proposed/offered Senate amendment

A Senate amendment is proposed or offered when a Senator has been recognized by the presiding officer, sends his/her amendment to the desk (or identifies an amendment already at the desk), and the amendment is read by the clerk. The amendment becomes pending before the Senate, and remains pending until disposed of by the Senate. Occasionally the term “called up” is used in lieu of “proposed” or “offered.” Both proposed and submitted amendments are numbered and printed in the Congressional Record.