Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business for debate only until 7pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the Republicans controlling the time from 11:30am until 12:30pm for the purposes of a colloquy and the Majority controlling the time from 1pm until 2pm.
We are working to complete action on the small business jobs bill.
In addition, the text of the long-term CR has been filed in the House and is available for review. We expect to receive it from the House on Thursday.
There will be no roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.
The Senate has reached the following agreement to consider the long-term Continuing Resolution:
On Thursday, April 14th, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
When the Senate receives the papers from the House with respect to continuing resolution and the correcting resolutions, the Senate will proceed to a series of 3 roll call votes in relation the following items in the order listed below:
H.Con.Res.35, a correcting resolution relative to a prohibition of federal funds for health care reform; and -H.Con.Res.36, a correcting resolution relative to a prohibition of federal funds for Planned Parenthood; -H.R.1473, the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2011;
There will be two minutes of debate equally divided prior to each vote; no amendments are in order to the bill or the concurrent resolutions prior to the votes; the correcting resolutions and the bill will be subject to 60-vote thresholds; the only points of order and motions in order are budget points of order and the applicable motions to waive.