The Senate will convene at 2pm and will be in a period of morning business from 2pm to 6pm. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be recognized for up to 90 minutes at 4pm. Morning business can involve the introduction of bills, resolutions, petitions, memorials, etc. The Senate provides for time for Senators to speak on a topic of their choice by unanimous consent.
(1) The Senate will convene at 9:30 am. The Senate will proceed to executive session (for considering executive branch matters like nominations and treaties) at 10 am on Tuesday, June 28th. There will be two hours of debate on three nominations - for Deputy Attorney General and two Assistant Attorney Generals. The Senate will then vote on the nominations without any further intervening action or debate.
(2) The Senate will then return to legislative session at 2:15pm. S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act, will be the pending business. All first-degree amendments should have been filed last week. The Senate will thus debate and vote on all amendments. It is not clear how long this will take or what agreements have been reached, but we will update you once the schedule becomes more apparent. When the amendments have all been dealt with, the bill will be read a third time and will be subject to a 60 vote threshold for passage (agreed to by unanimous consent). For more discussion of the bill, see here: http://ow.ly/5qCI6
Rest of the Week
While the Senate's schedule past Tuesday is not clear, we know that S.116, a bill to expedite the confirmation process for certain nominees, will become the pending business immediately after disposition of S.679. Senator Coburn will offer an amendment, which will be subject to a two-thirds threshold (agreed to by unanimous consent).
We will update this as the Senate makes progress. The Senate is set to enter its July 4th recess at the end of the week.