Pursuant to the authority provided by section 2 of S.Con.Res.22, the Majority Leader will convene the Senate at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 6, for the purpose of allowing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to file the reported joint resolution to authorize the limited and specified use of the United States Armed Forces against Syria. This will be a very short session with no other business conducted. This action will allow for a motion to proceed to the joint resolution to be in order on Monday.
Following Friday’s session, the Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, September 9. Senator Reid intends to move to proceed to the joint resolution on Syria soon after we convene on Monday.
At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations, with 30 minutes for debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley, or their designees:
- Valerie E. Caproni, of New York, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; and
- Vernon S. Broderick, of New York, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Upon the use or yielding back of time (approximately 5:30pm), the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the above nominations. We expect one of the nominations to be considered by voice vote.