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 Majority will control the first 30 minutes and the Republicans will control the final half.
Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.23, Patent Reform Act of 2011.
The following amendments are pending to S.23: – Leahy amendment #114 (Title amendment) – Vitter for Toomey-Vitter amendment, #112, as modified,(Debt Limit) – Bennet amendment #116 (small business fast track) – Bennet amendment #117 (regional PTO offices) – Lee amendment #115 (to express the sense of the Senate in support of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution) – Leahy amendment #121 (managers’ amendment) – Kirk amendment #123 (Ombudsman for small busienss concerns)
The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. At 5pm, there will be 2 roll call votes in relation to the following amendments to S.23, Patent Reform Act:
Leahy-Grassley amendment #121, as modified (managers’ amendment); and – Vitter for Toomey-Vitter amendment #112, as modified (Priority of payments if debt limit is reached).
The time until 5pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. No amendments are in order to the amendments in this agreement prior to a vote. The Vitter amendment #113, as modified, is withdrawn.