Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.
Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #337, the nomination of Morgan Christen, of Alaska, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. There will be 30 minutes of debate on the nomination, equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley, or their designees. The Senate will vote on confirmation of the Christen nomination at time to be determined on Thursday.
We expect to consider the Department of Defense Authorization Conference Report during Thursday’s session. We also hope to consider the House Republican Payroll Tax bill.