Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, March 16, 2011

  • Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 10:30am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.493, the SBIR and STTR Reauthorization bill and proceed to 2 roll call votes in relation to the following:
  • Nelson (NE) amendment #182 (SoS reduce Senate budget by 5%)
  • Snowe-Landrieu-Coburn amendment #193 (strikes Federal authorization of the National Veterans Business Development program)
  • Senators should expect 2 roll call votes at approximately 10:30am on Wednesday. Additional roll call votes in relation to amendments to the small business bill are expected during Wednesday’s session of the Senate.
  • The following amendments are pending to S.493, SBIR and STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011:
  • McConnell amendment #183 (Prohibits the EPA from regulating carbon pollution) – Vitter amendment #178 (require Federal government to sell unused Federal real property). – Johanns amendment #161 (1099 repeal) – Casey #216 (subcontractor notification) – Cornyn amendment #186 (to create the United States Authorization Sunset Commission Act of 2011) – Paul amendment #199 (Cuts $200 billion in FY2011 Funding) – Sanders amendment #207 (Social Security) – Hutchison amendment #197 (delay implementation of health reform law until final resolution in pending lawsuits) – Coburn amendment #184 (to provide a list of programs administered by every Federal department and agency) – Pryor amendment #229 (Patriot Express Loan Program)
  • The Senate has reached an agreement that there be 2 minutes for debate prior to a vote in relation to the Casey amendment #216 (subcontractor notification). No amendments are in order to the amendment prior to a vote.
  • There will be no further roll call votes today.
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • The Senate has reached the following agreement to consider the 3-week continuing resolution. At 12:00 noon tomorrow, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.J.Res.48 (3-week CR). There will be up to 3 hours for debate equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of the joint resolution. Senators should expect this vote to begin at approximately 3pm tomorrow.
  • Upon disposition of H.J.Res.48 (CR) tomorrow, the Senate will proceed to Executive session to consider calendar #11, the nomination of Amy Berman, of the district of Columbia, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia. There will be 2 minutes for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.
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