Schedule for Thursday, September 18, 2014The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair. When the Senate reconvenes, following any Leader remarks, it will be in a period of morning business until 1:00pm, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.
At 1:00pm, the Senate will proceed to consideration of H.J.Res.124, the continuing resolution. There will be up to 4.5 hours of debate prior to a series of roll call votes. Senators should expect that series to begin at approximately 5:30pm.
As a reminder, at 10:00am, His Excellency Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, will address a Joint Meeting of Congress from the Hall of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol. Senators should begin to gather in the Senate Chamber at 9:30am to depart at 9:40am for the procession to the Hall of the House.
Approximately 5:30pm-Up to 4 roll call votes, 9 voice votes expected:
- Sessions, or his designee, motion to table a Reid amendment to the joint resolution (his argument will be to make it in order to offer a DACA related amendment) (roll call)
- Motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution through December 12, 2014 (roll call)
- Motion to waive any applicable budget points of order (unclear if a Republican will raise a point of order) (roll call)
- Passage of H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution (roll call)
- Executive Calendar #893, Mark William Lippert, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (voice vote)
- Executive Calendar #524, Adam M. Scheinman, to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador
- Executive Calendar #959, Kevin F. O'Malley, to be Ambassador to Ireland
- Executive Calendar #702, Bathsheba Nell Crocker, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs)
- Executive Calendar #1002, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy
- Executive Calendar #997, Robert W. Holleyman II, to be Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador
- Executive Calendar #708, Eric Rosenbach, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Executive Calendar #996, D. Nathan Sheets, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury
- PN1917, Charles H. Fulghum, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security