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Wrap Up for Thursday, February 29, 2024

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #514 Marjorie Rollinson, of Virginia, to be Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and an Assistant General Counsel in the Department of the Treasury; confirmed: 56-41.
  2. Passage of S.J.Res.38, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Highway Administration relating to "Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers", the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding (2/3 threshold); not passed: 50-47.
  3. Paul Motion to Discharge S.J.Res.60, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of Turkiye of certain defense articles and services; not agreed to: 13-79.
  4. Paul amendment #1614 (Municipal Securities) (60 vote threshold); not agreed to: 37-53.
  5. Marshall motion to commit (Israel/CR/IRS); not agreed to: 14-76.
  6. Lee motion to commit (Year Long CR); not agreed to: 12-77.
  7. Cruz motion to commit (H.R. 2/Year Long CR); not agreed to: 32-58.
  8. Passage of H.R.7463 Extension of Continuing Appropriations and Other Matters Act, 2024 (60 vote threshold); passed: 77-13.


Legislative Business

Passed S.3706 – Victims’ Voices Act
Passed S.3859 - Justice for Murder Victims

Adopted S.Res.570 - Speech and Debate Education Day


Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Calendar of Business:

  • S. 3853 Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act


At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, but no later than Friday, March 8, 2024, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.3853, Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act, that there be up to one hour for debate, equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees; that upon the use or yielding back of time, the bill be considered read a third time and the Senate vote on passage of the bill, all without intervening action or debate, with 60-affirmative votes required for passage.


Executive Business

Confirmed the following nomination by voice vote:


Exec. Cal. #517 - Douglas Craig Schmidt, of Tennessee, to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Department of Defense