May 20, 2021 05:16 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, May 20, 2021

Roll Call Votes

1.      Inhofe-Shelby amendment #1523 (re: defense parity) [60-affirmative vote threshold]; not agreed to: 44-53.

2.      Johnson amendment #1518 (re: border) [60-affirmative vote threshold]; not agreed to: 46-48.


Legislative Business

Per the order of May 18th, the Senate having received from the House, and the text being identical to the text of S.593 that passed the Senate, the Senate passed H.R.1318: to restrict the imposition by the Secretary of Homeland Security of fines, penalties, duties, or tariffs applicable only to coastwise voyages, or prohibit otherwise qualified non-United States citizens from serving as crew, on specified vessels transporting passengers between the State of Washington and the State of Alaska, to address a Canadian cruise ship ban and the extraordinary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Alaskan communities, and for other purposes.


Adopted S.Res.194 with King amendment: celebrating the 149th anniversary of Arbor Day.


Adopted S.Res.228: designating May 15, 2021, as “Kids to Parks Day”.


Completed the Rule 14 process to place H.R.3233, to establish the National Commission to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol Complex, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.


Began the Rule 14 process to place S.1775, Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2021, on the Legislative Calendar of Business (Grassley).


No Executive Business