Floor Updates

Stabenow, Franken (The Senate Stands Adjourned)

Flood Insurance bill (S. 1940)

Jun 14 2012

06:13 PM

Senator Stabenow: (5:40 PM)
  • Spoke on the Farm bill.
    • SUMMARY "As we wrap up today and the week, I want to take a few moments to give a status report as we're moving forward in our negotiations on the Farm bill. We've actually had some very good progress today and overcome some obstacles and are putting together what will be something for the Senate for the beginning of the week that will allow us to move forward. And I want to also thank the junior senator from North Dakota, who I heard on the floor a little while ago, Senator Hoeven, talking about the 250 different amendments that we have. And, of course, the great thing about the Senate is that we can all offer amendments, whether they're relevant or not. The challenge for someone managing a bill is that anyone can offer amendments. And so we have worked our way from the 250 and you know, are working our way down from 50 down to 40 and putting together an approach that will be fair and balanced and allow us to move forward and have the input of everyone on both sides of the aisle."

Senator Franken: (6:04 PM)
  • Performed Wrap Up --
  • Monday, June 18th --
    • The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM and Majority Leader Reid will be recognized.
    • At 5:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and begin up to 30 minutes of debate, equally divided, on Executive Calendar #612, Mary Geiger Lewis, of South Carolina, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
    • At 5:30 PM, the Senate will conduct a ROLL CALL VOTE on the nomination.
    • Pending is S. 3240, the Farm bill. The following amendments are pending to the bill:
      1. Reid (for Stabenow/Roberts) amendment #2389 (managers amendment);
      2. Reid 2nd-degree amendment #2390 (date change) to Reid (for Stabenow/Roberts) amendment #2389;
      3. Reid Motion to Recommit and report back with Reid amendment #2391 (instructions);
      4. Reid amendment #2406 (text of Coburn amendment #2353 re: working lands conservation programs) to Reid amendment #2391; and
      5. Reid 2nd-degree amendment #2407 (text of DeMint amendment #2285 re: discretionary spending) to Reid amendment #2406.he Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 PM Monday, June 18th.
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 PM Monday, June 18th.