Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.782, the Economic Development Act. The Feinstein amendment #476 and McCain amendment #411 will be debated concurrently with up to 4 hours of debate with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.
Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 2pm if all time is used), the Senate will proceed to 2 roll call votes in relation to the amendments in the following order:
Feinstein #476, as modified (to repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit)
McCain #411 (prohibit Federal funds to construct ethanol blender pumps/storage facilities)
Each amendment will require 60 votes in the affirmative. Upon disposition of the McCain amendment, the Majority Leader will be recognized.
There will be no further roll call votes this week.
During Thursday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on S.782, the Economic Development Act.
Senator Reid then made a motion to proceed to Calendar #75, S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.
The Senate is now in morning business with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.
Today’s roll call votes:
Feinstein amendment #476, as modified (to repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit); Agreed to: 73-27
McCain amendment #411 (prohibits Federal funds to construct ethanol blender pumps/storage facilities); Not Agreed to: 41-59
The following amendments are pending to S.782, the Economic Development Act:
DeMint amendment #394 (to repeal Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act)