At 3pm today, the Senate resumed consideration of S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill, and Senator Reid withdrew Reid amendment #1515 (Banking title). He then offered amendment #1633, which adds the Banking/Finance/Commerce, as reported by the Commerce committee, titles). He then filled the amendment tree with date changes.
Senator Reid filed cloture on the Reid amendment #1633 (Banking/Finance/Commerce, as reported by the Commerce committee, titles). He then filed cloture on the nomination of Jesse Furman, of New York, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.