March 14, 2011, 8:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 182 proposed by Senator Nelson NE.
March 15, 2011, 8:00 pm ET - Considered by Senate.
March 16, 2011, 6:34 am ET - On the Amendment S.Amdt. 182 to S. 493 (SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011)

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 182. Mr. NELSON of Nebraska (for himself, Mr. Tester, Mr. Pryor, and Mr. Merkley) proposed an amendment to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:

It is the sense of the Senate that it supports reducing its budget by at least 5 percent. The Senate has made the findings that:

Finding that, Congress must pursue comprehensive deficit reduction,

Finding that, the nation is deeply involved in military action on two fronts,

Finding that, Admiral Mullen has noted the most significant threat to national security is the national debt,

Finding that, the nation is in fragile recovery from an economic downturn that has spanned two administrations,

Finding that, the offices and agencies that serve Members of Congress must be reduced along with the rest of the budget,

Finding that, in order to address the Nation's fiscal crisis, the Senate should lead by example and reduce its own legislative budget,

It is the sense of the Senate, that it should lead by example and reduce the budget of the Senate by at least 5 percent.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 15, 2011.)