Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, May 16, 2011

  • Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for debate only until 5pm with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.
  • There will be no roll call votes on Monday.
  • The Senate has reached the following agreement with respect to the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act and the Offshore Production and Safety Act.
  • At 2:15pm, on Tuesday, May 17th, the Majority Leader will be recognized to move to proceed to Calendar #42, S.940, the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act; and Calendar #43, S.953, the Offshore Production and Safety Act. There will be up to four hours of debate prior to a vote on the motion to proceed to S.940. The vote on the motion to proceed is subject to a 60-vote threshold. The motion to reconsider will be considered made and laid upon the table without intervening action or debate.
  • Further, at 10:30am, Wednesday, May 18th, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #43, S.953, the Offshore Production and Safety Act. There will be up to four hours of debate prior to a vote on the motion to proceed to the bill. The vote on the motion to proceed is subject to a 60-vote threshold. The motion to reconsider will be considered made and laid upon the table without intervening action or debate.
  • Finally, if a motion to proceed contained in this agreement does not achieve 60 affirmative votes, the motion be withdrawn.
  • As a result of this agreement, at approximately 6:15pm on Tuesday, May 17, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.940, the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act (60-vote threshold); and at approximately 2:30pm on Wednesday, May 18, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.953, the Offshore Production and Safety Act (60-vote threshold).
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