The Senate adopted the motion to proceed H.R.933, Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013.
Senator Reid then called up Mikulski-Shelby amendment #26, as modified (substitute). The substitute is the text of The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, which includes separate divisions for the Fiscal Year 2013 Agriculture; Commerce, Justice and Science; Defense; Homeland Security; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Acts.
We are in a period for debate only until the managers of the bill come to the floor, around 10:30am.
We expect the first amendments to the bill to be offered by Senator Cruz (Affordable Care Act funding) and Senator Harkin (Labor-HHS).