 5:00pm today. Senator Durbin asked to modify Senator Paul's request so that it would be a vote on the amendment with a...
  • Convenes: 1:00pm Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.627, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit increase. The time from 1:30pm until 7:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders...
  • During Friday's session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.627 with the Reid amendment #589. Unless an agreement is reached, Senators can expect a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur with the Reid...
  • 7:59pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Reid motion to table the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.627 (Boehner plan); Tabled: 59-41
  • On the Motion to Table: Motion to Table the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 627; A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. Result: Agreed to (59-41, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 7:12pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent Senators; agreed to: 76-23
  • On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sergeant at Arms to Request Absent Senators; A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit. Result: Agreed to (76-23, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Motion to Table: Motion to Table the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 627; A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. Result: Agreed to (59-41, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • The Senate will begin a series of up to 3 roll call votes shortly in relation to the following: Reid motion to table the Reid motion to table the motion to commit S.1323 Reid motion to table the Reid amendment #589 (Boehner plan - text of House message to accompany S.627) Reid motion to table the...
  • Roll call votes are expected to begin shortly.  Senators are encouraged to come to the floor as soon as possible.    When more information is available, another message will be sent.
  • On the Motion: Motion to Instruct the Sergeant at Arms to Request Absent Senators; A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit. Result: Agreed to (76-23, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • Morning business has been extended until 6:45pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • Morning business has been extended until 6:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • Morning business has been extended until 3:30pm.
  • Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will recess until 11:00am. At 11:00am, the Senate will be in morning business until 12:00pm 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...
  • On the Motion to Table: Motion to Table the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 627; A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. Result: Agreed to (0-0, threshold) Details: [click here]
  • Passed H.R.2608, the Small Business Program Extension and Reform Act of 2011 w/ Landrieu substitute amendment
  • There will be no roll call votes during today's session of the Senate.
  • The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.  When the Senate reconvenes, another message will be posted.  The unofficial transcript of Senator Reid's remarks is below. 19:42:42 NSP} (MR. REID) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT } MR. REID: MR. PRESIDENT, WE'RE AWAITING ACTION ON THE...
  • Despite the delay in the House, the Senate still plans on conducting a roll call vote in relation to the Boehner plan during today's session.  Timing of this vote is uncertain but as stated, it is the Leader's intention to have the vote tonight.