Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, June 21, 2011

  • Convenes: 10:00am
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour 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.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #34, the nomination of Michael H. Simon, of Oregon, to be US District Judge for the District of Oregon with one hour for debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley. Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 12pm), the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on confirmation of the Simon nomination.
  • The filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments to S.782, the Economic Development Act is 11:00am on Tuesday.
  • Following this vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. for the weekly party conferences.
  • At 2:15 p.m., the Senate will consider Executive Calendar #183, Leon E. Panetta to be Secretary of Defense with 2 hours for debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 4:15pm), the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on confirmation of the Panetta nomination.
  • Following this vote, the Senate will resume consideration of S.782, the Economic Development Act with 10 minutes for debate only equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees and the Senate then conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill.
  • If cloture is not invoked, the Senate will immediately conduct an additional roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011.
  • Therefore, Senators should expect up to 4 roll call votes on Tuesday, June 21st:
    • at approximately 12:20pm: Confirmation of the Simon nomination
    • at approximately 4:15pm: Confirmation of the Panetta nomination and,
    • Motion to invoke cloture on S.782, the Economic Development Act and,
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act
  • By unanimous consent, the cloture motion on the motion to proceed to S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act has been postponed until Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader.  If cloture is invoked, time post-cloture will be counted as if cloture was invoked at 6pm on Tuesday, June 21st.
  • The Senate is now in a period of morning business until 6:30pm with Senators permitted to speak for up 10 minutes each.
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