Following any Leader remarks, there will be 2 hours of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Senators will be permitted to pay tribute to Senator Byrd during this period of morning business.
Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of David Patreaus to be General. There will be up to 20 minutes for debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Levin and McCain or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the Patreaus nomination (around 12:00 noon).
The Senate is considering the House Message to accompany H.R.4213 with Reid Unemployment Insurance and Homebuyer Tax Credit extension amendment pending.
Additional roll call votes are expected to occur throughout the afternoon and evening in relation to the Small Business Jobs bill and/or Unemployment Insurance/Home Buyer Tax credit extension (House Message on H.R.4213, Tax Extenders), if an agreement can be reached.