Equal Pay Day ~~ the Senate considers S2199,Fair Labor s.Act1938 ~~ CONGRESS 4/8 ~~ the House ~~ Equal Pay Day


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Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30pm with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.

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

The Majority will control the time from 2:15pm until 3:15pm and the Republicans will control the time from 3:15pm until 4:15pm.

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #345, S.2199, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur on Wednesday, April 9.

McConnell UC request: Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that if cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed to S.2199, all post-cloture time be yielded back and the Senate proceed to the consideration of the bill, and that it be in order for Senator McConnell to offer amendment #2962 (flex time), and then for the Majority Leader, or his designee, to offer an amendment and it then be in order for the Leaders or designees, to continue to offer unlimited amendments in an alternating fashion.   Senator Reid objected.   Thune UC request:

Senator Thune then asked consent that if cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed to S.2199, all post-cloture time be yielded back and the Senate proceed to the consideration of the bill, and that it be in order for Senator Thune to offer amendment #2964 (Republican agenda/alternative), and then for the Majority Leader, or his designee, to offer an amendment and it then be in order for the Leaders, or designees, to continue to offer unlimited amendments in an alternating fashion with the following amendments on the Republican side in order:

–       McConnell #2962 (comp time/flexible credit hour program)

–       Fischer #2963 (substitute Workplace Advancement Act)

–       Alexander #2965 (flex time)

–       Lee #2966 (compensatory time for employees in the private sector)

 

Senator Reid objected.

At 4:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to a series of up to 2 roll call votes on confirmation of the following nominations:

 Executive Calendar #556 Neil Gregory Kornze, of Nevada, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management; and

Executive Calendar #502 Frank G. Klotz, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security.

 We expect a voice vote on the Klotz nomination

4:32pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #556 Neil Gregory Kornze, of Nevada, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management.

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Last Floor Action: 5:42:27 P.M. – SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

Last Floor Action:4/7

Take Action! 8:31:04 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 8, 2014.

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