|00:00:00||PRESIDENT, I APOLOGIZE FOR EVERYONE HAVING TO WAIT, ALL THE STAFF, BUT WE HAVE THINGS WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON AND WE'VE MADE A LOT OF HEADWAY.|
|00:00:11||A LOT OF PROGRESS.|
|00:00:12||WE'RE STILL NOT ALL THE WAY THERE BUT IT APPEARS TO ME THAT THE HOUSE WILL PROBABLY VOTE ON THE CONFERENCE REPORT SOMETIME TOMORROW MORNING.|
|00:00:21||AND THAT BEING THE CASE, WE'LL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO EXPEDITE THINGS HERE.|
|00:00:25||I WILL -- I HAVE THE AUTHORITY NOW TO HAVE THE VOTE ON THE JUDGE AND THE CLOTURE VOTE SO WE CAN DO THAT AT ANY TIME TOMORROW TOMORROW.|
|00:00:34||I'LL NOTIFY THE REPUBLICAN LEADER, MAKE SURE IT'S CONVENIENT FOR EVERYONE.|
|00:00:38||WE'RE GOING TO COME IN AT 10:00 TOMORROW MORNING.|
|00:00:41||SO I ASK CONSENT, MR.|
|00:00:43||PRESIDENT, THAT WE COME IN AT 10:00 TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 17.|
|00:00:48||FOLLOWING THE PRAYER AND THE PLEDGE, THE JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS BE APPROVED TO DATE, THE MORNING HOUR BE DEEMED EXPIRED, THE TIME FOR THE TWO LEADERS BE RESERVED FOR THEIR USE LATER IN THE DAY.|
|00:00:56||FOLLOWING ANY LEADER REMARKS, THE SENATE BE IN A PERIOD OF MORNING BUSINESS UNTIL 11:00 WITH SENATORS PERMITTED TO SPEAK FOR UP TO TEN MINUTES EACH, WITH THE TIME EQUALLY DIVIDED OR CONTROLLED BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS THEIR DESIGNEES, WITH THE REPUBLICANS CONTROLLING THE FIRST HALF, THE MAJORITY CONTROLLING THE FINAL HALF.|
|00:01:10||FOLLOWING MORNING BUSINESS, THE SENATE RESUME CONSIDERATION OF S.|
|00:01:13||AND I ASK THAT SECOND-DEGREE AMENDMENT DEADLINE BE AT 10:30 A.|
|00:01:18||M. TOMORROW MORNING ON THAT LEGISLATION.|
Mr. REID. Mr. President, I apologize to the staff and for everyone having to wait, but we have things we have been working on and we have made a lot of headway, a lot of progress. We are still not all the way there, but it appears to me that the House will probably vote on the conference report sometime tomorrow morning. That being the case, we will see what we can do to expedite things here.
I will have the authority now to have the vote on the judge and the cloture vote so we can do that at any time tomorrow. I will talk to the Republican leader to make sure it is a convenient time for everyone. We will come in at 10 tomorrow morning.