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  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 499: Vitter Amdt. No. 499; To end the appointments of presidential Czars who have not been subject to the advice and consent of the Senate and to prohibit funds for any salaries and expenses for appointed Czars. Result: Rejected (47-51, 2 members not voting, 3/5...
  • The previous order with respect to the votes in relation to the Vitter and DeMint amendments was modified. At approximately 12:30pm, there will be one roll call vote in relation to the Vitter amendment #499 regarding czars (60-vote threshold). At approximately 2pm, there will be an additional roll...
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 499: Vitter Amdt. No. 499; To end the appointments of presidential Czars who have not been subject to the advice and consent of the Senate and to prohibit funds for any salaries and expenses for appointed Czars. Result: Rejected (47-51, 2 members not voting, 3/5...
  • At 11:30am on Thursday, June 23rd, the Senate will resume consideration of S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act with the Vitter amendment #499 regarding czars and the DeMint amendment #510 regarding Bureau of Justice Statistics debated concurrently with up to 30...
  • Convenes: 10am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 11:30am 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 first half...
  • At a time to be determined by the Majority and Republican Leaders, 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 Genera Calendar #145 Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of...
  • There will be no roll call votes during today's session of the Senate.
  • Senator Cornyn offered amendment #504 (strike provisions re: Comptroller of the Army, Navy and Air Force) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.
  • Senator Portman offered amendment #509 (Comptrollers of Navy, Army, Air Force; Controller of OMB and department CFOs) to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.
  • 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