CONGRESS: the Republican led House the Senate back on 6/4

the Senate Convenes: 2:00pmET June 4, 2012

  • Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.  It is the Majority Leader’s intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act.
  • At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of Timothy S. Hillman, of MA, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.  There will be up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees.  Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Hillman nomination.
  • As a reminder to all Senators, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act on Thursday, May 24th.  That cloture vote will occur at 2:15pm on Tuesday, June 5th.





-The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on May 30, 2012.2:03:25 P.M. -The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 414, and S. 739. Senate agreed to S. Res. 475.2:03:24 P.M. -The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 25, 2012 at 1:47 p.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 2947, H.R. 3992, S. 414, S. 739, and agreed to S. Res. 475.2:02:46 P.M. –PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.2:02:34 P.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal.  Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.2:01:19 P.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.2:00:53 P.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.2:00:44 P.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.