Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #209, the nomination of Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  The time until 12:00noon will be equally divided and controlled in the usual form.

 

At noon, Senator-elect Cory Booker of New Jersey will be sworn in.

 

Following the swearing in, there will be two minutes of debate equally divided and controlled prior to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Watt nomination. If cloture is invoked, there will be up to 8 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the Watt nomination.  If cloture is not invoked, there will be a second roll call vote immediately on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #327, Patricia Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. If cloture is invoked on the Millet nomination, there will be up to 30 hours of debate on the nomination prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

Therefore, Senators should expect up to 2 roll call votes at approximately 12:10pm:

–          Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #209, the nomination of Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

–          And if cloture is not invoked on the Watt nomination, motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #327, Patricia Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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