Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, March 04, 2011

  • Morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.
  • 1:00pm Filing deadline for all first degree amendments to S.23, the America Invents Act
  • There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session.
  • This afternoon Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that upon disposition of S.23, the America Invents Act, the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of H.R.1, Defense Appropriations and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011; the Majority Leader be recognized to offer a substitute amendment (Inouye amendment #149); there be 4 hours for debate prior to a vote in relation to the substitute amendment; upon disposition of the substitute amendment, the Senate proceed to vote on passage of H.R.1, as amended, if amended; with no motions or amendments in order to the substitute amendment or to the bill prior to the votes; and the substitute amendment and the bill be subject to a 60-vote threshold.
  • Senator McConnell objected for the time being and said that his caucus needs more time to review the substitute amendment.
  • Senator Reid then asked unanimous consent that upon disposition of S.23, the America Invents Act, the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of H.R.1, the Defense Appropriations and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011; .
  • Senator McConnell also objected to this request.
  • Senator Reid then moved to proceed to H.R.1 and filed cloture on the motion.
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