The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, July 29, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:15pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations with the time until 5:30pm equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees.
At 5:30pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Comey nomination.
During Thursday’s session of the Senate cloture was filed on the following items in the following order:
- Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations,
- Executive Calendar #223, the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board,
- Executive Calendar #224, the nomination of Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, and
- Executive Calendar #104, the nomination of Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, there would be up to 8 hours of post-cloture debate time on each nomination. Upon disposition of each nomination, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the next nomination in the order listed above.