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  • On Passage of the Bill: H.R. 1; A bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes. Result: Rejected (44-56, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • Morning business until 10:40am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each equally divided and controlled with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. At 10:40am, the Senate will recess until 12:00pm for a Joint Meeting of...
  • On Passage of the Bill: S. 23 as Amended; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. Result: Passed (95-5, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On Passage of the Bill: S. 23 as Amended; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. Result: Passed (95-5, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • Morning business for 2 hours with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first hour and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.23, the America Invents Act, post-cloture. By...
  • Adopted S.Res.55, a resolution expressing support for designation of a "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 23; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. Result: Agreed to (87-3, 10 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Anthony J. Battaglia, of California, to the be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California Result: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation James E. Shadid, of Illinois, to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of Illinois Result: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 23; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. Result: Agreed to (87-3, 10 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Anthony J. Battaglia, of California, to the be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California Result: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation James E. Shadid, of Illinois, to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of Illinois Result: Confirmed (89-0, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • Morning business until 4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations: Calendar #4, Anthony Battaglia, of CA, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of CA Calendar...
  • Morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. 1:00pm Filing deadline for all first degree amendments to S.23, the America Invents Act There will be no roll call votes during Friday's session. This afternoon Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that upon disposition of...
  • Agreed to the Stabenow amendment #126 (Detroit satellite office) by voice vote Agreed to Bingaman amendment #142 (PTO length of time between reviews). Passed HR662, Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011. Adopted S.Res89, a resolution relating to the death of Frank W. Buckles, the longest...
  • On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 133: Motion to Table Feinstein Amdt. No. 133 As Modified; To strike the first inventor to file requirement. Result: Agreed to (87-13, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 133: Motion to Table Feinstein Amdt. No. 133 As Modified; To strike the first inventor to file requirement. Result: Agreed to (87-13, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 11:00am with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Republicans will control the first half and the Majority will control the final half. At 11:00am, the Senate will resume...
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 11:00am, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes, the Majority will control the next 30 minutes, and the remaining time until 11:00am will...
  • Adopted S.Res.81, a resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods March 1, 2011, through September 30, 2011, and October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012, and October 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013. Agreed to Kirk amendment #123 (Ombudsman for small busienss...