Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 05, 2011

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate proceed to a period of morning business until 11:00am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half; and
  • At 11:00am, the Senate proceed to the consideration of H.R.4, 1099 repeal. Under the previous agreement, there will be up to 60 minutes for debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to a vote in relation to the Menendez amendment. No Upon disposition of the Menendez amendment, the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended. The amendment and bill are subject to 60 vote thresholds.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • Senators should expect two roll call votes at approximately 12:10pm in relation to 1099 repeal.
  • By unanimous consent at 2:15pm, the Senate will be in a period of morning business. Senator Coburn will be recognized to speak for up to 20 minutes, Senator Mikulski will be recognized to speak for up to 15 minutes, and then Senator Reid will be recognized.
  • We are working to reach an agreement on the Small Business Jobs bill. Senators will be notified when additional votes are scheduled.
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.
  • The Senate has locked in an agreement that provides for a series of up to 7 roll call votes at 4pm tomorrow (Wednesday, April 6) in relation to the amendments listed below to S.493, the Small Business Jobs bill. There will be 2 minutes for debate prior to each vote and all votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration. Each amendment is subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold for passage.
  • Baucus amendment #236 (greenhouse gas related exemptions from permitting process);
  • Stabenow amendment #277 (suspension of stationary source greenhouse gas regulations);
  • Rockefeller amendment #215 (suspend any EPA action with respect to carbon dioxide or methane);
  • McConnell amendment #183 (prohibits EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions);
  • Coburn amendment #223 (end federal unemployment payments to jobless millionaires and billionaires);
  • Inouye amendment #286 (consolidating unnecessary duplicative and overlapping government programs); and
  • Coburn amendment #273 (consolidating unnecessary duplicative and overlapping government programs).
  • The agreement is as follows:
  • At 11am, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 6th, the Senate will resume consideration of S.493 and Senator Reid, or designee, will be recognized to call up the following amendments:
  • Baucus #236; – Stabenow #277; – Rockefeller #215; – Coburn #217; – Coburn #223; – Coburn #273; – Inouye #286; The pending Sanders amendment #207 be modified with the changes that are at the desk.
  • The Senate will then proceed to a period of debate only until 4pm with the time equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to votes in relation to the following amendments in the order listed below:
  • Baucus #236; – Stabenow #277; – Rockefeller #215; – McConnell #183; – Coburn #223; – Inouye #286; and – Coburn #273;
  • No amendments are in order to the amendments prior to the votes. The amendments are not be divisible. There will be two minutes for debate equally divided in between the votes. All votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration. The amendments be subject to a 60 vote threshold for its adoption.
  • Upon the disposition of the Coburn amendment #273, amendment #s 184 and 217 offered by Senator Coburn be agreed to; no amendments are in order to the Coburn amendment #s 184 and 217 prior to their adoption. All of the above occurring with no intervening action or debate.
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