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  • Morning Business until 12:00 o'clock. Following Morning Business, proceed to Executive session to consider the nomination of David Ogden, to be Deputy Attorney General. At 2:00pm proceed to vote on its confirmation. The Senate will then consider the nomination of Thomas Perrelli, to be Associate...
  • Passed H.R.1127, to extend certain immigration programs Discharge/Adopt S. Res.70, congratulating the people of the Republic of Lithuania on the 1000th anniversary of Lithuania and celebrating the rich history of Lithuania
  • Morning Business until 11:300am with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. 11:30am proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Peter Ogden, to be Deputy Attorney General. There will be no roll call votes today.
  • S. Res.73, Committee Funding resolution Confirmed Austan Goolsbee, to be Member of the Council of Economic Advisors Confirmed Cecilia Rouse, to be Member of the Council of Economic Advisors
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 1105; A bill making omnibus appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. Result: Agreed to (62-35, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 621: Motion To Table Vitter Amdt. No. 621; To repeal the provision of law that provides automatic pay adjustments for Members of Congress. Result: Agreed to (52-45, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 615: Ensign Amdt. No. 615; To strike the restrictions on the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program. Result: Rejected (39-58, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 1105; A bill making omnibus appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. Result: Agreed to (62-35, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 604: Motion To Table Sessions Amdt. No. 604; To extend the pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation established in title IV of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1966 for 6 years. Result: Agreed to (50-47, 2 members not...
  • On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 621: Motion To Table Vitter Amdt. No. 621; To repeal the provision of law that provides automatic pay adjustments for Members of Congress. Result: Agreed to (52-45, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 662: Thune Amdt. No. 662; To prohibit the use of funds by the Federal Communications Commission to repromulgate the Fairness Doctrine. Result: Rejected (47-50, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 615: Ensign Amdt. No. 615; To strike the restrictions on the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program. Result: Rejected (39-58, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 674: Cornyn Amdt. No. 674; To prohibit the use of funds to implement an Executive Order relating to employee notice of rights under Federal labor laws. Result: Rejected (38-59, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 604: Motion To Table Sessions Amdt. No. 604; To extend the pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation established in title IV of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1966 for 6 years. Result: Agreed to (50-47, 2 members not...
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 673: Cornyn Amdt. No. 673; To prevent collection of excessive contingency legal fees by lawyers hired to protect the public interest. Result: Rejected (32-64, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 662: Thune Amdt. No. 662; To prohibit the use of funds by the Federal Communications Commission to repromulgate the Fairness Doctrine. Result: Rejected (47-50, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 674: Cornyn Amdt. No. 674; To prohibit the use of funds to implement an Executive Order relating to employee notice of rights under Federal labor laws. Result: Rejected (38-59, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 673: Cornyn Amdt. No. 673; To prevent collection of excessive contingency legal fees by lawyers hired to protect the public interest. Result: Rejected (32-64, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • Resume consideration of H.R.1105, the Omnibus Appropriations bill. By consent, all the remaining amendments in order will be considered. Once all debate on the amendments has concluded, the Senate will proceed to vote on the amendments. There will then be 30 minutes of debate equally divided prior...
  • S. Res.69, Designating March 2009 as "National Reading" Month and authorizing the collection of nonmonetary book donations in Senate office buildings during the period beginning March 9, 2009 and ending March 27, 2009 from Senators and officers and employees of the Senate to assist elementary school...