Roll Call Votes
1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information; confirmed: 60-31.
2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration; invoked: 61-29.
Passed Calendar #152, S.2520 with Peters substitute – State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act.
Passed Calendar #153, S.2201 with Peters substitute – Supply Chain Security Training Act.
Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.3480, to prohibit the use of funds to reduce the nuclear forces of the United States. (Hoeven)
On December 18th, the Senate reached an agreement that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, no later than January 14, 2022, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.3436 re: sanctions/Nord Stream 2 introduced by Senator Cruz; that there be 2 hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees on the bill; that upon the use or yielding back of that time, the bill be considered read a third time, and the Senate vote on passage of the Cruz bill , with 60-affirmative votes required for passage, with no amendments in order and without intervening action or debate.
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #572 Gabriel Sanchez, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #635 Holly A. Thomas, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.