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  • At approximately 4:15pm today, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.66, the expected legislative vehicle for additional FEMA funds in addition to the underlying Burma Sanctions language.  (Monday evening, cloture was not invoked...
  • 5:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.66, which is expected to be the legislative vehicle for additional FEMA funds in addition to the underlying Burma language; Not Invoked: 53-33
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H. J. Res. 66; A joint resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003. Result: Rejected (53-33, 14 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details:...
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H. J. Res. 66; A joint resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003. Result: Rejected (53-33, 14 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details:...
  • At 5:30pm today, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.66, which is expected to be the legislative vehicle for additional FEMA funds in addition to the underlying Burma language.
  • During Friday's session of the Senate, Senator Reid moved to proceed to H.J.Res.66, a joint resolution regarding Burma Sanctions and filed cloture on the motion to proceed. At 5:30pm on Monday, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to...
  • 7:50pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.25, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to increase the debt limit (McConnell and others); Not Agreed to: 45-52
  • On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S.J.Res. 25; A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to increase the debt limit, as submitted under section 3101A of title 31, United States Code, on August 2, 2011. Result: Rejected...
  • On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S.J.Res. 25; A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to increase the debt limit, as submitted under section 3101A of title 31, United States Code, on August 2, 2011. Result: Rejected...
  • Following the Joint Session, the Senate will stand in recess subject to the call of the Chair to allow Senators to return to the chamber.  When the Senate reconvenes, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.25, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the...
  • 5:29 pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of H.R.1249, the America Invents Act; passed: 89-9
  • On Passage of the Bill: H.R. 1249; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. Result: Passed (89-9, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 4:59pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to table the Coburn amendment #599 (PTO public enterprise fund); Tabled: 50-48
  • On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 599: Motion to Table Coburn Amdt. No. 599 as Modified; To amend the provision relating to funding the Patent and Trademark Office by establishing a United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund, and for other purposes. Result: Agreed to (50-48, 2...
  • 4:37pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Cantwell amendment #595 (transitional program for covered business method patents) Not Agreed to: 13-85-1(Present)
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 595: Cantwell Amdt. No. 595; To establish a transitional program for covered business method patents. Result: Rejected (13-85-1, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On Passage of the Bill: H.R. 1249; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. Result: Passed (89-9, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Amendment S.Amdt. 600: Sessions Amdt. No. 600; To strike the provision relating to the calculation of the 60-day period for application of patent term extension. Result: Rejected (47-51, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 4:04pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Sessions amendment #600 (patent term extensions) Not Agreed to: 47-51
  • On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 599: Motion to Table Coburn Amdt. No. 599 as Modified; To amend the provision relating to funding the Patent and Trademark Office by establishing a United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund, and for other purposes. Result: Agreed to (50-48, 2...