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Wrap Up for Thursday, January 3, 2019

No Roll Call Votes


Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.1: notifying the President that a quorum of each House has assembled.


Adopted S.Res.2: notifying the House that a quorum of the Senate has assembled.


Adopted S.Res.3: to elect Charles E. Grassley, a Senator from the State of Iowa, to be President pro tempore of the Senate of the United States.


Adopted S.Res.4: notifying the President of the United States of the election of a President pro tempore.


Adopted S.Res.5: notifying the House of Representatives of the election of a President pro tempore.


Adopted S.Res.6: fixing the hour of daily meeting of the Senate.


Adopted S.Res.7: to make effective appointment of Senate Legal Counsel.


Adopted S.Res.8: to make effective appointment of Deputy Senate Legal Counsel.


Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

1.      S.1: to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other purposes (Rubio);

2.      S.21: making continuing appropriations for Coast Guard pay in the event an appropriations act expires prior to the enactment of a new appropriations act (Thune); and

3.      S.24: to provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations (Cardin).


Executive Business

Confirmed the following nomination prior to the convening of the 116th Congress:

Executive Calendar #1048, William Charles McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Administrator of the EPA