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Day July 14, 2011

Senate Roll Call Vote #00110

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Waive Section 303 of the Congressional Budget Act on H.R.2055; A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (71-26, 3 members not…


up to 2 roll call votes at approximately 3:30pm

By unanimous consent, at 12:20pm, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.2055, the Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs and related agencies Appropriations bill. Following the opening remarks of the two Managers, Senator Sessions will be recognized to raise a 303(c) Budget Act point of Order.  Senator Johnson (SD) will be then recognized to waive…


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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, July 14, 2011

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak 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…