Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, October 29, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Republican Leader or his designee will be recognized to move to proceed to S.J.Res.26, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit with the time until 12:30pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.


The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.


At 2:15pm, there will be a roll call vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.26. Following disposition of S.J.Res.26, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #344, the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board with up to 2 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled prior to a cloture vote on the Griffin nomination.


Therefore, Senator should expect 2 roll call votes at 2:15pm on Tuesday:

–          Motion to proceed to S.J.Res.26, joint resolution of disapproval regarding the debt ceiling and

–          Motion to invoke cloture on the Griffin nomination.


During Monday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the following nominations in the following order:

–          Executive Calendar #53, Alan Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense;

–          Executive Calendar #307, Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management;

–          Executive Calendar #242, Thomas Wheeler, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission;

–          Executive Calendar #63, Jacob Lew, of New York, to be the United States Governor to the following International Banks:

–          International Monetary Fund,

–          International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

–          Inter-American Development Bank, and

–          European Bank for Reconstruction;

–          Executive Calendar #209, Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Agency;

–          Executive Calendar #327, Patricia Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.


If cloture is invoked on any of these nominations (60-vote threshold), there would be up to 8 hours for debate on each of the nominations, except for the Millett nomination, which would have up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate, prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. Unless an agreement is reached, the first cloture vote will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday, October 30.