the Senate Convenes: 10:00amET May 22, 2012
- Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. It is his intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #400, S.3187, the FDA user fees legislation.
- Following the remarks of the Majority Leader and the Republican Leader, the first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two sides with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.
- The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
- At 2:15pm, the motion to proceed to S.3187 will be adopted, the Harkin-Enzi substitute amendment will be agreed to and considered original text for the purposes of further amendment. The Majority Leader will then be recognized. Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.
12:15pm Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass S.577, a bill to eliminate the child tax credit for U.S. citizen children of immigrant parents. Senator Reid objected.
Below you will find the unofficial transcript of Senator Reid’s response to Senator Vitter
2:30pm The previous order to adopt the motion to proceed S.3187, the FDA bill, at 2:15pm has been delayed until 4pm, with all other provisions under the previous order remaining in effect at that time.
4:13pm By consent, Senator Reid has delayed the execution of the order to adopt the motion to proceed to S.3187, the FDA bill, until 11:00am tomorrow, Wednesday, May 23.
There will be no roll call votes during Tuesday’s session of the Senate.
No ROLL CALL VOTES
Began the Rule 14 process of S.3220, the Paycheck Fairness Act. (Mikulski and others)
Began the Rule 14 process of S.3221, the Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees Act. (Rubio and others)
No EXECUTIVE ITEMS
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 22, 2012
112TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGSLEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 22, 2012 112TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION en-usPursuant to Title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code, this file is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain.Tue, 22 May 2012 14:00:03 EDTYes10:05:38 A.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 25, 2012.10:05:36 A.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.10:05:11 A.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.10:04:18 A.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, Associate Professor, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.10:02:45 A.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Roscoe G. Bartlett to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:34 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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