Floor Updates

Reid (Senate Stands in Recess)

Morning Business

Apr 23 2012

07:38 PM

Senator Reid: (7:28 PM)
  • Performed Wrap Up --
  • Tomorrow --
    • The Senate stands in recess until 10:00 AM and will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization bill.
    • At 10:30 AM, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. J. Res. 36, the NLRB Ambush Union Elections Rule Resolution of Disapproval, with the time until 12:30 PM equally divided.
    • At 12:30 PM, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization bill.
    • At 12:50 PM, the Senate will recess until 2:15 PM for the weekly caucus lunches.
    • At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to a ROLL CALL VOTE on the Motion to Proceed to S.J. Res. 36.
    • If the Motion to Proceed is Agreed to, the time for debate with respect to S.J. Res. 36, will be equally divided between the two leaders or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of that time, the Senate will proceed to a ROLL CALL VOTE on passage of S.J. Res. 36.
    • If the Motion to Proceed is Not Agreed to, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1789, the Postal Reform bill, and will conduct a series of ROLL CALL VOTES on the amendments listed below. All amendments will be subject to a 60-vote threshold and budget points of order and applicable motions to waive are in order. Upon disposition of the amendments, the substitute amendment, as amended, if amended, will be Agreed to, and the Senate will conduct a ROLL CALL VOTE on passage of S. 1789, as amended, the Postal Reform bill (60 votes required).
      • McCain substitute amendment #2001;
      • Tester amendment #2056 (closing/consolidation process);
      • Coburn amendment #2060 (government-sponsored conferences);
      • McCain amendment #2033 (Commission on Postal Reorganization);
      • Wyden amendment #2020 (voting by mail);
      • Coburn amendment #2058 (access to Postal Services);
      • McCaskill amendment #2031 (rural post offices);
      • Coburn amendment #2061 (postal employee retirements);
      • Snowe amendment #2080 (area mail processing studies);
      • Udall (NM) amendment #2043 (mail delivery schedule);
      • Durbin amendment #2082 (preventing certain closures and consolidations);
      • Akaka amendment #2034 (workers compensation);
      • Bennet amendment #2047 (citizen's service protection advocates);
      • Corker amendment #2083 (delivery frequency, rate regulation, reduction-in-force procedures, and post offices);
      • Mikulski amendment #2003 (post office closing to require state governor's certification);
      • Akaka amendment #2049 (supervisory and managerial organizations);
      • Paul amendment #2025 (mailbox use);
      • Manchin amendment #2079 (extend closing/consolidation moratorium);
      • Paul amendment #2026 (performance-based pay);
      • Bingaman amendment #2076 (state liaisons);
      • Paul amendment #2027 (close all Capitol Complex post offices except one);
      • Cardin amendment #2040 (prohibit closing of facility if nearest facility is more than 50 miles away);
      • Paul amendment #2028 (alternative Postal Service delivery pilot program);
      • Carper amendment #2065 (first-class stamp rate);
      • Paul amendment #2029 (impact of regulations on Postal Service profitability plan);
      • Carper amendment #2066 (limit Postal Service executive compensation);
      • Paul amendment #2039 (collective bargaining prohibition);
      • Casey amendment #2042 (maintain current delivery time for market-dominant products);
      • Paul amendment #2038 (first-class mail and mailbox use);
      • Landrieu amendment #2072 (small business impact of closures/consolidations);
      • DeMint amendment #2046 (employee authorization re: using dues for union non-representational activities);
      • McCaskill amendment #2030 (workers compensation);
      • Coburn amendment #2059 (require closure of unprofitable post office facilities);
      • Pryor amendment #2036 (sense of Senate re: closings and consolidations);
      • Rockefeller amendment #2073 (Medicare enrollment);
      • Rockefeller amendment #2074 (Postal Service Health Benefits Program);
      • Schumer amendment #2050 (maintain all current door delivery point services);
      • Tester amendment #2032 (limit pay of Postal Service executives); and
      • Warner amendment #2071, as modified (retirement reporting).
    • Majority Leader Reid has indicated that he wants to complete action on the bill on Tuesday but it's possible that the votes will continue on Wednesday. Please note not all of the amendments listed above will require ROLL CALL VOTES.
    • Upon disposition of S. 1789, the Postal Reform bill, but no earlier than Wednesday, April 25th, the Senate will adopt the Motion to Proceed to S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization bill.
The Senate stands in recess until 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 24th.