April 3, 2019 06:43 PM

Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Roll Call Votes

1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #8, Jeffrey Kessler, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce; invoked: 95-3.

2)      Shall the decision of the Chair stand as judgement of the Senate; the ruling of the Chair does not stand: 48-51.

The precedent is now set that sub-cabinet nominations under Section 5312 of Title 5 of the US Code are subject to 2 hours of post-cloture debate (down from 30).

3)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #32, Roy Kalman Altman, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida; invoked: 66-33.

4)      Shall the decision of the Chair stand as judgement of the Senate; the ruling of the chair does not stand: the ruling of the Chair does not stand: 48-51.

The precedent is now set that judicial nominations other than circuit courts or the Supreme Court are subject to 2 hours of post-cloture debate (down from 30).

 

Legislative Business

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place H.R.7, Paycheck Fairness Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed by voice vote Executive Calendar #8, Jeffrey Kessler, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.