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  • Morning Business until 3:00pm, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. 3:00pm resume consideration of H.R.3288, Transportation, HUD and related agencies appropriations.
  • Moment of Silence to commemmorate eighth anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. Morning Business until 10:30am with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. 10:30am resume consideration of H.R.3288, Transportation, HUD Appropriations. There will be no roll call votes during...
  • Morning Business until 2:30pm with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees. The time during morning business is dedicated for tributes to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will...
  • Period of morning business for 1 hour with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each, with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1023, the Travel Promotion Act,...
  • Morning Business until 4:30pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 4:30pm, resume consideration of S.1023, Travel Promotion Act, with the time until 5:30pm equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees. At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed...
  • Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes during Friday's session of the Senate. The next vote will occur at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 8.
  • Morning Business until 10:00am, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the...
  • Morning Business until 10:00am with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The debate time for the...
  • Resume consideration of H.R.2997, Agriculture Appropriations, with the time until 10:30am equally divided between the Managers and Senator McCain, or their designees. The filing deadline for second degree amendments is 10:15am. The following amendments fell on a point of order that the amendments...
  • Morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business (around 3:10pm), the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2997, the Agriculture Appropriations bill. 3:30pm filing deadline for all first degree amendments to the Kohl...
  • Resume consideration of H.R.2997, Agriculture Appropriations. The following amendments are pending to H.R.2997: Kohl-Brownback amendment #1908 (Substitute) Tester amendment #2230 Brownback amendment #2229 Murray amendment #2225 Nelson (FL) amendment #2226 The Senate is in a period of morning...
  • Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. H.R.3357, the Highway Trust Fund. The Senate will recess from 2:00pm until 3:00pm to accommodate the members-only briefing with Secretary Clinton and Secretary Gates. The Senate is considering H.R.2997, Agriculture...
  • Resume consideration of H.R.3183, Energy and Water Appropriations. Action on H.R.3183: Senator Dorgan made a point of order pursuant to the Lott precedent of May 17, 2000 that the Nelson (NE) amendment #1874 is not germane. The point of order was sustained and the amendment fell. Senator Dorgan then...
  • Morning Business for 1 hour, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Majority will control the first 30 minutes and the Republicans will control the second half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration H.R.3183, the Energy and Water Appropriations...
  • Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. 3:00pm proceed to H.R.3183, Energy and Water Appropriations.
  • Moment of silence in honor of the fallen Capitol Police Officers. There will then be a period of morning business. There will be no roll call votes.
  • Resume consideration of S1390, Department of Defense Authorization.
  • Resume consideration of S.1390, the Department of Defense Authorization bill At 2:00pm, there will be a live quorum with respect to the Court of Impeachment of Samuel B. Kent. Senators should be on the floor at 2:00pm for the live quorum. The following amendments to S.1390 are pending: Kyl amendment...
  • Resume consideration of S.1390, DoD Authorization. There will then be 2 hours for debate on the Levin-McCain amendment (F22). Upon the use or yielding back of time (around 12:15pm), the Senate will proceed to vote on the Levin-McCain amendment. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow...
  • Resume consideration of S.1390, DoD Authorization. The Senate is considering the DoD Authorization bill. There will be no further roll call votes.