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the House: Hydropower & limiting NLRB   ~~~~~~~  the Senate: S.649,Safe Communities

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

  • Following any Leader remarks, it is expected Senator Reid will renew the motion to proceed to Legislative Calendar #32, S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 .  The time until 11:30am will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling the second 30 minutes.
  • At 11:30am, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.  There will be up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees.
  • Upon use or yielding back of time (at approximately 12:00pm), there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Shwartz nomination.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

This morning Senator Reid renewed the motion to proceed to S.649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. The time until 11:30am is equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. The Majority controls the first 30 minutes and the Republicans control the next 30 minutes.

At 11:30am, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.  There will be up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees.

If all time is used at 12:00pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Shwartz nomination.

As provided for under the previous order, the Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm for the weekly caucus meetings. Following the recess, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act.

12:00pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit;

Confirmed: 64-34

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTE

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Confirmed: 64-34

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Discharged the Foreign Relations committee and adopted S.Res.77, expressing the sense of Congress relating to the commemoration of the 180th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Kingdom of Thailand.

Adopted S.Res.94, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the sinking of U.S.S. Thresher.

Began the Rule 14 process of S.691, a bill to regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Began the Rule 14 process of S.680, a bill to rescind the amounts appropriated for FY2013 for the Department of Defense MEADS and for other purposes.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to the consideration of S.649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of
2013. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed will occur one hour after the
Senate convenes on Thursday, April 11.

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The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on April 9, 2013.

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If the Senate does NOT receive a message that the House adopted S.Con.Res.11, the adjournment resolution, the Senate will conduct pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates at the following times:

–          Tuesday, March 26th at 4:30pm

–          Friday, March 29th at 10:30am

–          Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:45am and

–          Friday, April 5th at 3:00pm

SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013

The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, April 8, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

 At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the Executive Calendar #14 Patty Shwartz– to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit with up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form on the nominations.

 Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Shwartz nomination.

Welcome back to session!

 The Senate has reached an agreement to postpone until 11:30am tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, the execution of the previous order with respect to consideration of the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. At 11:30am tomorrow, there will be up to 30 minutes for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the Shwartz nomination. There will be no roll call votes today. The next vote will occur at approximately 12:00 noon tomorrow.

 Also in Executive Session, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Executive Calendar #50, Mary Jo White, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 Senator Reid then moved to proceed to S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 (Gun Safety).

 This work period the Senate will deal with a number of important matters including judicial nominations and cabinet nominations, Water Resources Development Act, Gun Safety legislation; and any other items cleared for action on the Legislative or Executive Calendars of business.

WRAP UP

No ROLL CALL VOTES

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Adopted S.Res.93, designating April 4, 2013, as “National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Day”.

Discharged the Rules committee and adopted S.Con.Res.10: Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitors Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha (June 9, 2013).

EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Confirmed Executive Calendar #50, the nomination of Mary Jo White, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 5, 2014.

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Watch Most Recent House Floor Activity

This week in the House … Hydropower and limiting NLRB :The National Labor Relations Board

Last Floor Action: 3/25
11:02:34 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to S. Con. Res. 11.

The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on April 9, 2013.

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If the Senate does NOT receive a message that the House adopted S.Con.Res.11, the adjournment resolution, the Senate will conduct pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates at the following times:

–          Tuesday, March 26th at 4:30pm

–          Friday, March 29th at 10:30am

–          Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:45am and

–          Friday, April 5th at 3:00pm

The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, April 8, 2013. 

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the Executive Calendar #14 Patty Shwartz– to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit with up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form on the nominations.

Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Shwartz nomination.

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The next meeting in the House is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 25, 2013.

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If the Senate does NOT receive a message that the House adopted S.Con.Res.11, the adjournment resolution, the Senate will conduct pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates at the following times:

–          Tuesday, March 26th at 4:30pm

–          Friday, March 29th at 10:30am

–          Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:45am and

–          Friday, April 5th at 3:00pm

SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013

The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, April 8, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the Executive Calendar #14 Patty Shwartz– to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit with up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form on the nominations.

Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Shwartz nomination.

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The next meeting in the House is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 25, 2013.