During business yesterday, the Senate took the following actions:
- Passed S. 418, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol.
- Passed H.R. 4967, the "Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act".
- Passed S. Res. 456, commemorating and acknowledging the dedication and sacrifice made by the Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty.
- Passed S. Res. 458, commemorating May 15, 2012, as the sesquicentennial of the founding of the Department of Agriculture.
- Considered the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2072, the "Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012" and agreed that a vote on cloture will occur after the consideration of the Russell and Tharp nominations.
- Agreed to begin consideration of the nominations of George Levi Russell III to be District Judge for the District of Maryland and John J. Tharp, Jr. to be District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois at 4:30 PM on Monday, May 14, 2012, with votes for confirmation beginning at approximately 5:30 PM.
The Senate will meet not meet today. The next scheduled meeting of the Senate will be at 9:30 AM on Monday, May 14, 2012.
During business yesterday, the House took the following actions:
- Passed H.R. 5652, the "Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012".
- Passed H.R. 5326, the "Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013".
House Committees took the following actions yesterday:
- Armed Services: Completed markup of H.R. 4310, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013".
- Energy and Commerce: Completed markup of H.R. 5651, the "Food and Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012".
The House will meet today at 11:00 AM in a pro forma session.
Today's Federal Register was not available at the time of publication.
The court has concluded scheduled oral arguments for the October 2011 term. However, the court is still meeting to finalize decisions on cases it heard during the preceeding term. The court's next session of oral arguments is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 1, 2012.