Wrap Up for Thursday, January 3, 2019
No Roll Call Votes
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).
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