Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, November 18, 2010

  • Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business for 1 hour with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the final 30 minutes.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to S.510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, post-cloture.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 3:00pm to allow for a Democratic caucus meeting.
  • Time during any recess, adjournment or period of morning business will count post-cloture.
  • The Leaders will continue to work on an agreement to consider amendments to the Food Safety bill.
  • There will be no further roll call votes tonight. The next vote is expected to occur on Monday, November 29.
  • This evening, Senate Reid filed cloture on S.510, the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act, and the substitute amendment. The cloture vote on the substitute amendment will occur at 6:30pm on Monday, November 29.
  • Under the agreement reached this evening, if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture debate time will be yielded back except for the time specified in this agreement. The only amendments or motions in order are the ones specified below:
  • Johanns motion to suspend Rule 22 for the purpose of proposing and considering amendment #4702 (1099 forms) - Baucus motion to suspend Rule 22 for the purpose of proposing and considering amendment #4713 (1099 forms)
  • There will be a total of 60 minutes for debate with respect to these 2 motions with the time equally divided and controlled between Senators Baucus and Johanns.
  • Coburn motion to suspend Rule 22 for the purpose of proposing and considering amendment #4696 (substitute) - Coburn motion to suspend Rule 22 for the purpose of proposing and considering amendment #4697 (earmarks)
  • There will be a total of 4 hours for debate with respect to the Coburn motions with the time equally divided and controlled between Senators Coburn and Inouye or their designees.
  • Upon the use or yielding back of time specified in this agreement, the Senate will proceed to vote with respect to the motions to suspend in the order listed: - Johanns (1099 forms) - Baucus (1099 forms) - Coburn (earmarks) - Coburn (substitute)
  • If any motion is successful, then the Senate would proceed to vote immediately on the amendment. No further motions or amendments are in order. The substitute amendment, as amended, if amended, would be agreed to and the Senate would proceed to vote on passage of S.510, as amended. The cloture on the underlying bill will be withdrawn.
  • As a result of this agreement, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment will occur at 6:30pm on Monday, November 29.
  • If cloture is invoked, the motions to suspend would be in order. Upon the use or yielding back of debate time allotted by this agreement, the Senate would proceed to vote on the motions to suspend, any amendments if the motions are successful, and then on passage of S.510, as amended.
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