|00:00:00||FOLLOWING MORNING BUSINESS, THE SENATE WILL BE IN MORNING BUSINESS FOR AN HOUR.|
|00:00:04||THE SENATE WILL AFTER THAT RESUME CONSIDERATION OF THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BILL.|
|00:00:08||MR. PRESIDENT, WE'RE DOING OUR UTMOST TO WORK THROUGH THE MATTERS THAT WE STILL HAVE TO DO HERE IN THE SENATE.|
|00:00:12||WE HAVE PENDING NOW A CLOTURE MOTION ON THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BILL.|
|00:00:19||THAT TIME WILL RIPEN TOMORROW MORNING AN HOUR AFTER WE COME IN.|
|00:00:24||FOLLOWING THAT, THERE IS A VOTE ON A PERSON FROM NEW YORK WHO DESIRES TO BE A FEDERAL JUDGE.|
|00:00:33||WE WILL NOTIFY ALL MEMBERS WHEN THE CONFERENCE REPORT IS SCHEDULED IN THE HOUSE AND WE WILL DO IT OVER HERE AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.|
|00:00:44||WE'RE GOING TO SEE IF THINGS CAN BE EXPEDITED, BUT IT APPEARS THAT WE WILL BE IN AT LEAST FOR TOMORROW.|
|00:00:51||I HOPE WE WON'T BE IN ANY LONGER THAN THAT, BUT IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHEN THE HOUSE COMPLETES THE WORK ON THE CONFERENCE REPORT.|
|00:00:58||THAT'S NOT SCHEDULED YET.|
|00:01:01||MR. PRESIDENT, THERE IS A BILL AT THE DESK DUE FOR A SECOND READING.|
Mr. REID. Following leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour. The majority will control the first half, the Republicans the second half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the surface transportation bill.
Mr. President, we are doing our utmost to work through the matters we still have to do in the Senate. We have pending now a cloture motion on the surface transportation bill. That time will ripen tomorrow morning an hour after we come in. Following that, there is a vote on a person from New York who desires to be a Federal judge.
We will notify all Members when the conference report is scheduled in the House, and we will do it over here as quickly as we can. We are going to see if things can be expedited, but it appears that we will be in at least for tomorrow. I hope we don't have to be in longer than that, but it all depends on when the House completes the work on the conference report. That is not scheduled yet.