March 6, 2006 - Issue: Vol. 152, No. 27 — Daily Edition109th Congress (2005 - 2006) - 2nd Session
SCHEDULE; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 27
(Senate - March 06, 2006)
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[Page S1759] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SCHEDULE Mr. FRIST. Mr. President, today, following my remarks and the remarks of the Democratic leader, we will start a period of morning business. We are expecting that around 2 o'clock today we will begin consideration of the lobbying reform bill. The two bills were reported last week--one by the Rules Committee and the other by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. We will proceed to the Rules Committee bill and offer a substitute amendment which is a combination of these pieces of legislation. I hope Senators will take advantage of the opportunity today to come down and give statements on lobbying reform. This afternoon at 5:30 we have three votes on three district court judges. I am not certain we will need a rollcall vote on each of these. But at this point Senators should anticipate up to three rollcall votes at 5:30. I should remind our colleagues that we have a cloture motion filed on LIHEAP, which was introduced by Senator Snowe. That cloture vote will occur tomorrow morning. I hope cloture will be invoked and we can complete that bill as quickly as possible and then return to the consideration of the lobbying reform legislation. We will have votes over the course of the week. I anticipate it is going to be a busy week, requiring a lot of work on the lobbying reform, on LIHEAP, and other issues that come forward. There are 2 weeks remaining before our next recess. Another issue we will be dealing with in committee this week is the budget. We will be dealing with that before we leave, and issues such as the debt ceiling as well will be dealt with before we leave--a whole range of issues. It will be a busy week as we go forward. Let me turn to the Democratic leader--I have a brief statement on lobbying reform--if there are any thoughts or questions or comments about scheduling or issues. Mr. REID. Mr. President, we believe it will not be necessary to have a vote on the Puerto Rican judge. We will be able to do that by voice vote. There will be two votes. I am wondering if the leader has an indication as to tomorrow. What will happen after the cloture vote? Do we know yet? Mr. FRIST. Mr. President, we do not know yet. We will have some idea by later today. But I hope cloture will be invoked and that we can complete it as rapidly as possible. ____________________