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the 27th amendment


 

What is the 27th Amendment:

“No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.” –

See more at: http://constitution.laws.com/27th-amendment#sthash.XQKBlcAs.dpuf

Date Proposed:

The 27th Amendment was first proposed on September 25th, 1789

Date Passed:

The 27th Amendment was passed May 7th, 1992

President of the United States Bill Clinton was the President of the United States during the ratification of the 27th Amendment

Stipulations of the 27th Amendment The 27th

Amendment is the most recent constitutional amendment passed; as of 2011, there have been 27 Constitutional Amendments passed with regard to the Constitution of the United States of America

The 27th Amendment addresses the salary rate of members of Congress, which is comprised of a bicameral legislature – the Senate and the House of Representatives The 27th Amendment stipulates that members of the Congress are not permitted to adjust their respective wage earnings in the middle of a term; in the event of a proposed wage adjustment, members of Congress must address any or all concerns with regard to wage adjustment prior to the starting of a new Congressional term

27th Amendment Facts

The 27th Amendment has never been cited within a Supreme Court Hearing The 27th Amendment addresses the adjustment of costs of living with regard to inflation The 27th Amendment is considered to be the Constitutional Amendment with the longest duration of time between the initial proposal and subsequent ratification; the 22nd Amendment is considered to maintain the second-longest duration of 4 years between proposal and passing

States Ratifying the 27th Amendment

1. Alabama 2. Alaska 3. Arizona 4. Arkansas 5. California 6. Colorado 7. Connecticut 8. Delaware 9. Florida 10. Georgia 11. Hawaii 12. Idaho 13. Illinois 14. Indiana 15. Iowa 16. Kansas 17. Kentucky 18. Louisiana 19. Maine 20. Maryland 21. Michigan 22. Minnesota 23. Missouri 24. Montana 25. Nevada 26. New Hampshire 27. New Jersey 28. New Mexico 29. North Carolina 30. North Dakota 31. Ohio 32. Oklahoma 33. Oregon 34. Rhode Island 35. South Carolina 36. South Dakota 37. Tennessee 38. Texas 39. Utah 40. Vermont 41. Virginia 42. Washington 43. West Virginia 44. Wisconsin 45. Wyoming

States Not Participatory in the Ratification of the 27th Amendment

1. Massachusetts 2. Mississippi 3. Nebraska 4. New York 5. Pennsylvania – See more at: http://constitution.laws.com/27th-amendment#sthash.XQKBlcAs.dpuf

the Senate S.744~~ Congress ~~ the House


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The Senate will convene at 9:30am on Wednesday, June 25, 2013.

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act with the time until 11:30am equally divided and controlled between the two Managers or their designees.
  • During Monday’s session of the Senate cloture was filed on the committee-reported substitute and S.744.  As a result, the filing deadline for all 2nd degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute and the bill is 10:30am Wednesday.
  • At 11:30am, there will be 3 roll call votes in relation to the following:
    • Leahy motion to waive all applicable points of order with respect to the Immigration bill
    • Adoption of the Leahy amendment #1183, as modified (with the Corker-Hoeven language regarding border security) and
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended, if amended, to S.744.
  • If cloture is invoked on the committee-reported substitute amendment, post-cloture time will run as if cloture were invoked at 1:00am on Wednesday, June 26th.
  • 10:36am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Leahy motion to waive points of order with respect to the Immigration bill.
  • 10:36am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Leahy motion to waive points of order with respect to the Immigration bill;Waived: 68-30
  • 12:16pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on adoption of the Leahy amendment #1183, as modified (with the Corker-Hoeven language regarding border security)Adopted: 69-29
  • 12:35pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended, if amended, to S.744.Invoked: 67-31
  • This afternoon and for the 15th time (Senator Murray has asked 7 times and other Democrats have asked 8 times) since March 23rd when Senate passed a budget resolution, Senator Murray asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #33, H.Con.Res.25; the amendment at the desk, which is the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; and that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to. Further, that the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate; and that following the authorization, two motions to instruct conferees be in order from each side:- Motion to instruct relative to the debt limit; and- Motion to instruct relative to taxes/revenue;That there be two hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to votes in relation to the motions; further, that no amendments be in order to either of the motions prior to the votes; all of the above occurring with no intervening action or debate.Senator Cruz asked that the request be modified so that it not be in order for the Senate to consider a conference report that includes reconciliation instructions to raise the debt limit. Senator Murray objected to Senator Cruz’s modification because she offered the senator a vote on a motion to instruct conferees on the debt limit. Finally, Senator Cruz objected to Senator Murray’s original request.
  • Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up Vitter amendment #1330 (domestic violence). Senator Bennet, the acting manager, objected. We are still working on an agreement to consider additional amendments to the bill, but thus far no agreement has been reached.
  • 10:36am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Leahy motion to waive points of order with respect to the Immigration bill;Waived: 68-30
  • Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that a manager’s package of amendments, which is at the desk, be in order and considered, en bloc; that the Senate proceed to vote on adoption of the amendments in this package, en bloc; that upon disposition of the manager’s package, the following amendments be in order to be called up and the clerks be authorized to modify the instruction lines to fit the committee-reported amendment, as amended, where necessary:-          Sessions #1334;

    –          Hirono #1718;

    –          Fischer #1594;

    –          Blumenthal #1636;

    –          Vitter #1445;

    –          Brown #1311;

    –          Toomey #1599;

    –          Hagan #1386;

    –          Coats #1563;

    –          McCaskill #1457;

    –          Johnson (WI) #1380;

    –          Boxer #1260;

    –          Cruz #1580;

    –          Feinstein #1250;

    –          Lee #1214;

    –          Udall (NM) #1218;

    –          Vitter #1577;

    –          Tester #1459;

    –          Vitter #1474;

    –          Heitkamp #1593;

    –          Lee #1207;

    –          Whitehouse #1419;

    –          Cruz #1579;

    –          Udall (NM) #1691;

    –          Cruz #1583;

    –          Heinrich #1342;

    –          Cruz #1585;

    –          Reed (RI) #1608;

    –          Cruz #1586;

    –          Nelson-Wicker #1253;

    –          McCain-Cardin #1469; and

    –          Portman-Tester #1634.

    That at 9am, Thursday, June 27th, the Senate proceed to votes in relation to the amendments in the order listed; that the amendments be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; that there be two minutes equally divided prior to each vote; and all after the first vote be ten minute votes; that upon disposition of the Portman-Tester amendment #1634, the pending amendments to the underlying bill be withdrawn; the Majority Leader then be recognized for the purpose of raising points of order against the remaining pending amendments to the substitute amendment; that after the amendments fall, the substitute amendment, as amended, be agreed to; the cloture motion with respect to the S.744 be withdrawn; the bill, as amended, be read a third time, and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended.

    Senator Grassley objected.

  • Senator Tester asked unanimous consent that it be in order to call up the Portman-Tester #1634 (e-verify). Senator Grassley objected.
  • There will be a series of 3 roll call votes at 11:30am tomorrow:-          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #179, the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation.

    –          Adoption of committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended, to S.744; and

    –          Cloture on the motion to invoke cloture on S.744, as amended, Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

    Under the agreement, if cloture is invoke, the 30 hour clock will run as if cloture had been invoked at 7:00am tomorrow. If all time is used, the time would expire at 1:00pm on Friday. After cloture has been invoked, we will work towards an agreement to yield back some of the post-cloture debate time and vote at a reasonable time tomorrow afternoon. Senator Reid encourages senators to be on the floor during the closing remarks on the Immigration Reform bill.

    Agreement on Foxx nomination

    I ask unanimous consent that notwithstanding Rule XXII, at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 27th, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider Cal # 179, Anthony Renard Foxx – to be Secretary of Transportation, that there be 2 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form; that following the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote without intervening action or debate on the nomination; the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate; that no further motions be in order; that any related statements be printed in the Record; that the President be immediately notified of the Senate’s action and the Senate then resume legislative session.

    Agreement on Immigration bill:

    I ask unanimous consent that on Thursday, June 27th upon disposition of the Foxx nomination and the resumption of Legislative session, all post-cloture time be considered expired with respect to the committee-reported amendment, as amended; that the pending amendments to the underlying bill be withdrawn; the Majority Leader then be recognized for the purpose of raising points of order against the remaining pending amendments to the substitute amendment; that after the amendments fall, the Senate proceed to vote on the adoption of the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended; that upon disposition of the committee-reported substitute amendment, the Senate proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.744, as amended; finally, if cloture is invoked it be considered as if cloture had been invoked at 7am, Thursday, June 27th.

  • WRAP  UP FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013ROLL CALL VOTES

    1)      Leahy motion to waive applicable points of order with respect to S.744; Waived: 68-30

    2)      Leahy amendment #1183, as modified (with the Corker-Hoeven language regarding border security); Agreed to: 69-29

    3)      Motion to invoke cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended to S.744; Invoked: 67-31

    LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

    Adopted S.Res.144, Resolution concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the need for international efforts supporting long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights.

    Adopted S.Res.166, Resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and commending its successor, the African Union.

    Adopted S.Res.187, Congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2013 Stanley Cup.

    Adopted S.Res.188, recognizing June 30, 2013, as the centennial of the Lincoln Highway.

    Adopted S.Res.189, relative to the death of the Honorable William Dodd Hathaway, former United States Senator for the State of Maine.

    EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Last Floor Action: 6/26
9:20:17 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting in the House is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 26, 2013

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the Senate S.744 ~~ CONGRESS ~~ the House


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The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.  The Senate will consider the Leahy amendment #1183, as modified, post-cloture.
  • During Monday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the committee-reported substitute amendment and S.744.  As a result, the filing deadline for first degree amendments to both the committee-reported substitute and S.744 is 12:00pm on Tuesday.
  • All time during adjournment, recess, morning business and Executive Session will count post-cloture on the Leahy amendment #1183, as modified (with the Corker-Hoeven language regarding border security).

Notwithstanding Rule XXII, at 2:15pm today, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #180, the nomination of Penny Pritzker, to be Secretary of Commerce. There will be 30 minutes for debate followed by a vote on the confirmation of Penny Pritzker to be Secretary of Commerce. If all time is used, the vote would occur at 2:45pm.

2:45pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #180 the nomination of Penny Pritzker, to be Secretary of Commerce.

Confirmed: 97-1

The Senate has reached an agreement to set up 3 votes for 11:30am tomorrow. Those votes would be in relation to the following items:

–       Leahy motion to waive all applicable Budget points of order;

–       Adoption of Leahy amendment #1183, as modified;

–       Cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended.

If cloture is invoked on the committee-reported substitute the time will count as if cloture had been invoked at 1am on Wednesday, June 26th.

Senator Vitter made a point of order that the bill would violate the Senate pay-go rule. Senator Leahy moved to waive all points of order with respect to the bill and pending amendments.

Senators are still working on a potential agreement to consider amendments to the bill, however, additional votes today seem to be unlikely.

The filing deadline for all 2nd degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute and S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is 10:30am Wednesday. Germane second degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute amendment and the

underlying bill must be filed at the desk prior to the deadline to be considered in order post-cloture.

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTE

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #180, the nomination of Penny Pritzker, to be Secretary of Commerce; Confirmed: 97-1

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Adopted S.Res.186, Congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the 2013 NBA finals.

No additional EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Last Floor Action: 6/24
11:03:20 A.M. – The Speaker announced
that the House do now adjourn.

The next meeting in the House is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 25, 2013.

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CONGRESS


  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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    The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.601, the Water Resources Development Act.  There will be up to 7 roll call votes in relation to the items listed below, in the order listed.  All votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration.  There will be 2 minutes of debate prior to each vote.
    • Coburn amendment #815 (beach nourishment);
    • Coburn amendment #816 (Infrastructure Deauthorization Commission projects);
    • Merkley amendment #866 (use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods);
    • Udall(NM) amendment #853 (pilot program);
    • Hoeven amendment #909 (surplus water charges);
    • Boozman amendment #822 (recreational lands pass programs);
    • Passage of S.601, as amended.
    • As a reminder, at 10:30am there will be up to 7 roll call votes in relation to amendments to S.601, Water Resources Development Act, and on passage of the bill.The first vote will be the usual 15 minute vote and the remaining votes will be 10 minutes in duration. Senator Reid intends to close the votes as quickly as possible. Senators are encouraged to remain on or close to the floor during the vote series.Last week we were able to reach short time agreements on the Tavenner (CMMS) and Orrick (Northern District Judge of CA) nominations. Senator Reid intends to execute those orders later today. Senators will be notified when the votes are scheduled.
    • 10:30am votes:–           Coburn amendment #815 (beach nourishment);-           Coburn amendment #816 (Infrastructure Deauthorization Commission projects);

    –           Merkley amendment #866 (use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods);

    –           Udall(NM) amendment #853 (pilot program);

    –           Hoeven amendment #909 (surplus water charges);

    –           Boozman amendment #822 (recreational lands pass programs);

    –           Passage of S.601, as amended.

    Tavenner Agreement:

    At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #92 the nomination of Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There will be 1 hour for debate equally divided in the usual form prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

    Orrick Agreement:

    At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, there will be up to 1 hour for debate equally divided and controlled prior to a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #40, the nomination of William H. Orrick, III, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California.

    • 10:35am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Coburn amendment #815 (beach replenishment);Not Agreed To: 43-53
    • 11:01am The Senate began a roll call vote on Coburn amendment #816 (Infrastructure Deauthorization Commission projects);Not Agreed To: 35-61
    • The following amendments have been considered to S.601,  the Water Resources Development Act:
      • Coburn amendment #805 (Army Corps land/guns) Not Agreed to: 56-43 (60-vote threshold)
      • Whitehouse amendment #803 (oceans) Agreed to: 68-31 (60-vote threshold)
      • Boxer-Vitter substitute amendment #799 Agreed to by UC
      • Brown amendment #813, as modified (Asian carp) Agreed to: 95-0
      • Pryor amendment #801, as modified (farms) Agreed to by UC
      • Pryor amendment #806 (work-in-kind) Agreed to by UC
      • Inhofe amendment #835, with a modification to the instruction lines (rural water infrastructure projects) Agreed to by UC
      • McCain amendment #833 (levee safety programs) Agreed to by UC
      • Murray amendment #832 (cargo noncontainer) Agreed to by UC
      • Blunt amendment #800 (resilient construction techniques for extreme weather) Agreed to by UC
      • Sessions amendment #811, as modified (Tennessee Valley Authority to grant restrictions) Agreed to by UC
      • Coburn amendment #823 (Infrastructure Deauthorization Commission) Agreed to by UC
      • Warner amendment #873 (4 Mile Run) Agreed to by UC
      • Baucus amendment #847 Agreed to by UC
      • Boxer-Vitter amendment #899, as modified Agreed to by UC
      • Inhofe amendment #895 Agreed to by UC
      • Wicker amendment #894 Agreed to by UC
      • Inhofe amendment #867 Agreed to by UC
      • Boozman amendment #872 Agreed to by UC
      • Thune amendment #912 Agreed to by UC
      • Cornyn amendment #880 Agreed to by UC
      • Murkowski amendment #904 Agreed to by UC
      • Klobuchar amendment #884 Agreed to by UC
      • Wyden amendment #870, as modified Agreed to by UC
      • Cochran amendment #911, as modified Agreed to by UC
      • Carper amendment #882 Agreed to by UC
      • Murkowski amendment #903, as modified Agreed to by UC
      • Durbin amendment #906, as modified Agreed to by UC
      • Levin amendment #893 Agreed to by UC
      • Collins amendment #898 Agreed to by UC
      • Cardin amendment #861, as modified Agreed to by UC
      • Brown-Graham amendment #907 Agreed to by UC
      • Wyden amendment #896 Agreed to by UC
      • Inhofe amendment #797 Agreed to by UC
      • Barrasso amendment #868 Not Agreed to: 52-44
      • Sanders amendment #889 Not Agreed to: 56-40
      • Coburn amendment #815 (beach nourishment) Not Agreed To: 43-53
      • Coburn amendment #816 (Infrastructure Deauthorization Commission projects) Not Agreed to: 35-61
      • Boozman amendment #822 (recreational lands pass programs for military) Agreed to by voice vote
      • Merkley amendment #866 (use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods) Agreed to: 60-36
      • Hoeven amendment #909 (surplus water charges), as modified Agreed to by voice vote
      • Boozman amendment #822 (recreational lands pass programs) was agreed to by voice vote
      • 11:23am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Merkley amendment #866 (use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods);Agreed To: 60-36
      • The Senate is in a period of morning business until 2:00pm with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.At 2:00pm today, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #40 William H. Orrick, III, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; and Executive Calendar #92, Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, en bloc.The time until 4:30 pm, will be equally divided in the usual form, with Senator Baucus in control of the time from 4:15 to 4:30pm. Upon the use or yielding back of time the Senate will proceed to vote without intervening action or debate on the nominations in the order listed.
      • There will be two minutes for debate between the votes. The second vote be 10 minutes in length.
      • 4:30pm votes:–         Executive Calendar #40 William H. Orrick, III, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; and-         Executive Calendar #92, Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
      • Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent that the Senate go to conference on the Budget resolution.Senator McConnell asked that the request be modified so that it not be in order for the Senate to consider a conference report that includes tax increases or reconciliation instructions to increase taxes or raise the debt ceiling.Senator Wyden objected to modifying the request.Senator McConnell then objected to the original request.
      • 4:38pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #40, William H. Orrick III, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of CaliforniaConfirmed: 56-41
      • 5:03pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #92, Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesConfirmed: 91-7
      • Executive Calendar #92, the nomination of Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was confirmed 91-7. Following the vote, Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.954, a bill to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018 (the Farm bill). There will be no further roll call votes today.
      • The Senate has reached an agreement that on Monday, May 20th, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #73, S.954, the Farm bill.
      • WRAP UP FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013ROLL CALL VOTES
      • 1)      Coburn amendment #815 (beach nourishment) to S.601, the Water Resources Development Act; Not Agreed to: 43-532)      Coburn amendment #816 (Infrastructure Deauthorization Commission projects); Not Agreed to: 35-613)      Merkley-Brown amendment #866 (use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods); Agreed to: 60-364)      Passage of S.601, WRDA, as amended; Passed: 83-14

        5)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #40 William H. Orrick, III, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; Confirmed: 56-41

        6)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #92, Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Confirmed: 91-7

        LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

        Adopted S.Res.142, designating May 15th, 2013, as “National MPS (Mucopolysaccharidosis) Awareness Day”.

        Completed the Rule 14 process of S.953, the Student Loan Affordability Act. (Reed)

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Last Floor Action: 5/14
9:10:47 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 15, 2013.

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CONGRESS


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The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, May 13, 2013.

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • During Thursday’s session, cloture was filed on S.601, the Water Resources Development Act.  As a result, the filing deadline for all first degree amendments to S.601 is 4:00pm Monday.
  • As previously announced, there will be no roll call votes on Monday.  The next roll call vote will be at approximately 12:00pm on the motion to invoke cloture on S.601, the Water Resources Development Act.
  • As a reminder, there is a 4pm filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.601, Water Resources Development Act. If your senator has a germane first degree amendment and would like to protect the right to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to the cloakroom prior to the deadline so that we may file it at the desk for you. If you have already filed, there is no need to re-file.Senator Reid said on the floor this afternoon that the managers are close to reaching an agreement to complete action of the WRDA bill. If an agreement can be reached, we could be in a position to vote in relation to amendments and passage of the bill Tuesday and/or Wednesday.
  • However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the cloture vote on the bill would occur at approximately 12:00 noon tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14.
  • This afternoon Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to go to conference on the
    concurrent resolution on the Budget.
  • Senator Cruz was unavailable to be on the
    floor at this time to object.
  • Out of respect for the long tradition of comity in
    the Senate, Senator Reid withdrew his request.
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  • No ROLL CALL VOTESNo LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

     

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  • Last Floor Action:5/9
    1:32:26 P.M. – The House adjourned
    pursuant to a previous special order.
  • The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00
    p.m. on May 13, 2013.