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Wrap Up for Thursday, February 14, 2019

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #14, William Pelham Barr, to be Attorney General; confirmed: 54-45.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31 (consolidated appropriations); invoked: 84-15.

3.      Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31 (consolidated appropriations); adopted: 83-16.


Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.71: honoring the memory of the victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 1 year ago.


Passed S.488: the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2019.


Agreed to S.Con.Res.4: enrollment correction (H.J.Res.31).


Adopted S.Res.75: honoring the life, achievements, and distinguished public service of John David Dingell, Jr., and expressing condolences to his family on his passing.


Adopted S.Res.76: designating March 1, 2019, as “National Speech and Debate Education Day”.


Adopted S.Res.77: designating the week of February 16 through 23, 2019 as “National FFA Week”, recognizing the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing young leaders, and celebrating 50 years of Female membership in the National FFA Organization.


Agreed to S.Con.Res.1, with Menendez-Risch amendments: calling for credible, transparent, and safe elections in Nigeria, and for other purposes.


Passed Calendar #26, S.483: to enact into law a bill by reference (H.R.1029 of the 115th Congress).


Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following items on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

1.      S.483: to enact into law a bill by reference [115th Congress - H.R.1029, Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018] (Roberts)

2.      S.J.Res.8: recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (McConnell)


Executive Business

PN 175, the nomination of John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training was referred jointly to the HELP and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.