Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, May 24, 2012

  • Convenes: 9:30am
  • Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of S.3187, the FDA user fees legislation.
  • The amendments below are the only remaining amendments in order to the bill.  At 2:00pm, all debate time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote in relation to the amendments listed below and on passage of the bill, as amended. There will be 2 minutes of debate prior to each vote.  All votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration.
  • Upon disposition of the FDA user fee legislation, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act with 10 minutes of debate prior to 2 roll call votes in relation to the following:
    • McConnell, or his designee, amendment, which is identical to the text of S.2366, the Interest Rate Reduction Act (60-vote threshold) and
    • Passage of S.2343, as amended, if amended (60-vote threshold).
  • Therefore, Senators should expect up to 12 roll call votes to begin at around 2:00pm on Thursday. Senator Reid announced the votes could begin earlier if debate is concluded prior to 2:00pm.
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