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  • 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 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]
  • At approximately 4:00pm, there will be 4 roll call votes in relation to the following in the following order: Sessions #600 (strike Section 37 regarding patent term extensions) Cantwell #595 (transitional program for covered business method patents) Coburn #599 (PTO public enterprise fund)...
  • The Senate has entered into a unanimous consent agreement providing for up to 4 roll call votes at approximately 4:00pm during Thursday's session of the Senate including passage of H.R.1249, the America Invents Act, as amended, if amended and an additional roll call vote following the Joint Session...
  • There will be no further roll call votes during today's session of the Senate.
  • 6:05pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.1249, the Patent Reform bill; Invoked: 93-5
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1249; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. Result: Agreed to (93-5, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 5:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Bernice Bouie Donald to be United States Circuit Judge for the 6th Circuit; Confirmed: 96-0
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Bernice Bouie Donald, of Tennessee, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Result: Confirmed (96-2, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1249; A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. Result: Agreed to (93-5, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Nomination: Confirmation Bernice Bouie Donald, of Tennessee, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Result: Confirmed (96-2, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • At approximately 5:30pm today, the Senate will conduct two roll call votes on the following: -          Confirmation of Calendar #109, the nomination of Bernice Bouie Donald, of Tennessee, to be US Circuit Judge for the 6th Circuit -          Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to...
  • 12:16pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Reid motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.365, the debt limit compromise (60-vote threshold); Agreed to: 74-26
  • On the Motion: Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 365; An act to provide for budget control. Result: Agreed to (74-26, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • On the Motion: Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 365; An act to provide for budget control. Result: Agreed to (74-26, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • At noon today, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the Reid motion concur in the House message to accompany S.365, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit compromise with a 60-vote threshold.
  • The Senate has reached a unanimous consent agreement to conduct a roll call vote at 12:00pm on Tuesday, August 2nd on the Reid motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.365, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit increase with a 60-vote threshold. The details of the agreement are...
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 627, with Amdt. No. 589; A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. Result: Rejected (50-49, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]
  • 1:00 pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Reid motion to concur in the House amendment to S.627 with the Reid amendment #589, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit increase; Not Invoked: 50-49 (Senator Reid changed his vote to no in order to enter a motion...
  • On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 627, with Amdt. No. 589; A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. Result: Rejected (50-49, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold) Details: [click here]