Senate schedule for Wednesday

Looks like I might get some actual work done today!

[The afternoon is also going to be taken up by the climate bill.]

From Thomas — it appears the debate will continue sometime after 9:30 through 11:30:

Mrs. BOXER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate completes its business today, it stand adjourned until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4; that following the prayer and the pledge, the Journal of proceedings be approved to date, the morning hour be deemed to have expired, the time for the two leaders be reserved for their use later in the day, and there then be a period of morning business until 11:30 a.m., with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, with the majority controlling the first 30 minutes, and the Republicans controlling the second 30 minutes; and that, at 11:30 a.m., the Senate consider the budget resolution conference report as under the previous order. I further ask unanimous consent that the time during any adjournment or morning business count against cloture.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

One Response to Senate schedule for Wednesday

  1. What is a reasonable solution to this bill? Also, what is a reasonable energy policy that everyone could agre to? There are millions of fixed income, and lower middle class people right now that are loosing with the high cost of energy, and related food costs.

    Last Sept. my wife and I filled my mother-in-laws fuel oil tank for heating. Its 300 gallons. We filled it once more in January, at a higher cost, and since we have had a cold wet spring, we filled it again last weekend. To fill it in Sept was 800.633, to fill last weekend was 1584.75. Her stat is on 68 degrees. She will start using less and less hopefully as soon as the weather gets warmer.

    What do people do when there is no one to help them? Just curious if you see a answer. I don’t really have one for the immediate future. Here in Western Washibgton heating oil, natural gas, electricity are about the same regarding the cost of heating. Propane is higher. Wood heat is unacceptable for us personally. Jsut curious what can be done to help these people. The are included in that lower income group single mothers with kids. Its down to food or heat for millions of these people all across the United States. The blame game does not solve the problem. We should have done something years ago as a country and didn’t. So now what? More taxes we can not really afford? hould we nationalize the energy companies? Maybe we should stat gas and diesel rationing, to cut the use like in 1973. Do you think that would help? If the demand drops, possibly the cost would come down or stablize. Last, our country needs to decide on transportation fuels that can be produced, and a infra structure to distribute, with conversion equipment that the vehicle can convert with, like gasoline to natural gas or propane. So far all I see are arguments. I guess a lot of us are looking for answers. We know the problem, but we now need solutions that will not take 20 to30 years. Your thoughts?